Strawberry Banana Chickpea Flour Muffins are light and fluffy, yet high in protein. These easy gluten free 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.
Easy Gluten Free Strawberry Muffins
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!
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.
What Do You Need for Chickpea Flour Muffins?
- Chickpea flour (or garbanzo flour)
- Oat flour
- Coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
- Coconut Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar
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.
Is Chickpea Flour Gluten Free?
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.
Oat flour is another great gluten free flour alternative, and it’s soft and pillowy. Give my sweet potato bread with chocolate chips a try if you have oat flour on hand.
Make sure to stock up to make these chickpea flour banana muffins the next time you find yourself searching for chickpea flour muffins recipes.
How To Make Chickpea Gluten Free Strawberry Muffins
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 baby or toddler muffin! The bananas add the perfect amount of natural sweetness.
It’s not all that difficult to figure out how to make strawberry muffins with fresh strawberries.
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:
- Ready in 20 minutes
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!
Can You Make These Chickpea Flour Muffins Vegan?
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.
- 1 cup chickpea flour
- 1/2 cup oat flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
- 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted and cooled (or butter)
- 1 cup strawberries, diced (about 6-7 large strawberries)
- Preheat oven to 375.
- In a medium bowl, combine all dry ingredients (chickpea flour through brown sugar).
- In a large bowl, combine mashed bananas, eggs, ACV, vanilla and butter.
- Pour dry ingredients into wet and stir until combined and moistened.
- Lastly, fold in the strawberries (or any berries of choice)
- Pour batter into a greased muffin tin. Bake for 16-20 minutes (mine took about 17), or until tops are set, browned and a toothpick comes out clean.
- Let cool on a wire rack before enjoying!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 128Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 172mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 4g
What Should You Eat With These Gluten Free Strawberry Muffins?
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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