Chickpea Muffins

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

Preparation : 15 min Cooking : 20 min
170 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Easy
  • Vegan
  • Lactose Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly
  • Diabetes-friendly
  • Artery-healthy
  • Heart-healthy


1 3/4 cup chickpeas/garbanzo beans (canned), drained and rinsed 440 mL
2 tbsp lemonjuice, freshly squeezed 3/4 lemon
3 tbsp orangejuice, freshly squeezed, and zest 1/2 orange
1/4 cup canola oil 65 mL
1/2 cup sugar 110 g
2 servings Egg Replacer
2/3 cup whole wheat flour, sifted 80 g
2 tsp baking powder 5 g
1/8 tsp salt 0.4 g
3 cardamom pods 1 g
6 tbsp almond meal 35 g

Before you start

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

A mixer will be very useful to beat the egg whites.


  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 crush 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

per 1 serving (70g)


% Daily Value




8 g

12 %

Saturated 0.6 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

4 %


0 mg


130 mg

5 %


24 g

8 %


3 g

13 %


9 g

Net Carbs

21 g


4 g

Vitamin A

0 %

Vitamin C

8 %


5 %


7 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 0 serving
Grain Products : ¼ serving
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : ¼ serving


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


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches ½
Fruits 0
Meat and Alternatives 0
Fats 1 ½
Other Foods ½

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