Budget Friendly

Chickpea Flour Muffins (Vegan, Gluten-Free, High Protein)


15 minutes


30 minutes



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 in your life. That’s where these Chickpea Flour Muffins swoop in as the perfect on-the-go snack. 

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 

Stack of Vegan Chickpea Flour Muffins on a plate.

What is 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.

Vegan Chickpea Flour Muffins sitting on a plate with Bob's Red Mill flour in the background.

Vegan Chickpea Flour Muffins sitting on a plate with Bob's Red Mill flour in the background.

How do you make savoury 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!

A plate of Savoury Vegan Chickpea Flour Muffins on a plate.

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.

Other vegan muffin recipes you’ll love:

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.

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Vegan Chickpea Flour Muffins

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Budget Friendly, Breakfast & Bowls
  • Cuisine: Vegan


The perfect snack or breakfast when you’re running out the door. These savoury Chickpea Flour Muffins are high in protein, vegan & gluten-free!



Dry Ingredients:

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

Wet Ingredients:

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!


No need to grease your non-stick muffin tins, if that’s what you’re using.

Keywords: savoury, vegan, plant-based, gluten, free, healthy, breakfast




Hi! Do you also add oil in the video? I can’t find it in the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thanks for flagging that, it’s been added!

Lauren Marinigh

Ohh love this unique twist on muffins! Can’t wait to try.

Maria Koutsogiannis

You’re really good to love these!


Thank you for creating a great healthy way to consume the amount of muffins I consume!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thanks, Alexa, I love this recipe!

Sophia Stephens

These. Are. Amazing. Thank you, Maria!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thanks, Sophia!

Rachel Huntchinsin

We made these Greek style and they came out perfectly. Olives and feta were the perfect addition. We also used Bob’s Red Mill plain chickpea flour and it worked great!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Yes, this makes me so happy, Rachel, thank you!


These are amazing!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, they are great!

Tea Thome

These are amazing! Super easy to make, packed full of nutrients and flavour!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for your support, TEA!!!!

Seta Keshishian

So amazing!!! Delicious, soft, and most importantly healthy😉 I recommend everyone to try it!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Seta!!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hey Cynthia! Here at FoodByMaria we don’t put nutritional info on our recipes. But please feel free to calculate on your own if needed. This recipe is great!

Maria Koutsogiannis

You can definitely try! They will likely so a bit mushy yes but you can make the stalk and then add the dumplings later after re heating.. that is likely your best bet!


Always wanted a savoury muffin!

Maria Koutsogiannis

This one is soooo good!

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