Chickpea Vegan Sausage Crumbles

Meat free, soy free, and whole food based vegan sausage crumbles! Packed with protein and a perfect topping.
Course Snack, Topping
Cuisine American
Keyword meat free sausage, vegan seasoning
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 120 kcal
Author Sophia DeSantis


  • 2 cans chickpeas (15 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons fennel seeds , crushed (easily done by using the back of a spoon)
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1-2 teaspoons Himalayan pink salt (see note)
  • 1-2 teaspoons crushed red pepper , optional
  • 1 tablespoon oat flour , use gluten free for gluten free version
US Customary - Metric


  1. Rinse and dry chickpeas very well. Put them in a kitchen towel and rub dry. Try and remove as many of the outer thin skins as possible, rolling them around with your hand on the towel helps. Don’t worry about getting them all, just as many as you can easily remove. Place dried chickpeas in a bowl.
  2. Add all the spices to the bowl, everything except the flour.
  3. Using a potato masher, or your hands, begin to crush chickpeas and break them into small pieces. The more skins that were removed, the easier this will be. You don’t want them mashed, just crumbled.
  4. Add oat flour to the bowl and using your hands combine well to coat the crumbles. This will help separate the crumbles as well.
  5. Spread onto a parchment lined cookie sheet in an even layer. Bake at 375°F/180°C for 20 minutes, until outside is just beginning to get crispy.

  6. Sprinkle over everything and anything!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Chickpea Vegan Sausage Crumbles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 411mg17%
Potassium 55mg2%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.