Chocolate (chickpea) Muffins!!!

need that sugar dusting!
need that sugar dusting!

Nope I have not gone bonkers! Following a successful food challenge at the hospital for chickpea I am having to ensure Aars is eating some chickpea every day for over a week. The best/easiest method is via gram flour – which essentially is ground chickpeas. So here are the muffins he is happily eating at the moment. I will make them again and add mashed banana to the mix for some extra natural sweetness as the gram flour needs some more sweetness to counter it.

We sprinkle these with delicious vanilla bean dusting sugar over the top – but icing sugar works just as well 🙂 Also, do NOT try these warm! They are not nice warm – make sure that they are totally cooled before the first taste test! Cold they are yummy and we have all been helping ourselves to them with Aars so second batch with added banana will soon be required – which is always a good sign. This recipe is free-from eggs, dairy, soya, gluten and nuts.

Chocolate (chickpea) Muffins!!! – Ingredients

ground flaxseed, water, gluten-free oats, milk alternative, ground cinnamon,raw cocoa powder, sugar, oil, bicarbonate of soda, vinegar, gram flour

Chocolate (chickpea) Muffins!!! – Process (makes 22 muffins)

ready to bake
ready to bake
  • Preheat oven to 180°C (fan oven)
  • Prep your muffin tins with cases
  • In a mug combine the following:
    • 3 Tbs ground flax-seed
    • 9 Tbs water
  • Leave to congeal into flax-egg
  • In a mixing bowl add:
    • 1½ C gluten-free oats
    • 2 C milk alternative (we used Koko a thin coconut milk)
    • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
    • ½ C raw cococa powder
    • ½ C sugar (we used demerara)
      cooling in tin
      cooling in tin
    • ¼ C oil (we used organic sunflower oil)
    • 2 ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 ½ C gram flour
    • 2 tsp cider vinegar
  • Add the flax-egg to the mixing bowl above and combine until you have a lumpy batter
  • Spoon the mix into the waiting muffin cases (we sprinkled some safe choc-chips on the top of some of these)
  • Pop into the middle of the oven for 15 mins
  • Once they are cooked remove from the oven and leave in their tins for 5 mins
  • Then place on cooling rack
  • Once COLD dust with icing sugar or vanilla bean dusting sugar
  • Tuck inIMG_9594

If your child didn’t enjoy the chickpea challenge but made it through these are a much more pleasant way of getting a daily allowance of chickpea into their diet. I will repost when I make the next batch with the banana in – looking forward to that experiment!   Then I shall start playing with some savoury chickpea muffins – very exciting!!

Happy hols to you all xx



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