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Chickpea Flour Chocolate Muffins

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Chickpea Flour Chocolate Muffins

HEALTHY CHOCOLATE MUFFINS

These chickpea flour chocolate muffins are full of nutrients, high in protein, and very easy to make. You can serve them for breakfast, as a healthy snack, or as an afternoon pick-me-up.

Muffins are also vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free.

MEET THE INGREDIENTS

You can find a complete list of ingredients with exact amounts and instructions in the recipe card below.
  • Chickpea flour
  • Oat flour
  • Cacao powder
  • Coconut sugar
  • Cacao powder
  • Chunky peanut butter
  • Rice or almond milk
  • Chia seeds
  • Baking powder

CHICKPEA FLOUR

Chickpea flour is certainly one of my favorite ingredients. It’s one of the most versatile flours – you can use it to make bread, cookies, pizza dough, socca, pancakes, to thicken soups, sauces, and gravies, as a crunchy coating or a binder in veggie burgers.

Moreover, it is high in protein (1 cup contains more than 20 g of protein), fiber, and micronutrients and is lower in carbs and calories than traditional wheat flour.

Being gluten-free, chickpea flour is great for people with celiac disease, gluten intolerance, or wheat allergy. However, if you’re worried about cross-contamination, make sure you buy flour that is certified gluten-free.

CHICKPEA FLOUR NUTRITIONAL PROFILE

100 g chickpea flour contains:

Calories: 387
Total Fat: 7 g
Total carbohydrate: 58 g
Sugars: 11 g
Dietary fiber:11 g
Protein: 22 g

HOW TO MAKE FLOURLESS CHICKPEA CHOCOLATE MUFFINS

You can find a complete list of ingredients with exact amounts and instructions in the recipe card below.

STEP 1

Preheat oven to 180 °C. Grease muffin tins with coconut oil or prepare muffin silicone baking cups.

STEP 2

To prepare chia egg, simply mix 1 tablespoon of ground chia seeds (10 g) with 5 tablespoons of water. Stir and let it rest for 1 minute to thicken.

STEP 3

In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients: chickpea flour, oat flour, coconut sugar, cacao powder, and baking powder.

STEP 4

Add rice milk, chia egg, and peanut butter and mix with a hand mixer for a minute or two until it all comes together.

STEP 5

Spread the batter into prepared muffin tins and bake for approx. 25 minutes.

STEP 6

Let them cool down a bit before taking them out from the tins.

NOTE

Makes 10 muffins.

CHICKPEA FLOUR CHOCOLATE MUFFINS ARE:

  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Soy-free
  • Nutrient-packed
  • Protein-rich
  • Easy to make
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Chickpea Flour Chocolate Muffins

Chickpea Flour Chocolate Muffins

Nensi Beram
Delicious high-protein chickpea flour chocolate muffins with peanut butter. Easy to make, vegan, and gluten-free.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Cuisine Gluten-free, Vegan
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 180 °C. 
  • Grease muffin tins with coconut oil or prepare muffin silicone baking cups.
  • To prepare chia egg, simply mix 1 tablespoon of ground chia seeds (10 g) with 5 tablespoons of water. Stir and let it rest for 1 minute to thicken.
  • In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients: chickpea flour, oat flour, coconut sugar, cacao powder, and baking powder.
  • Add rice milk, chia egg, and peanut butter and mix it with a hand mixer for a minute or two until it all comes together.
  • Spread the batter into prepared muffin tins and bake for approx. 25 minutes.
  • Let them cool down a bit before taking them out from the tins. 
  • Note: Makes 10 muffins.
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9 comments

Mary Jane June 14, 2020 - 5:51 pm

Why not write the recipe with amounts in cups and spoonfuls? I was turned off from making the recipe when I saw it was written in grams. Yes, I could figure it out, but why bother when most recipes take the extra step to make it easier for the baker?

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Nensi June 15, 2020 - 8:53 am

Hi, Mary Jane! I’m really sorry you find it inconvenient. I’ve been using grams my whole life since I live in Europe and I am not used to cups and spoons. I believe most of the food scales, even in the US, measure in grams. And we haven’t had many requests about it. Most of the people seem to be fine with grams. That being said, we are considering adding a unit-conversion add-on very soon. I wish you a great day!

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Candace September 30, 2020 - 10:10 pm

Other than the US, most elsewhere use grams. So thank you for posting in grams! cup measures aren’t even reliable since a cup isn’t the same between US and Europe.

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Nensi October 2, 2020 - 7:58 pm

Couldn’t agree more, Candace! Measuring by weight (in grams) is far more accurate than measuring by volume, especially in gluten-free baking. Happy weekend!

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Sheryl May 28, 2022 - 4:21 pm

I an from the USA… and I live your metric measurements. I purchased a scales and find metric measured recipes turn out better than American cup measures because the scales is more accurate. I use chickpea flour alot. Love your food blog!

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Sheryl May 28, 2022 - 4:24 pm

*love” not “live”.
“scales are” not” scales is”
So sorry for the grammar mistakes!

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Nensi Beram May 29, 2022 - 9:29 pm

Thank you so much, Sheryl! I’m glad you decided to purchase a kitchen scale as it offers much greater precision when measuring ingredients. Yesss, chickpea flour is awesome, my favorite.

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Sheryl May 28, 2022 - 4:37 pm

I love your Blog and your recipes using alternative flours like chickpea, oat, and teff. I have alot of food allergies. So I use these flours rather than wheat. Thank you so much!!

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Nensi Beram May 29, 2022 - 9:31 pm

Thank you! I’m so happy you like my recipes. Greetings from Split!

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