Fluffy Flourless Peanut Butter Chickpea Muffins

If I needed to decide a favourite legume, I believe it’d in all probability be a chickpea. Their gentle, chewy texture pairs completely in a few of my favourite salads, works nicely as a vegan substitute in conventional hen or tuna dishes and sure, I’ve even tried them in fudgy blondies. What extra may you need in a protein-packed little bean?

I made this recipe for peanut butter chickpea muffins again in 2019 and so they have been impressed by my black bean brownie muffins, that are a cross between a black bean brownie and a chocolate muffin. For those who haven’t tried them but, then what are you ready for?!

Now I do know you’re in all probability considering: beans in baked items sound bizarre. However, when blended along with a number of components, a contact of pure maple syrup and peanut butter, they someway remodel into the FLUFFIEST muffins you’ll ever eat.

In reality, they have been such successful with Tony, that after attempting one he got here again into the kitchen and exclaimed, “I actually like these muffins — they’re so fluffy!”

The very best half was that I didn’t even inform them they have been made with chickpeas. Heh. Since I initially made them they’ve turn out to be one of the crucial widespread muffin recipes on Bold Kitchen, so they’re a must-bake!

flourless peanut butter chickpea muffins on a grey board with chocolate chips

Sure, we’re including chickpeas to muffins

We’re placing an precise can of chickpeas into this muffin recipe, and also you’re going to LOVE IT. Belief me once I say they don’t style like beans or legumes in any respect. The creamy peanut butter and pure sweetness make them completely scrumptious and tremendous fluffy.

My favourite factor about this recipe is that these muffins are severely packing peanut butter taste + over 7g of protein per muffin.  This implies these chickpea muffins are nice for after-school snacks, lunch field treats, submit exercise on-the-go gas or a journey snack. YASSSSSSS chickpeas solvin’ all of the hangry probs.

Components in these flourless chickpea muffins

These chickpea muffins are made with solely 7 easy components, plus the batter is mixed collectively in a blender or meals processor, making this recipe tremendous easy to throw collectively very quickly in any respect. Listed here are the components you want:

  • Chickpeas: you’ll want a can of chickpeas (or garbanzo beans) as the bottom of the muffins. Chickpeas make them tremendous fluffy and flourless!
  • Eggs: with the intention to assist these flourless peanut butter muffins rise, now we have to make use of eggs.
  • Peanut butter: the one and solely. Be sure that to make use of a pure creamy peanut butter (with simply peanuts and salt) to maintain the recipe consistency and texture good and fluffy. Use the code ‘AMBITIOUS15‘ to get 15% off of my fav nut butter model, Wild Friends!
  • Pure maple syrup: I like utilizing pure maple syrup in my recipes for the proper quantity of sweetness whereas retaining the recipes refined sugar free.
  • Vanilla extract: in the event you don’t have it, don’t fear about it. Vanilla provides a pleasant taste, however the muffins will nonetheless be great with out it. Discover ways to make your personal from scratch with this tutorial!
  • Baking powder: to assist the muffins rise and get all fluffy inside! Be sure that your baking powder is recent.
  • Chocolate chips: I want to make use of dark chocolate chips, however mini chocolate chips, semi-sweet or dairy-free chocolate chips will all work nicely.

flourless peanut butter chickpea muffin with chocolate chips

Straightforward ingredient swaps

These wholesome chickpea muffins use loads of pantry staples, however can simply be custom-made. Right here’s what I like to recommend when it comes to ingredient swaps:

  • For the peanut butter: I’ve solely examined this recipe with peanut butter, however I additionally suppose different nut butters akin to almond or cashew ought to work out equally.
  • For the maple syrup: you need to use honey rather than the maple syrup, however simply be aware that the muffins could find yourself tasting sweeter.

Can I make them vegan?

Sadly, I’d not suggest utilizing an egg substitute on this recipe. The three eggs are important to the feel of those muffins.

flourless peanut butter chickpea muffins next to a can of garbanzo beans

Fluffy chickpea muffins in 3 easy steps

  1. Mix the chickpeas. Begin by including your rinsed & drained can of chickpeas to a food processor or blender with one of many eggs. Course of till the chickpeas are nicely blended.
  2. Make the batter. Add the opposite two eggs and the remainder of the components (besides the chocolate chips) to the meals processor and course of once more till easy. Fold within the chocolate chips.
  3. Bake & devour. Divide the batter amongst 10 ready muffin liners in your muffin tin and sprinkle chocolate chips on prime. Bake them up, cool them, then get pleasure from!

healthy chickpea muffin with a bite taken out

Storing & freezing suggestions

  • To retailer: be happy to maintain these peanut butter chickpea muffins at room temp for sooner or later, then I like to recommend storing them within the fridge. Be at liberty to heat them up within the microwave.
  • To freeze: permit the muffins to chill utterly then put in an airtight container and freeze for as much as 3 months. As soon as able to reheat, you may thaw at room temperature, or warmth up within the microwave in 30 second intervals.

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I hope you all love these chickpea muffins! For those who make them you’ll want to depart a remark and a score so I understand how you appreciated them. Get pleasure from, xo!

Fluffy Flourless Peanut Butter Chickpea Muffins

chickpea muffins

Fluffy peanut butter chickpea muffins with scrumptious puddles of chocolate chips in each chew. These straightforward protein-packed chickpea muffins solely require 7 easy components and the batter could be made proper within the blender or meals processor. Straightforward, freezer-friendly, gluten-free, dairy-free and excellent for snack time or submit exercise.


  • 1
    (15 ounce)
    can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 3
    giant eggs
  • 1/2
    creamy pure peanut butter (simply peanuts + salt)
  • 1/2
    pure maple syrup (or sub honey)
  • 1
    vanilla extract
  • 1
    baking powder
  • ¼
  • 1/3
    darkish chocolate chips, plus 2 tablespoons for sprinkling on prime (dairy-free, if desired)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 levels F. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with 10 muffin liners (we’re solely making 10 muffins) and spray the within of every liner with nonstick cooking spray in order that the liners don’t stick with the muffins — that is vital.

  2. Place chickpeas and 1 egg within the bowl of a meals processor or excessive powered blender and course of till beans are nicely blended. Add two different eggs, peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla, baking powder and salt and course of once more till easy. Fold in ⅓ cup chocolate chips.

  3. Divide batter evenly amongst muffin cups. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips evenly among the many tops of every muffin batter. Bake for 25 minutes or till toothpick inserted into the center of a muffins comes out clear. Place on a wire rack to chill for 10 minutes, then take away muffins from tin and switch to a wire rack to chill utterly. Hold muffins for a day at room temperature, then switch to fridge and place in an hermetic container. Makes 10 muffins.

Recipe Notes

Be at liberty to make use of almond butter or cashew butter as an alternative of peanut butter.

See the complete submit for storing & freezing directions.


Servings: 10 muffins

Serving measurement: 1 muffin

Energy: 219kcal

Fats: 11.6g

Saturated fats: 3.3g

Carbohydrates: 26.5g

Fiber: 3.8g

Sugar: 16.4g

Protein: 7.1g

This submit was initially revealed on October twenty second, 2019, republished on January twenty fourth, 2022, and republished on January fifth, 2023.