Spiced Apple and Chickpea Muffins


Yogurt, applesauce, and mashed chickpeas (shh!) keep these lightened-up apple muffins moist.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
16 mins
Cool Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
51 mins
16 muffins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoon apple pie spice

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup chopped apples

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 cup canned garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed, drained, and mashed

  • ½ cup plain low-fat yogurt

  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce

  • ¼ cup butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line sixteen 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups. Lightly coat bake cups with cooking spray; set pans aside.

  2. In a large bowl stir together flour, baking powder, apple pie spice, and salt. Add apples; toss gently to coat.

  3. In a medium bowl combine eggs, brown sugar, mashed chickpeas, yogurt, applesauce, and melted butter. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups.

  4. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes or until light golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the centers comes out clean. Cool in muffin cups on wire racks for 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups; serve warm.

    Spiced Apple and Chickpea Muffins
    Karla Conrad


If desired, sprinkle tops of muffins lightly with turbinado (raw) sugar before baking.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

181 Calories
4g Fat
33g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 181
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 162mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 1.2mg 7%
Potassium 89mg 2%
Folate, total 36.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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