ChickPea Patty Dairy free, no peanuts, eat clean Easy Toddler lunch Ideas

Chickpea Burgers as a Healthy Toddler Meal

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Mommy and Me Chickpea Patties (Vegetarian Burgers)

Meatless Monday?

This is a peanut and milk free Vegetarian Chickpea burger that could convert even the most dedicated meatatarian!

My sister pointed me in the direction of this meat-free burger and I am so glad that she did! The combination of hearty chickpeas, carrot and egg create a pattie that you will for sure add to your repertoire. The unique blend of spices and the healthy veggies create a meal that is light yet satisfying. We have been incorporating more vegan and vegetarian meals and snacks into our weekly rotation. These chickpea patties are awesome for lunch the next day as they double as delicious crumbly toppings for your salad. 

Chickpea Patties

A vegetarian burger that could satisfy even the most dedicated meat-a-tarian. This recipe is made with real food ingredients and is peanut and milk free.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Toddler meal
Keyword dairy free, peanut free, toddler meal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Sosi’s Mom


2 1/2 cups OR 1 can cooked chickpeas

  • 1 medium uncooked carrot, peeled
  • 1 medium-sized garlic clove
  • 1 large egg (OR vegan substitute)
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour (OR substitute ground oats)
  • 4 medium fresh tomatoes
  • 1 medium uncooked red onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp ground coriander (could add 1 1/2)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin (could add 1 1/2)
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil (for pan)
  • 16 slices Sprouted Grain Breads Sprouted Grain Breads, Squirrelly, OR bread of your choice
  • 1 tsp table salt (optional)
  • 1 tsp black pepper (optional)


  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Peel and roughly chop both the carrot and garlic.

  2. In a food processor add chick peas, garlic, and spices. Pulse until the garlic and chick peas create a paste consistency.

  3. Add egg, carrot, and flour. Blend until the contents start to stick to the sides of the processor.

  4. Preheat the pan to medium heat, add oil.

  5. Divide the meat-free mixture into 8 equal parts, evenly shape into burger patties.

  6. Fry the patties for 3-4 minutes per side, you want a golden brown exterior colour.

  7. Serve with warm bread (or buns), a slice of tomato, and a ring of red onion.

  8. Enjoy your peanut and milk free meat-free burger!

Recipe Notes

This vegetarian burger tastes delicious with homemade dairy free Tasty Tzatziki Sauce. I have this recipe separate.
These patties also taste great on a warm bed of greens such as spinach or kale.

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Toddler Friendly Chickpea Burger

I am always trying to interest my toddler with different flavours and food combinations. It seems that lately the more “deconstructed” a meal, the more that seems to disappear from the plate (definite mom-win)! When I make these patties I form them into “nuggets” and my little ones prefer this over the sandwich presentation. The following pictures are one way we “deconstruct” the chickpea burger in order to entice our little eaters. Yup, you will notice there is ketchup with these vegetarian nuggets. Every now and again a little ketchup sneaks into our meals, nobody is perfect right?

I prefer them drizzled with dairy free Tzatziki sauce.

For more healthy toddler meals – check out our Feed The Toddler link here!

Tzatziki recipe available here!

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  4. Tried these today, when you say 1 medium baby carrot peeled, do you mean 1 baby carrot medium sized that is grated? Also listened to “paste consistency” too literally and basically made hummus! Oops! Will try again another time! Hoping my little 2 year old boy will like these.

    1. Hi Sarah! I bet it would make an awesome hummus! I just edited the recipe to make it more clear (it must have been sleep deprivation) 🙂 I meant one medium carrot, I am not sure why I wrote baby…baby brain maybe? It took me a couple of tries to get the consistency right too. I hope your little guy likes them!

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