When I made my Baked BBQ Onion Rings a couple weeks ago, I ended up with leftover BBQ mixture and panko crumbs. And so, I looked around for other foods I could coat. Thus, the BBQ- avocado nugget was born! Crispy outside and nice, soft inside. I swear, it tastes better than a chicken nugget. I even tricked my brother with them. Coming into the kitchen, he completely ignored my avocado-BBQ sauce-panko station and zoned in on the what he assumed were chicken nuggets (I blame video games). After he took a bite and I told him what they really were, he glared at me… then took another! Win! I finally got my brother to eat an avocado! Now I just have to disguise every vegetable he eats 🙂
Baked Barbecue-Avocado Nuggets
2 tbsp whole wheat flour
2/3 cup barbecue sauce (I used cajun-seasoned sauce)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper
1 and 1/3 cup panko crumbs
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and spay a pan with oil. Cut up avocados into small nugget-sized pieces. In a shallow bowl, combine and mix flour, barbecue sauce, egg, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. In another shallow bowl, place and spread out panko crumbs. Using your hands or tongs, take one avocado nugget and place it in the barbecue sauce mixture. Transfer to panko bowl and completely cover with crumbs. Place on the baking pan. Repeat with every nugget. Bake in oven for 20 minutes.
Convincing? I think so.