Chocolate Chickpea Muffins (Banana or Orange flavoured)

Chocolate Chickpea Mini-Muffins (with Banana and Orange variations)

rack 2

I have to thank Katarina Anne over at her wonderful blog, Feed Me Full, for the genius idea of using a can of chickpeas as a flour substitute. Check out her post for the original recipe and some other variations. I have altered the recipe a little from hers (I think her eggs must have been smaller than mine. I found I only needed 3 not 4). And I have made mini-muffins rather than cupcakes. I’ve also added a choc-orange and choc-banana variation.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1/3 cup milk of choice (I used oat milk)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of oil of choice (I used olive oil)
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or paste
  • ½ cup caster sugar

chick peas

Variations:

Choc-Banana- substitute mashed banana (about 1) for milk

Choc-Orange- substitute orange juice for milk and also add zest of whole orange

 

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 180°C and grease mini-muffin tray (be particularly careful about greasing the tray well for the choc-orange muffins. I found them a little harder to remove from the tray intact).
  • Rinse and drain chickpeas. Blend in food processor with milk/orange/banana until smooth.
  • Add eggs one at a time, blending after each addition.
  • Add oil, cocoa, baking powder and sugar and blend until smooth.
  • processor
  • Pour or spoon the very wet batter into mini-muffin wells until almost full.
  • My daughter is doing a very important job of 'flatting' the muffins here.

    My daughter is doing a very important job of ‘flatting’ the muffins here.

  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until firm to touch on top.
  • pan 2
  • Allow muffins to sit for 10 mins before turning them out onto a rack to cool.
  • rack 1
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