These Gluten Free Chocolate Zucchini Muffins are made with chickpea flour and naturally sweetened with bananas. Healthy chocolate zucchini muffins are great as baby muffins, toddler muffins, or a high protein muffin snack!
This isn’t my first time making a chickpea flour muffins recipe. My strawberry banana chickpea flour muffins are a huge hit, and we often switch out the strawberries for other seasonal fruits.
If you’re a blueberry fan, you’ll love these dairy free blueberry muffins.
But these chickpea flour zucchini muffins are delicious in their own right. They are sweetened with banana and a little bit of brown sugar.
Camryn loves to help me in the kitchen, and I love including her in the muffin process.
She doesn’t quite understand that these chocolate chickpea muffins use chickpea flour, but she loves that they are chocolate! And of course, we add extra chocolate chips.
Here’s what you need to make these delicious chocolate chickpea muffins.
I didn’t test these, but for vegan gluten free zucchini muffins, you could try these with a flax egg.
These chickpea muffins require only about 15 minutes to bake. Once you do the prep work, just toss them in the oven and take in the smells.
To chop the zucchini, I first peel the zucchini and then use this onion chopper to get it into smaller cube shapes. You could also shred it!
First, combine your wet and dry ingredients separately, and then combine them together in a medium bowl.
It’s exciting to see these chocolate banana chickpea muffins coming to life.
Pour the batter in a greased muffin tin or use these awesome silicone baking cups.
So they aren’t completely flourless muffins, but most people just want gluten free muffins when they search for that term.
Chickpea flour, or garbanzo bean flour, is a gluten free flour, but it is also high in protein and flour, making these a great option for high protein muffins. I love them slathered with peanut butter!
Let me tell you, chickpea flour does not taste like chickpeas, so you wouldn’t even know these chickpea flour banana muffins are made with garbanzo flour. And your kids won’t either
From a nutrition standpoint, one cup of chickpea flour offers:
These nutrients make these gluten free chocolate zucchini muffins a great snack for athletes! One of the biggest challenges that my athletes face is having easy to pack, portable and quick healthy snack options.
Dairy free zucchini muffins are great for that, especially since dairy can be aggravating to some people and those with sensitive stomachs (more on that in this runners stomach post).
I know you may be searching for “sugar free chocolate muffins,” but the cocoa powder is so bitter that I felt these healthy chocolate zucchini muffins needed a sweetener.
So, while there’s not a ton of added sugar, there is some. Of course, you can always omit it!
I used brown sugar, but you could also try coconut sugar, honey or maple syrup! The bananas also add a nice natural sweetness too, especially if they’re riper,
Personally, I think these gluten free chocolate chip muffins have the perfect amount of sweetness without overdoing it.
These tasty gluten free zucchini muffins will be fine for a few days in an airtight bag on the counter or in the fridge. They are freezer friendly, so they also make for great snacks to save for later.
I love these dairy free zucchini muffins as one handed nursing snacks. I trialed a modified dairy free (or I should say limited dairy) eating style with both Camryn and Hannah for short periods, because there were some symptoms that seemed like a dairy allergy for nursing.
I still haven’t figured it out since symptoms come and go, but to be safe, I just stick to dairy free muffins and dairy free baked goods when possible.
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