how to make, chickpea nuggets, healthy snack, yeast flakes, hommade tomato dip, vegan nuggets

1. Gather the ingredients

  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup of gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup of nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 tsp of marine salt
  • 1/2 tsp of garlic flakes

Tomato dip:

  • Half a can of tomato concentrate puree
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp of vinegar
  • 1 tsp of oil
  • a pinch of salt and pepper

how to make, chickpea nuggets, healthy snack, yeast flakes, hommade tomato dip, vegan nuggets

2. Wash the chickpeas

Preheat the oven to 420F and grease a baking tray. Set aside. Submerge the chickpeas in a bowl of warm water and massage to take the skins off. Drain.

how to make, chickpea nuggets, healthy snack, yeast flakes, hommade tomato dip, vegan nuggets

3. Process

Process the chickpeas turning them into crumbles, add a bit of water if you need to smooth the process and sprinkle a spoon of yeast to make it salty, and stick together more easily.

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how to make, chickpea nuggets, healthy snack, yeast flakes, hommade tomato dip, vegan nuggets

4. Shape the nuggets

Take a handful of the mixture and turn it into a ball, compressing it and shaping it into a nugget. Coat each nugget completely with breadcrumbs and place on the baking tray and into the oven.

how to make, chickpea nuggets, healthy snack, yeast flakes, hommade tomato dip, vegan nuggets

5. Add the finishing flakes

After about 45 minutes, when the nuggets are a light gold, gently coat them with extra yeast flakes and put them back in the oven for a final touch. This will give them the flaky texture.

how to make, chickpea nuggets, healthy snack, yeast flakes, hommade tomato dip, vegan nuggets

6. Enjoy

Pair with salad and a quick tomato sauce made from concentrated puree, a pinch of garlic powder, salt pepper, vinegar and oil. Enjoy!

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