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Veggie chickpea sticks. Chickpeas, chia seeds, cheese and veggies. A great finger food for toddlers or blw.

Veggie Chickpea Sticks

A great finger food for kids of all ages. Perfect for the lunchbox too.
Course Finger food
Cuisine Fusion
Keyword Chickpea Sticks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Amy


  • 55 g (1/2 cup) grated carrots
  • 2 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 400 g can Chickpeas (drained and washed)
  • 1/2 red pepper (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp cream cheese
  • 60 g (1/2 cup) grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 handful of spinach leaves (chopped)
  • 60 g (1/2 cup) frozen peas
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp mixed dried herbs


  • Pre heat oven to 180c / 350F / Gas 4 and prepare two baking trays with baking paper / reusable baking sheets.
  • Squeeze as much liquid out of the carrots as possible. Reserve the carrot juice and add water to it to make it up to 80ml (1/3 cup) of liquid in total.
  • Mix the chia seeds and carrot juice mixture together and set aside.
  • Add all other ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth. Add the chia seed mixture and pulse until mixed together.
  • Take approx a 3/4 tablespoon of the mixture and form into a finger shape (alternatively you could make cookie shape or nuggets) Repeat until the mixture has finished.
  • Bake in the oven for 15 mins.