Vegan Nuggets


I made these vegan “chicken” nuggets the other day and they were great! This recipe makes around 20 so you’ll have enough to feed everyone or yourself for a couple of days! I have made these nuggets with 2 layers of bread crumbs and with only 1 layer. I think dipping twice is yummier but it is more work and they are still good only being dipped once. So you can decide what you prefer.


  • 1 cup gluten flour (vital wheat gluten)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 (or more) cups bread crumbs
  • 3 tbsp savoury yeast flakes (nutritional yeast)
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 cups soy milk (or 1 if only dipping once)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  1. Combine the flour, garlic and onion powders and salt in a bowl and whisk. Add the water and olive oil in a separate bowl and mix. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and knead until combined. Place on a large cutting board and knead for a minute or two. Let rest.
  2. Mix together bread crumbs, yeast flakes and spices. In a separate bowl mix together the soy milk and olive oil.
  3. Place foil over 2 baking trays and preheat oven to 200°C.
  4. Rip off a small portion of the dough (remember this makes around 20 pieces) and dip into the wet mixture, add to the dry and press into a nugget shape while getting the dry ingredients to stick. Set aside and continue with remaining dough.
  5. (Optional) re-dip the nuggets in the wet mix and once again into the dry getting more crumbs to stick. If dipping for a second time you may have to add more ingredients into the wet and dry bowls.
  6. Place nuggets on baking trays and cook for 20 – 30 minutes. You will need to flip the nuggets a few times or more to prevent the top layer of crumbs from burning. I cooked mine for 10 minutes each side and then again, 5 minutes for each side.
  7. Eat! YUM!

Note: If you don’t get through all 20 in one go, you can place in an airtight container and keep in the fridge up to a couple of days. If reheating in oven they take about 10 minutes, or 1-2 in a microwave.

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