Vegan nuggets are just the thing to eat when you are craving a bit of childhood nostalgia.
Made from vegetables and plant–based ingredients, homemade veggie nuggets are big crowd pleasers and perfect for dunking into your favourite sauce.
Most recipes for vegan nuggets call for a mixture of vegetables, soy and/or legumes. Chickpea, tofu and textured vegetable protein are popular fillings but you can experiment with your favorite veggies to create your own unique vegan nuggets.
In many cases, a coating of panko or cornmeal ensures a crispy exterior (which is all held together with a flax egg). Here are some recipe ideas to get you started:
Chickpea and Artichoke Vegan Nuggets
Artichoke hearts and mashed chickpeas are the base of this scrumptious recipe for vegan nuggets.
They are flavoured with onions, garlic and liquid smoked before being coated in panko and pan–fried. The result is mouth–watering goodness.
Vegan Nuggets with TVP
Textured vegetable protein (often referred to as TVP), a product derived from soy, is the base of these vegan nuggets.
TVP offers a meaty texture that makes these vegan nuggets closer to the real thing.
This must-try recipe from PETA also calls for chickpeas, nutritional yeast, Dijon mustard and agave nectar.
It's a flavourful recipe perfect for foodies making the transition to veganism.
30–Minute Vegan Nuggets
These quinoa-crusted tofu nuggets require just three ingredients: cooked quinoa, tofu and barbecue sauce (or your favourite dipping sauce).
They are very easy to make and are ready in just 30 minutes.
High-Protein Veggie Nuggets
These veggie nuggets are loaded with protein thanks to red lentils and quinoa. They are fried in avocado oil for extra flavour and crunch.
Want the recipe? Get the full recipe over at 4 Hour Body Girl.
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