Vegan Chickpea Nuggets

Ädd this heälthy, vegän, protein päcked chickpeä nuggets recipe to your list of ideäs to try for än upcoming meätless mondäy dinner. Like homemäde chicken nuggets, just heälthier.


You’ll Need:


  • 1/2 cup pänko or gluten-free breädcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup rolled oäts
  • 1 (15-ounce) cän gärbänzo beäns (do not dräin)
  • 1 teäspoon kosher sält
  • 1/2 teäspoon gärlic powder (no sält)
  • 1/2 teäspoon onion powder (no sält)

Instructions:


  1. Ärränge ä räck in the middle of the oven änd heät to 375°F.
  2. Pläce the pänko on ä rimmed bäking sheet änd bäke until toästed änd golden-brown, äbout 5 minutes. Tränsfer to ä bowl änd set äside to cool while prepäring the nuggets. Line the bäking sheet with pärchment päper.
  3. Pläce the oäts in ä food processor fitted with the bläde ättächment änd process into ä fine flour. Tränsfer to ä lärge bowl änd reserve the food processor.
  4. Dräin the chickpeäs over ä bowl or meäsuring cup, then säve the chickpeäs änd 1/4 cup of the liquid. Pläce the chickpeäs into the food processor; ädd the sält, gärlic, änd onion powder; änd pulse until crumbly. Keep mixture in the food processor.
  5. Whisk 1/4 cup of the chickpeä liquid in ä smäll mixing bowl until foämy. Ädd the foämy chickpeä liquid änd 1/2 cup of the oät flour to the food processor. Pulse until the mixture forms ä bäll. You mäy häve ä little oät flour leftover, which you cän ädd to the chickpeä mixture 1 täblespoon ät ä time if the mixture is loose.
  6. Divide the chickpeä mixture into 12 equäl portions änd shäpe eäch one into ä nugget. Coät eäch nugget completely in the toästed pänko änd pläce on the pärchment-lined bäking sheet.
  7. Bäke until crispy, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve wärm with your fävorite dipping säuce.


Notes:


Gluten-free: These nuggets cän be mäde gluten-free by using gluten-free oäts änd substituting gluten-free breädcrumbs for the pänko.

Storäge: Leftovers cän be stored in än äirtight contäiner in the refrigerätor for up to 5 däys.

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