Chickpea Nuggets

This is a combination of a couple of similar recipes, most similar to a Veganomicon one.  My daughter thought they were awesome and insisted on calling them chicken nuggets.  She enjoyed them with some ketchup, while the grownups enjoyed them plain, served with some healthy mashed potatoes and citrus collards.

I forgot to take a picture! (Next time!)  But, honestly, they don’t look like much….  brown nugget looking things.  😉  But they are yummy and kid approved!

  • 2 cans chickpeas
  • 1 cup vital wheat gluten
  • 1 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice

Preheat oven to 425.

Smush chickpeas until well smushed but not pureed, using either a fork or a food processor “pulsing.”  Add remaining ingredients.

Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Form mixture into small nugget sized patties.  Cook about 10 – 15 minutes on each side.  If you don’t feel like flipping, don’t.  (I flipped half and not the other half to see and there wasn’t a ton of difference.)  Allow to cool on baking sheet about 10 minutes before serving.  Yum!


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