Strawberry Banana Chickpea Muffins (Gluten-Free)

  Apr 12, 2018  |  #Baked Goods

Strawberry Banana Chickpea Muffins are light and fluffy, yet high in protein. These chickpea flour muffins are gluten-free and ready in 30 minutes. They are perfect for on-the-go snacks and kids.

Freshly out of oven, strawberry banana chickpea muffins

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I can’t remember the last time I posted a recipe. It feels like it’s been a while. Truthfully, I just haven’t felt that inspired in the kitchen lately.

Life has been busy, and I’ve been either cooking 5 minute easy meals, or eating out. And then there’s the occasional oatmeal for dinner kinda night.

The times I have tried to bake a recipe I’ve been thinking up have resulted in a complete fail. Oh well. So I took it for what it was and gave my kitchen creativity a bit of a break.

And let me tell you – I’ve had some ideas brewing and I am ready to be back in the kitchen experimenting. If you loved my almond flour banana muffins, you’ll love these, too.

Until today, I had never made fresh strawberry muffins. But I will over and over again. 

I love finding new ways to throw fruits or veggies into things (apple cinnamon potato bread, sweet potato blueberry bread, sweet potato baked oatmeal, crockpot cheesy potatoes).

 

Have You Ever Made Strawberry Banana 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!

Plus, strawberries are ALMOST in season! Their prime is late April through August, so I hope to be making a lot of these chickpea banana muffins in the months to come.

We are also adding bananas here because they add some natural sweetness.

Basket of strawberry banana chickpea muffins for sharing

What is Chickpea Flour?

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. 

Where Do You Find Chickpea Flour?

 I bought it on a whim, expecting to use it for something much sooner than I have. You can find it at most stores now, but I usually always go to my favorite store, good ole’ Amazon, and order it there.

You should make sure to stock up to make these chickpea flour muffins. Or, garbanzo flour muffins. Whatever your preference.

bag of Bob's Red Mill Chickpea Flour

Baking with garbanzo flour is not as hard as you would think. I’ve had some chickpea flour (aka garbanzo flour) on hand for a few months now.

What I love about the chickpea flour profile is the extra protein and fiber it offers.

Is Chickpea Flour Gluten Free?

Plus, it’s a great gluten-free baking flour for those who follow gluten-free diets. And, I can’t deny that these flourless banana muffins are pretty darn amazing.

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.

There are so many different flours out there now, and I can say that I’ve experimented with quite a few. I still love my AP flour and whole wheat pastry flour most. I think almond flour can be great for things, and coconut flour can be a hit or miss with me.

And so far, chickpea flour hasn’t let me down. Nor have these chickpea flour muffins, which makes them my favorite healthy gluten free muffins.

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. 

These Chickpea Flour Muffins are:

  • Light
  • Fluffy
  • Sweet
  • EASY
  • Ready in 20 minutes

gluten free strawberry muffin batter in bowl with mixing spoon

Seriously, they make for the best gluten free muffin recipe!

Just mix the wet and dry ingredients, add your fruit of choice, and pop them in the oven. They will be ready in 16-20 minutes.

strawberry chickpea muffin batter in baking tin

 

Can You Make These Vegan Gluten Free Muffins?

I didn’t test these with flax eggs, but I would think it would work fine, to make these chickpea flour muffins vegan. 

For a flax egg, use 1 tbsp flaxseed meal for every 2.5 tbsp of water. 

 

Strawberry Banana Chickpea Muffins (Gluten-Free)

Strawberry Banana Chickpea Muffins (Gluten-Free)

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Strawberry Banana Chickpea Muffins are light and fluffy, yet high in protein. These chickpea flour muffins are gluten-free and ready in 30 minutes. They are perfect for on-the-go snacks and kids.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine all dry ingredients (chickpea flour through brown sugar).
  3. In a large bowl, combine mashed bananas, eggs, ACV, vanilla and butter.
  4. Pour dry ingredients into wet and stir until combined and moistened.
  5. Lastly, fold in the strawberries (or any berries of choice)
  6. 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.
  7. Let cool on a wire rack before enjoying!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 128 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 31mg Sodium: 172mg Carbohydrates: 19g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 9g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g

What Should You Eat With These Gluten Free Strawberry Muffins?

I recommend pairing these flourless banana 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! WIN.

Or, grab a gluten free breakfast muffin and a hard boiled egg or 2, and head out the door. 

strawberry banana chickpea muffin with peanut butter

 

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!

 

Want More Chickpea Recipes?

I have many vegan snack recipes throughout the blog. Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Blondies are a favorite! You can even leave out the pumpkin, or make these vegan chickpea blondies. 

And you wouldn’t even know there are chickpeas in this sweet potato cookie dough recipe!

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27 responses to “Strawberry Banana Chickpea Muffins (Gluten-Free)

  1. So I’ve totally been trying to find an excuse to buy garponzo bean flour – thanks for giving me one! This looks and sound amazing. I’m so excited that berry season is here!! I live in farm country which means dirt cheap berry prices in the summer and it is the BEST!

  2. Chickpea flour is becoming the little star these days! I can’t believe how it works just like a regular flour. Legumes are pure magic.

  3. I made these for Sunday brunch and they were a big hit! I was able to make my own chickpea flour and oat flour pretty quickly in a Vitamix which was exciting to me. I’m thinking about making these for an event this weekend, but I would like to make mini muffins. Do you have any suggestions for adjusting the cook time for that?

    1. Hi Courtney, thanks for sharing! I haven’t tried the mini muffins but one resource I found said to keep the same temperature but keep an eye on the muffins – they could cook in half the time. so maybe between 8-10 minutes.

  4. I am excited to try these! My one year old loves strawberries. Do you think I could sub honey or maple syrup for the brown sugar?

  5. I make these all the time. I use blueberries & often more than a cup which still works beautifully. If my bananas are super ripe I also cut the already low sugar even lower and they are delicious. We love them with butter…:) because for real what isn’t better with butter!!
    Thanks for a fabulous recipe.

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