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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Gluten-Free Chickpea Nuggets That Are Allergy Friendly

 Looking for an allergy-friendly option for chicken nuggets? These meatless chickpea nuggets are perfect for those who have food allergies. They are the perfect plant-based option for chicken nuggets.

 The other day at the food pantry that I volunteer at, we were giving away bags of dried chickpeas. My friend looked at the dried garbanzo beans and said "What are these?"  I replied back to my friend and said "They are the most delicious bean that are perfect for many plant-based recipes."

 Since my friend eats meat, she wanted to know what I make with chickpeas. I told her that chickpeas are awesome for vegan eggs, vegan tuna, vegan egg salad, hummus, and vegan chicken nuggets. Chickpeas are also delicious by themselves. You will love the nutty taste of chickpeas.

Transforming chickpeas into the best plant-based substitutes for your favorite foods  

 Eating more plant-based meals can be a struggle for many. You want to stop eating meat but you crave the taste of animal foods. You know that a plant-based diet is a healthier option and you are seeking delicious vegan recipes that your family will love.

You are going to love these Gluten-Free Chickpea Nuggets! These nuggets are not only made from 100% plant-based ingredients but they are also allergy-friendly. These plant-based nuggets are made from chickpeas and contain no dairy, soy, wheat, nuts, or mushrooms. These chickpea nuggets are perfect for dipping into your favorite sauces.

Gluten-Free Chickpea Nuggets

~ Are Delicious

~ Easy To Make

~ Allergy-Friendly

~ Plant-Based

~ Wheat-Free

~ Soy-Free

~ Dairy-Free

~ Loaded with Protein

~ Full of Fiber

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Vegan and allergy-friendly Chickpea Nuggets are perfect for family meals or fun snacks.

 Most chicken nuggets are not safe for those who have soy and wheat allergies. These gems are safe for those who have food allergies and are free of the top food allergens. If you are fortunate to not have food allergies or are looking for meatless recipes, you are going to love these hand-held chickpea nuggets.

Ingredients Needed For Chickpea Nuggets

+ Chickpeas - dried or can - once you discover chickpea recipes, you need to buy chickpeas in bulk

+ Spices

+ Vegan Eggs - I like flax or chia eggs for this recipe

+ Oat Flour

+Nutritional Yeast

+ Olive Oil

Canned or Dried Chickpeas ~ which are best?

 You can use canned chickpeas or dried chickpeas. Chickpeas are also called garbanzo beans. If you want to save money and use dried chickpeas, make sure to cook them longer so they are soft. I like to cook chickpeas in the pressure cooker as it saves so much time. If you use a pressure cooker, add 6 more minutes to the cooking time.

If you use canned chickpeas, make sure to save the liquid from the can. The liquid from a can of chickpeas is called aquafaba and it can be used to make everything from vegan chocolate mousse to plant-based crab cakes.

Chickpea Nuggets are easy to make

 Making these vegan nuggets is super simple. The easiest way to make the plant-based nuggets is with a food processor. You simply put all the ingredients in the food processor and blend until smooth. If you don't have a food processor, you can mash the chickpeas with the bottom of a glass.

 Once you have the mashed-up chickpeas along with the other ingredients, you then form it into a nugget shape. The mixture can be made into many different shapes of nuggets.

Then it is time to bake the vegan nuggets. I made mine in an air fryer but you can also bake them in the oven. To save time on cleaning my air fryer, I use disposable air fryer liners

How to enjoy the chickpea nuggets

These delicious nuggets are perfect to dip into your favorite sauces. Chickpea nuggets are the best finger food and taste awesome with so many sauces.

Sauce suggestions for chickpea nuggets

~ Ketchup

~ Barbecue Sauce

~ Honey Mustard

~ Chipotle Mayo

~ Vegan Ranch

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AiringMyLaundry said...

I will have to give these nuggets a try. I have always liked chickpeas so I imagine I'll be a fan.

Kathy said...

These sound really interesting. I will have to try these out. I do love chickpeas.

Jennifer said...

I love chickpea snacks and would love to try these chickpea nuggets!

Lavanda Michelle said...

I love how simple the ingredients are, and the fact that they're plant-based makes them even better. Can't wait to try making these for my family—it's great to have a healthy alternative to traditional chicken nuggets.

Ramil Hinolan said...

If you are looking to add more nutritious and delicious options to your family's menu, this blog article is for you. I love it because it's plant-based.

Ivan Jose said...

Those nuggets look lovely. I never realized you can make them with chickpeas.

Lady In Read said...

we use chickpeas for making similar dishes/snacks as well as chickpea flour.. and i love this version too

Beautiful Touches said...

Chicpea nuggets sounds like an interesting alternative to chicken nuggets! They look tasty and I'd like to try it, maybe put it through the ultimate test and try it out on my grandkids too!

Marie Gizelle said...

It's awesome how alternatives are made for different preferences. Looks good!

Christy G said...

I’m not a fan of chickpeas but my uncle loves them. I know he is trying to eat more vegan dishes but loved grandmas fried chicken growing up. I’ll send him this recipe for a chicken nugget alternative.

Tami Creates said...

These look so good, I definitely need to try them!

Gervin Khan said...

This recipe looks so good and tasty, and it looks easy to make!

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