Zesty Chickpea Muffins – Egg free, Nut free, Gluten free (Hand mix method)

Zesty Chickpea Muffins – Egg free, Nut free, Gluten free (Hand mix method)

Serves 36
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
By author Juanita Sanganithy
These egg free, gluten free Zesty Chickpea Muffins are a healthy treat for the kids' lunch boxes or a great quick breakfast option.


Wet ingredients

  • 1 tin [400g] Chickpeas (= 230g [8.1oz] drained chickpeas)
  • Zest_of 1 Lemon
  • Zest_of 1 Orange
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 2 tablespoons Orange juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1/4 cup Coconut oil (or extra virgin Olive oil)
  • 1/4 cup Water

Dry ingredients

  • 70g (2.5oz) SWEET white rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon Ground chia (Optional)
  • 50g (1.8oz) Tapioca starch
  • 50g (1.8oz) Corn starch (or 65g [2.3oz] Potato starch)
  • 1/3 cup Sugar (Coconut sugar or raw sugar)
  • 1.5 teaspoons Cream of Tartar
  • 1 teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda (Baking soda)


Step 1. Preheat oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Grease or line two mini muffin tins (36 mini muffins) with mini cupcake papers.
Step 2. Rinse and drain chickpeas.
Step 3. Puree or mash chickpeas with all wet ingredients, ensuring there are no lumps.
Step 4. In a separate bowl, mix all dry ingredients.
Step 5. Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, stirring until well combined.
Step 6. Add one tablespoon of mixture to each mini muffin paper and bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into one comes out clean. (If using 2/3 cup wheat flour instead of rice and starches, 10-15 minutes in the oven should be sufficient).
Step 7. Cover with a tea towel for 5 minutes, before turning out of tins and onto a wire rack to cool.
Step 8. Enjoy!


If gluten poses no issues for you, use 2/3 cup of wholemeal wheat flour instead of the rice flour and starches. You may also leave out the water.

Freeze mini muffins in a zip-lock bag and defrost in the microwave for 10 seconds before adding to your lunch boxes.

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