Chickpea Nuggets


By Lori Taylor

veggie nuggets that kids go wild over!

Chickpea nuggets are just as fun as chicken nuggets but are made using chickpeas, sweet potatoes, and brown rice instead of chicken. They have a great texture and their shape makes them perfect for dipping. Our kids go wild for these plant-based nuggets (and we adults love them too!). Give them a try for lunch today!

Chickpea Nuggets | Veggie Nuggets Recipe


Chickpea Nuggets

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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Kid-Friendly


  • 8 oz sweet potato peeled and diced
  • 1 15 oz can garbanzo beans (chickpeas) drained
  • 1 cup brown rice cooked
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/8 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup panko crumbs


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place cut sweet potato on a steamer basket, add water to pot and steam until potatoes are tender, 10-12 minutes. Cool.
  • In a food processor, combine the garbanzo beans, rice, nutritional yeast, poultry seasoning, turmeric, salt, and pepper. Pulse mixture until semi smooth, add sweet potatoes and mix until well combined and smooth.
  • Using a 1 oz scoop, form into balls and flatten into a "nugget" and roll in panko crumbs, setting the nuggets on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes until nuggets are firm and golden brown. Serve with Honey Mustard Dressing.



Chickpea Veggie Nuggets

Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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