Recipes » Appetizers » Chickpea Nuggets
T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies

Reprinted from Plant-Based Snacks, Apps, & Desserts (Kindle Direct Publishing, 2023)


  • 1 ¾ cups cooked chickpeas
  • ⅓ cup rolled oats
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup unsweetened, plain plant-based milk
  • ½ cup whole-grain bread crumbs


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Add all ingredients except plant-based milk and bread crumbs to a blender or food processor. Pulse to combine, but be careful to not overprocess. You want to maintain some texture.
  • 2. Using your hands, shape the mixture into 8–10 nuggets.
  • 3. Add the plant-based milk and bread crumbs to separate bowls. Dip each nugget into the plant-based milk then the bread crumbs, coating them well.
  • 4. Place the coated nuggets on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 15–18 minutes. Enjoy with your favorite condiments. I like to mix plant-based mayo with ketchup.

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