Updated: Jun 22, 2018
These are another fun way to use chickpeas that are convenient and fun for lunch boxes, snacks, and appetizers. Each doughy ball of chickpeas is shaped and then smothered in breadcrumbs. Kids and adults will love these with their favorite dipping sauce.
Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yields: 4 servings (12 nuggets)
½ cup oat flour
1 15-ounce can chickpeas drained (saving the juice), and rinsed
2 carrots, roughly chopped
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
¼ teaspoon sea salt or to taste
2 teaspoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons aquafaba (juice from the chickpeas)
¾ cup panko bread crumbs
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
¼ cup nondairy milk
½ cup BBQ sauce for dipping
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Place the flour, chickpeas, carrots, spices, and salt into a food processor and process until achieving a dry dough like consistency. Place the mixture into a large mixing bowl.
Add the aquafaba and lemon juice to the chickpea mixture and stir working all of the ingredients together thoroughly. You will begin to have a firm ball and the consistency will be like that o thick cookie dough.
Portion the dough into 12 even pieces working them into any shape you prefer. Set aside.
Place the bread crumbs and nutritional yeast flakes into a bowl and mix well. Next to the breadcrumb mixture, pour the milk into a small bowl.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Dip each chickpea nugget into the milk and then coat thoroughly with the breadcrumb mixture. Place the nuggets onto the baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden. Serve with Bone Sucking BBQ sauce, Ketchup, or Frank’s Red Hot Sauce.
Kim’s Hints: If you prefer a firmer and meatier consistency, I would recommend adding 2-3 tablespoons of vital wheat gluten to the dough and increase the aquafaba by 2-3 tablespoons.