Gluten-Free Chocolate Chickpea Cupcakes

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chickpea Cupcakes


"Delicious gluten-free cake that is a cinch to make. Rave reviews from everyone! No one can tell that the secret ingredient is chickpeas."
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40 m servings 226 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Calories:
  • 226 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 12.9 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.1g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 136 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper liners.
  2. Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching.
  3. Blend chickpeas, eggs, sugar, baking powder, and vanilla extract together in a blender or food processor until smooth. Add chocolate mixture and blend until smooth. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can substitute 1/3 cup agave syrup for sugar.


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  1. 24 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Made these for my kids and they LOVED THEM!!!! kids are the harshest critics. These are delish! They taste better when baked until the edges get a little crispy and they are completely cooled.

Most helpful critical review

Weren't popular in our house. They tasted different.

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Made these for my kids and they LOVED THEM!!!! kids are the harshest critics. These are delish! They taste better when baked until the edges get a little crispy and they are completely cooled.

Thanks for the recipe! My family enjoyed them hot out of the oven but I prefer them frozen...We eat a lot of chick peas in our family so this was just another way to cook/bake with them! Didn't ...

Was pleasantly surprised how well these turned considering it was my first try at any type of flourless muffin. The recipe states 20 minutes but it needed over 40 to be done. But it is light a...

These are fantastic!!! My kids and family loved them including my husband. You would have no idea they were gluten free! This recipe has been added to my favorites for sure!! I made a whipped ...

This is a fun recipe! I made mini cupcakes and everyone loved them. Very rich tasting with a good texture. People were surprised to know the ingredients, but there were no complaints!

Amazingly like a traditional cupcake. Delicious!

Followed the recipe to the letter, topped it with a butter cream made with almond milk and it was awesome!!!

Made it as the recipe said. My daughter just loved them. Will make it again. She likes them best when they are frozen

Absolutely delicious! Perfectly moist on the inside and you'd never know that they had chickpeas in them. Not at all dry and i followed the recipe exact not altering anything!!! definitely recom...

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