Strawberry Banana Chickpea Flour Muffins are light and fluffy, yet high in protein. These easy Chickpea Banana Muffins are ready in 30 minutes and are perfect for on-the-go snacks for kids.
Originally published April, 2018 || Text and photos updated as of February, 2020
While I’m super excited to share these chickpea muffins with you, I can’t remember the last time I posted a recipe. Truthfully, I just haven’t felt that inspired in the kitchen lately.
The times I have tried to bake a recipe I’ve been thinking up have resulted in a complete fail. So, I took it for what it was and gave my kitchen creativity a bit of a break.
It seems that the time off in the kitchen was well worth it because it brought me these strawberry banana muffins that I’m sharing with you today. Plus, they make for great healthy toddler finger foods!
They are completely different from my gluten free chocolate zucchini muffins, though both are chickpea flour muffins.
Until today, I had never made fresh strawberry muffins though I’ve always drooled over Ina Garten’s Strawberry Muffins.
But these gluten free muffins were so easy and tasty that I plan to keep making them over and over again.
Chickpea flour, also known as garbanzo bean flour, is simply chickpeas that have been grounded into flour. You can make your own or buy them in grocery stores.
Yes! Chickpea flour is a gluten-free baking flour for those who follow gluten-free diets or just enjoy the taste/texture.
Nutritionally, 1 cup gives you 24 grams of protein and 20 grams of fiber, which is pretty impressive. I also noticed that it tastes slightly sweeter than your typical flour.
When combined with the soft oat flour, it makes perfectly healthy gluten free muffins.
There are so many different flours out there now, and I can say that I’ve experimented with quite a few. So far, chickpea flour hasn’t let me down. Nor have these chickpea flour muffins, which makes them my favorite gluten free muffin recipe.
Make sure to stock up to make these chickpea flour banana muffins the next time you find yourself searching for chickpea flour muffins recipes.
When I saw a half eaten box of strawberries looking at me in the fridge, I knew it was time to create something with them.
Strawberry banana muffins are so delicious and they also make for a great kid friendly muffin. The bananas add the perfect amount of natural sweetness.
Your mind will be blown when you make strawberry muffins with fresh strawberries. So much better than anything processed.
To start, just combine your dry ingredients in a medium bowl and your wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
Then, you’ll mix them and fold in your strawberries, or any fruit of choice.
Transfer the batter to muffin tins (I love these non stick ones), and then toss them in the oven.
These easy gluten free banana muffins will be ready in 16-20 minutes.
And, you’ll be left with the tastiest strawberry muffin recipe, that is:
I love finding new ways to throw fruits or veggies into things, like in these spinach sweet potato tater tots. These easy strawberry muffins are no different.
Seriously, they make for the best gluten free muffin recipe!
To make these chickpea muffins vegan, use a flax or chia egg. For a flax egg, use 1 tbsp flaxseed meal for every 2.5 tbsp of water.
Please note that I did not test these with a flax egg.
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I recommend pairing these easy strawberry muffins with milk or slathering with nut butter (a drippy one works best).
Each chickpea flour muffin has about 4-6 grams of protein (depending on if you make 9 or 12 muffins), so paired with some protein + fat/fiber, it should satiate you for a little bit.
If you need some reacquaintance to your hunger/fullness cues, I recommend eating about every 3-4 hours.
So, if you pair it with a tsp of peanut butter or an ounce of nuts, you can reach that 10 grams of protein recommendation for a snack!
Or, grab a gluten free breakfast muffin and a hard boiled egg or 2, and head out the door.
I hope you all enjoy these as much as we did! If you make them, please tag me on social media and use the hashtag #bucketlisttummy so I can see!
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