Chickpea Nuggets

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 50 minutes
  • 6 servings

Not all nuggets have to be deep-fried in oil. You can bake them and you can use oat flour instead of plain all-purpose flour. And it takes 50 minutes, tops, baking and all.

Ingredients Needed for Chickpea Nuggets

    1.5 cups panko
    2 egg whites
    3 ounces oat flour
    12 ounces canned chickpeas
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 teaspoon onion powder

How to Make Chickpea Nuggets

  1. Line a baking dish with parchment paper, add the panko and evenly spread it.
  2. Roast for 10 minutes at 360ºF/180ºC.
  3. Add the egg whites to a bowl and whisk them.
  4. Gradually whisk in 2 ounces of oat flour. Set aside.
  5. Add the chickpeas, garlic powder, and onion powder to a blender.
  6. Season with salt and add the whisked egg mixture. Puree everything.
  7. Transfer to a bowl, add the remaining oat flour and mix until even.
  8. Shape this dough into nuggets (we’ve ended up with 12). Coat them with roasted panko.
  9. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and transfer the coated nuggets to it.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes at 360ºF/180ºC.

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