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Easy Chickpea Nuggets

Updated: Jun 30, 2020

We love finger foods here in the Jaroudi household and before becoming plant-based chicken nuggets were one of my husband (Marc) favorite Friday night dinner foods.

After we both transitioned to a plant-based lifestyle, Marc would still occasional want the 'Gardein Seven Grain Crispy Tenders' which are loaded with oil, soy protein isolate, and is a highly processed food.

My challenge was creating a Whole Food Plant Based recipe for a nugget that my husband would love. We both adore this recipe and not only does our 'Chickpea Nuggets' taste amazing but they are actually good for you.

We hope you enjoy our recipe. Perfect for children, adults, and a great party food!

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Easy Chickpea Nuggets
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Easy Chickpea Nuggets

[Makes 12-14 nuggets]


Chickpea Nugget

1 15.5 oz can chickpeas (rinsed and save the liquid from the can)

6 Tbsp of the chickpea liquid (aquafaba)

1 cup oat flour (blend rolled oats in a high speed blender to make flour)

1 Tbsp Italian seasoning or pizza seasoning

1 Tbsp nutritional yeast

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp white miso

Pinch of black pepper


1/4 cup non dairy milk

1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs

2 tsp Italian seasoning or pizza seasoning


+ Add all ingredients for the chickpea nuggets into a food processor and mix until everything is well combined. [Do not add breading ingredients!]

+Form nugget shapes with the mixture - makes 12-14

+Place 1/4 cup of non dairy milk unsweetened in a bowl

+Mix together whole wheat bread crumbs and 2 tsp Italian seasoning or pizza seasoning

+Create a dredge with each chickpea nugget - goes into non dairy milk and then into breadcrumb mixture

+Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes - Flip nuggets at halfway point


I hope you'll give this recipe a try, and let us know if you liked it!

We love seeing photographs of our recipes and just in general hearing from you guys!

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