10 Chickpea Flour Muffin Recipes from Registered Dietitians

Chickpea flour muffins make several appearances here on the blog, with a banana option, a gingerbread option, and even added sugar-free and cupcake versions. With a pumpkin chickpea flour muffin coming this fall, plus a variety of other chickpea flour muffin recipes from fellow dietitians, I figured it was time to put them all together for you in one roundup! 

Muffins are one of my favorite things to meal prep because they’re an easy grab and go item that works well for breakfast and snacks. Rushing to get out the door (or to your first Zoom meeting of the day)? Just grab a muffin, and add a smear of nut butter or a yogurt cup on the side for some extra protein. Realizing you haven’t had a snack yet when you’re only an hour out from your scheduled workout time? Grab a muffin!

What makes the muffins in this roundup unique is that they’re made with chickpea flour (also known as garbanzo bean flour), which adds extra nutrient density without sacrificing the nice fluffy texture you crave in a muffin. Chickpea flour muffins have more protein and fiber than most, plus they’re gluten free! Read on for 10 varieties of chickpea flour muffins, from sweet to savory, all made with recipes from Registered Dietitians.

Chickpea Flour Muffins: A Dietitian Recipe Roundup

Sweet Recipes

If you’re looking for fruity or ginger chickpea muffin recipes (or even a fusion of the two), these six recipes are the way to go! If you’re looking for more savory options, skip to the next section.

1. Chickpea Flour Banana Muffins

These vegan & gluten-free chickpea banana muffins are bound to become a staple in your household. Try them with optional add-ins like chocolate chips, blueberries, and walnuts!

chickpea flour banana muffins chocolate

2. Chickpea Flour Banana Muffins – No Added Sugar Version

The original version is already low in sugar, but if you have little ones in the house and want to keep added sugar at zero (more on why you might consider that in my video on the Dietary Guidelines for infants and toddlers), this added sugar free version of the recipe above is the way to go.

chickpea flour banana muffins sugar free

3. Strawberry Banana Chickpea Muffins via Sarah Schlichter, RD (Bucket List Tummy)

Made with bananas AND strawberries, this chickpea flour muffin recipe comes out perfectly moist and sweet.

strawberry chickpea muffins

4. Chickpea Berry Cupcakes

Frosting makes everything better, right? Adding some fresh berries and vegan frosting turns these chickpea muffins into fiber-ful cupcakes that are perfect for 4th of July and Memorial Day!

garbanzo berry cupcakes

5. Rhubarb Ginger Lemon Muffins via Jessica Levinson, RD

Perfectly tart and sweet, these rhubarb ginger lemon muffins offer a unique balance of flavors and are gluten free (thanks to the chickpea flour) and dairy free, too!

ginger lemon rhubarb chickpea muffins

6. Gingerbread Garbanzo Muffins

Whether it’s the holiday season or not, these gingerbread muffins are a must-try. The calming effects of ginger may even help soothe a sensitive GI tract.

gluten free gingerbread muffins

Savory Recipes

Chickpea flour is an excellent base for savory muffins, too! These four recipes from fellow dietitians are all gluten free with two vegan options.

7. Hard-Boiled Egg & Cheddar Muffins via Anne Mauney (Fannetastic Food)

This creative recipe conveniently combines hard boiled eggs with chickpea muffins for a cheesy and satisfying breakfast option.

egg filled muffin

8. Protein Packed Corn Muffin via Keri Glassman, RD (Nutritious Life)

Corn muffins get a nutrient boost in this chickpea flour based recipe! 

9. Mini Chickpea Frittatas via Jessica Cording, RD (Jessica Cording Nutrition)

This gluten free and vegan recipe brings together olives, sun dried tomatoes, and spinach in savory chickpea frittatas that can be made in a muffin pan.

chickpea frittatas

10. Savory Vegan Chickpea Muffins via Cassidy Reeser, RD (Cozy Peach Kitchen)

Last but not least, these savory vegan muffins get a cheesy flavor from nutritional yeast and contain plenty of sauteed vegetables for extra fiber and flavor.

garbanzo muffins gluten free

garbanzo muffins gluten free

Published at Wed, 10 Feb 2021 11:24:20 +0000

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