Chickpea Muffins

Chickpea Muffins

The addition of cardamom gives a nice flavour to these "healthy" and delicious muffins.

12 servings
Preparation 15 min
Cooking 20 min

170 calories per serving 


Ingredients

1 3/4 cup chickpeas/garbanzo beans (canned), drained and rinsed   440 mL
2 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed   3/4 lemon
3 tbsp orange juice, freshly squeezed, and zest   1/2 orange
1/4 cup canola oil   65 mL
1/2 cup sugar   110 g
2 servings Egg Replacer (Recipe)    
1/2 cup quinoa flour, sifted   90 g
2 tsp baking powder   5 g
1/8 tsp salt   0.4 g
3 cardamom pods   1 g
1/3 cup almond meal   35 g

Before you start

A blender or food processor will be very useful to purée the chickpeas.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C/325°F. Place 12 paper muffin cups in a 12 cup muffin pan.
  2. Prepare the Egg Replacer, then set aside.
  3. Purée the chickpeas in a blender or food processor. Add the lemon and orange juice, orange zest, oil, and all the sugar (but 1 tbsp). Add the Egg Replacer to the blender. Purée the chickpea mixture until smooth.
  4. Remove the cardamom seeds from the pods then grind them using a bottle or a meat tenderizer. Mix a pinch of cardamom with the reserved sugar, then set aside. Put the remaining cardamom in a bowl with the flour, baking powder, almond meal, and salt, then mix well. Incorporate the flour mixture to the chickpea mixture.
  5. Using an ice cream scoop, spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle each muffin with the sugar-cardamom mixture.
  6. Bake in the middle of the oven for about 18-20 min, until a tooth-pick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Take the pan out of the oven, then put each of the paper lined muffins on a rack to cool. Serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (80g)

Amount

% DV*

* DV = Daily Value

Calories

170

Fat

7 g

11 %

Saturated 0.5 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

3 %

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

130 mg

5 %

Carbohydrate

24 g

8 %

Fibre

3 g

10 %

Sugars

9 g

Protein

4 g

Vitamin A

0 %

Vitamin C

8 %

Calcium

6 %

Iron

10 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 0 serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: ½ serving

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Claims

Free :
Cholesterol, Trans Fat
Low :
Saturated Fat, Sodium
Source of :
Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Iron, Niacin, Omega-3, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Zinc
Good source of :
Folacin, Magnesium
Excellent source of :
Manganese
Diet-related health claims :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy

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This recipe is in the following categories: Desserts | Snacks | Artery-healthy | Diabetes-friendly | Halal | Heart-healthy | Kosher | Low Cholesterol | Low Saturated Fat | Low Sodium | Source of Omega-3 | Vegan | Vegetarian


Egg Replacer

Egg Replacer

This mixture works as well as eggs to bind patties and meat loaves, and can also be used in cookies and cakes. However it will not leaven like eggs for sponge cakes or soufflés. One serving corresponds to one egg.

2 servings
Preparation 5 min
Standing 5 min

50 calories per serving 


Ingredients

2 tbsp flax seeds, ground   20 g
2/3 cup water   170 mL

Method

Grind the flax seeds, then place them into a bowl or cup. Stir in the water, then let the mixture stand 5 min to allow it to gel.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (100g)

Amount

% DV*

* DV = Daily Value

Calories

50

Fat

4 g

6 %

Saturated 0.4 g
+ Trans 0 g

2 %

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

4 mg

0 %

Carbohydrate

3 g

1 %

Fibre

3 g

11 %

Sugars

0 g

Protein

2 g

Vitamin A

0 %

Vitamin C

0 %

Calcium

4 %

Iron

4 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 0 serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: ¼ serving

More info

Claims

Free :
Added Sugar
Source of :
Copper, Fibre, Folacin, Vitamin B6
Good source of :
Magnesium
Excellent source of :
Manganese

More info


This recipe is in the following categories: Halal | Kosher | Vegan | Vegetarian

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