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Flourless Chickpea Chocolate Muffins

These flourless chickpea chocolate muffins are full of nutrients, high in protein, and very easy to make. Serve them for breakfast, as a healthy snack, light dessert, or as an afternoon treat.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Gluten-free, Vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Nensi Beram



  • Preheat oven to 180 °C. 
  • Grease muffin tins with coconut oil or prepare muffin silicone baking cups.
  • Mix 10 g ground chia seeds with 5 tablespoons of water. Stir and let it rest for a couple of minutes to thicken.
  • Melt chocolate over low heat in a medium pot. Set aside.
    It's best if you use dark chocolate with a high cocoa content (85%). If you don't have dark chocolate with 85% cacao, use 72% one but skip the coconut oil.
  • Drain chickpeas really well and remove the skins. Place chickpeas, rice milk, apple sauce, and peanut butter into a blender and blend until you get a relatively smooth mixture. Transfer the mixture to a bowl.
  • Add in coconut sugar, cacao powder, baking powder, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, soaked chia seeds, and melted chocolate. Mix for a couple of minutes with a hand mixer until it all comes together. Adjust sweetness if needed.
  • Spread the mixture into prepared muffin tins and bake for approx. 22-25 minutes.
  • Remove muffins from the oven and let them cool down completely before removing them from the tins. They will continue to firm up while cooling.