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Nourishing Banana Chickpea Muffins (protein-packed!)

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  • Author: Alexis Joseph
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Fluffy Banana Chickpea Muffins that are super moist, flourless and protein-packed! A fun kid-friendly healthy snack that's low in sugar and gluten free


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  • 1 14.5oz can chickpeas, drained and well rinsed
  • 2 medium very overripe bananas
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (I used salted)
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar*
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Optional: 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and blend until very smooth, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula as needed. Fold in chocolate chips with spatula, if using.
  3. Using a 1/3 cup measuring cup, scoop batter evenly into muffin tin. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the muffin comes out clean.


*Use 1/2 cup sugar for sweeter muffins.

NO ADDED SUGAR: You can omit the sugar for a barely sweet muffin, if desired. This is a great option for babies!

EGGS: This recipe won't work without eggs as they're key for structure with the chickpeas.