Vegan Chicken Nuggets (Chickpea Nuggets) Recipe
By Earth of Maria
🔪Prep Time: 10 mins
👩🍳Cook Time: 18 mins
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp tahini
1/2 cup gluten-free flour
5 oz firm tofu
1/2 cup plant-based milk
1/2 cup gluten-free breadcrumbs
1Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C (350 F) and line a baking tray with a sheet of parchment paper.
2Add the chickpeas, tomato paste, garlic, cumin, turmeric, salt, tahini, and flour to a blender or food processor. Blend it slowly until mostly smooth, but some texture from the chickpeas remains.
3Transfer to a mixing bowl and add crumbled tofu. Mix together, using your hands if necessary, to make a dense ‘dough’.
4Shape the dough into equally-sized nugget shapes. Dip each one in the plant based milk, followed by the breadcrumbs, and lay out on the parchment paper.
5Bake the nuggets in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, until crispy and golden. Make sure not to bake for too long, as they may end up being crumbly.
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I’ve never been good at introductions because when they’re needed, I seem to forget every single interesting thing about myself. But I guess we’ll start with the basics. My name is Maria, and I am a twenty year old student from England. I study history at the University of Oxford and live in Brighton, but I was born in Russia and moved to the UK around ten years ago. I’m a vegan foodie (as you can probably tell by this blog), a lover of long walks and somewhere awkwardly between extrovert and introvert. Veganism and healthy eating are a huge part of my life, given that both have helped me overcome an unhealthy relationship with food. Finding balance took a lot of time and patience. But, as with many things in life, hard work proved 110% worth it! Whenever I’m not in the kitchen or working in my room, you’ll often find me at the gym, or at the grocery store looking for inspo for my next recipe.