Gluten free chocolate chickpea cupcakes

    40 min

    Delicious gluten free cupcakes that are really easy to make. No one can tell that the secret ingredient is chickpeas!

    6 people made this

    Makes: 12 cupcakes

    • 250g dark chocolate chips
    • 60ml coconut oil
    • 1 (400g) tin chickpeas, drained
    • 4 eggs
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 12-hole muffin tin or line with paper cases.
    2. Place the chocolate chips and coconut oil into a glass or metal bowl and set over the top of a pan of barely simmering water to melt, 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 melted chocolate mixture and blend until smooth. Pour cake batter into prepared paper cases.
    4. Bake in preheated oven until a skewer inserted in the centre of a cupcake comes out clean, about 20 to 25 minutes.

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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.  -  25 Mar 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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 and tastes like coconut flavoured brownie. My kids loved them.  -  19 Feb 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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 taste the chick peas at all. I shared with other friends and they were a hit as well - and they are not chick pea fans. I made the recipe as is.  -  02 Jun 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)