Chickpea Flour Muffins (Vegan, Gluten-Free, High Protein)
If you’re like me, you’re a busy body, and when you’re not constantly on the move, you sometimes just don’t feel like making a meal or snacks. This can cause you to reach for junk food instead which won’t fill you up or add any benefit to your life. That’s where these Chickpea Flour Muffins swoop in as the perfect on-the-go snack and one of my favorite chickpea flour recipes.
Why you’ll love these Vegan Chickpea Flour Muffins:
- They can be made in under 45 minutes
- They are high in protein
- They are versatile – switch up the veggies to what you have on hand
- You’ll have most of these ingredients in your pantry
- They’re gluten-free and vegan-friendly
Chickpea Flour: For these Vegan Chickpea Flour Muffins, I used Bob’s Red Mill’s Garbanzo & Fava Bean Flour. What makes this flour substitute so great is that it’s not only gluten-free but it also includes a healthy protein that can make your baking more filling. Use this in doughs, baking, or in any of your favourite recipes. Chickpea flour is creamy and rich, lending a fantastic texture to baked goods, whether sweet or savoury. This specific blend of flour from Bob’s has a yummy earthy flavour and adds fiber and protein to any recipe I make with it.
How do you make savoury chickpea vegan muffins?
This recipe is actually quite simple to make. All you have to do is prep your muffin tin like normal, and in a large bowl mix together all the dry ingredients before adding the water and stirring the mix until it has a pancake-batter-like consistency.
If your mix is too clumpy, don’t be afraid of adding more water. Just making sure you only add a tbsp. at a time!
Once mixed well, add all the remaining ingredients and stir well. Pour the batter into your muffin tin and bake these babies up for around 30 minutes.
I like to garnish these with black salt, hot sauce, or fresh avocado. But the possibilities are endless here!
Expert Tips & FAQ:
How can I get creative with this recipe?
As I said, this vegan recipe is incredibly versatile. You can swap out any of the veggies I used with the ones you have available on hand. You can also switch up the recipe flavour themes. For example, my version is a bit more Mexican-inspired, but why not make these with an Italian twist by utilizing tomatoes and fresh herbs like basil. You could also go to Greece by adding olives, get creative here and let me know your favourite combination! After all, we can’t travel right now so we might as well travel through our food.
Do I need to grease my muffin tin?
No need to grease your non-stick muffin tins, if that’s what you’re using.No need to grease your non-stick muffin tins, if that’s what you’re using.
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Check out how to make these savoury Vegan Chickpea Flour Muffins below and don’t forget to tell me how you like them by rating or leaving a comment.
Vegan Chickpea Flour Muffins
- 1 1/2 cups Bob's Red Mill Chickpea and Fava Bean Flour
- 3 tbsp. nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp black salt optional or if you have access to it
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 1/2 cups of water or oat milk
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1/2 cup vegan cheddar shredded
- 1/2 cup red bell pepper finely chopped
- 1/2 cup jalapeno pepper. finely chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh tomato finely chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh spinach finely chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh corn
- 1/4 cup green onion finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove grated
- Garnish with: black salt hot sauce and fresh chopped avocado
- Preheat oven to 375F and well grease a muffin tin. See notes.
- To a large mixing bowl, add all the dry ingredients and stir till completely well combined.
- To the bowl, add the water and stir till your mixture becomes pancake-batter-like. Add more water if your mixture is a bit too clumpy, only add 1 tbsp. of water at a time.
- To the bowl, now add the remaining ingredients and stir till well combined. Do not over stir.
- Using a 1/4 cup measure, begin dolloping the mixture into each muffin tin.
- Bake for around 30 minutes and remove from oven. Let them cool for 10 minutes before removing from tins.
- Enjoy with more black salt, hot sauce and fresh avocado!
Hi from Australia Maria 🙂
Would these be okay to make with just chickpea flour (ie not chickpea+fava)?
yes they should be ok to just make with chickpea flour!
Maria, these are SPECTACULAR! I make them at least once a week! There are a ton of savoury muffin recipes out there but this one is by far my favourite. Thank you for the recipe! <3
Thank you so much for the love, Sara! I love them too!
Can I leave out the vegan cheese?
Also… is 1/2 CUP jalapeño correct? Lol… that seems like a lot for 12 muffins, but maybe my palate is a bit wimpy haha!
Thanks for the recipe, can’t wait to try it 🙂
YES!!! It works, I promise!!!! It’s alot but if you don’t like spice then just do less! And yes, you can leave out the vegan cheese and use regular cheese or no cheese at all!
Do these save well? Would be an amazing meal prep snack!
Yes! For up to a week in a tightly sealed container. You can freeze them too.
Have made 4 times now. I add different spices and veggies in and love it every time. Great recipie!
Thank you so much for the love, Emma!
I’ve made this twice now. A very versatile recipe. I used different veggies the second time, just what I had on hand and turned out great. Delicious! Highly recommend.
Thank you so much for the love, hun!
turned out amazing! only thing is i forgot how spicy jalapeños are when it comes to feeding kids, so we definitely think we will add some yogurt or sour cream in next time