Gluten-Free Vegan Nuggets

Author: Stefi Hsia

PREP TIME:

15 min.

COOK TIME:

10 min.

TOTAL TIME:

25 min.

YIELD:

16 Nuggets

Who knew vegan nuggets could taste exactly like chicken nuggets? The texture is a little different, but the flavor is there.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • ½ cup avocado oil
  • 12 tbsp JUST Egg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp cumin

Directions:

  1. Add the coconut flour, baking powder, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and cumin into a large bowl. Whisk the dry ingredients until evenly combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, measure out 12 tbsp of JUST Egg. Pour the mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients.
  3. Mix with a spatula until everything is well incorporated. Once a dough ball forms, it’s ready to be formed into nuggets.
  4. Place the dough on a surface covered with cling wrap. Using your hands, shape the dough into a rectangle. Seperate the dough into 16 even sections with a knife.
  5. Form the dough into the shape of a chicken nugget. Repeat this step for the rest of the dough.
  6. Pour ½ cup of avocado oil into a small pan. Heat the oil until it reaches around 350ºF.
  7. Gently set the nuggets into the oil and fry until the bottoms turn golden brown before flipping. I would recommend working in batches (e.g. 4 nuggets/batch).
  8. Once the nuggets are cooked, remove them from the oil and palace onto a plate lined with a paper towel. Repeat steps 7 and 8 until all the nuggets are cooked.
  9. Serve with a side of ketchup and enjoy!