Strawberry muffins with white chocolate and chickpeas

Gluten free strawberry muffins w. white chocolate

Yeees, I just finished my exam assignment this very moment! Two extremely good looking paper copies are lying here right beside me, ready to be handed in first thing tomorrow. I love this feeling of having accomplished something, even if it is just writing an assignment, but it just feels great and makes you feel at ease.
I am not pretending that I have not enjoyed this intense study time (if that’s what I should call it) because I have actually been doing a lot of my favourite things, including cooking and shooting. Whenever an exam period begins, I clear my schedule and set my mode on alone time and become very structured – this allows me to actually get up early, work out, write, prepare lovely meals in between and mainly relax in the evenings. I love this way of life, so simple and still really productive.
This is also some of the reason why I am not on of those who end up with an empty fridge and an extra pound at the end of a difficult task. I am actually the opposite – and this time around I have even stuffed my fridge with lovely muffins and beetroot cake.

Gluten free strawberry muffins w. white chocolate

These lovely muffins was actually gonna be my celebration cakes, but I gotta be honest with you – they are looong gone! My celebration today is gonna be with one of my old favourites Beetroot & Chocolate Cake you can even see the latest version (which I am eating as writing) here on Instagram.
But I am still gonna share this newly developed recipe with you, because there is a reason why these wonders are long gone, they were pretty damn tasty. Once again I have played around with using chickpeas in my baking. I am a huge fan, mostly due to the fact that you can skip the refined flour and fat and instead have a moist cake loaded with protein and 
filling carbohydrates.

Rustic looking white chocolate

This time around I wanted to make a batch of muffins with one of my favourite combinations – white chocolate and berries the kind of cake that melts on your tongue and makes you wanna eat them all. Funny thing here is that you can actually eat them all without flipping your energy balance upside down. These muffins only contain 100 kcal each (and this is including the white chocolate!!) so if you slip and devour the whole batch you can still have dinner without feeling guilty.

Gluten free strawberry muffins w. white chocolate

When baking with beans I always add a lot of yummy ingredients to boost the flavours and fill the cake with aroma. These cupcakes are flavoured with lemon zest, vanilla, cardamom and of course sweet, aromatic and amazing danish strawberries. I had actually planned on making a raspberry filled batter, but then I saw these wonders, the very first danish strawberries – grown in a green house – but still I wanted to include them in my muffins. And I must say they are a perfect fit with both the lemon, vanilla and white chocolate, yum!
I have gotten so much wonderful feedback on the beans cakes already posted here on the blog, so I truly hope that this one will win over your tastebuds once again and this time fill you up with summer and sunshine.

Gluten free strawberry muffins w. white chocolate and lemon

Happy cake eating and love
Josephine Malene

Gluten free strawberry muffins w. white chocolate

  1. LinnLinn04-18-2013

    They sounds yummy!! Must try them soon.
    Making your beetroot & chocolate cake is on my to-do list and I did try the black bean chocolate cake.
    It came out fab and was a big hit with my weight loss clients :)

    I’m a great fan of beans. So using them in baking is lovely. It is also a nice way to get lovely tasty gluten free treats!

    Thanks for a really inspiring blog & best of luck with your studies :)
    Welcome to the world of nutrition :)

    • Josephine MaleneJosephine Malene04-19-2013

      I agree, beans are my new best baking bud :) So glad that you can use the recipes, so lovely to have other fellow nutritionist having success with them as well!

  2. “…Sweet dreams are made of this…”

    And I think I would eat “the whole batch”… haha!!

    • Josephine MaleneJosephine Malene04-19-2013

      Haha, me too, next time I’m gonna make only 6 muffins and then double size, yum!

  3. LizLiz04-19-2013

    Thank you so much for your lovely recipes. You make my gf life a lot easier, healthier and tastier.

  4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you used chickpeas in this recipe! Sounds delicious!

  5. NadiaNadia05-09-2013

    Hej – jeg håber det er ok jeg tager den på dansk :-)
    De lyder VIRKELIG lækre og jeg tænker at dejen kan fungere godt til mange forskellige typer muffins.
    Har lige et par spørgsmål:
    Oplevede du ikke, at dejen sætter sig fast på muffinformen, når der ikke er nogen form for fedt i dejen?
    Og tror du man kan bruge en blanding af honning og banan som sødemiddel?

    Jeg glæder mig til at prøve dem – det er virkelig en fantastisk blog du har :)

    • Josephine MaleneJosephine Malene05-10-2013

      Hi Nadia. Skønt du kan lide opskriften. Og jo, dejen var meget sticky fordi jeg brugte papirs forme – men så længe du bruger silikone forme eller evt smører dine forme rigtig godt, så er det ikke noget problem. Du kan også bage den som en kage og bare fore formen med bagepapir, så er det også fint. Og husk så at vente med at flytte kagerne fra formen, til de er helt afkølede, og har samlet sig. Ifht sødmen, så kan du fint bruge honning og banan det ville sikkert være lækkert :)

  6. NadiaNadia05-10-2013

    God idé at lave det som kage, så slipper man da for klister-problemet – og tak for tippet med at vente med at flytte kagerne :)

  7. HygHyg05-17-2013

    Your calories in recipes is not correct according to Calorie Count there is about 150 cal in each of 12 muffins

    • Josephine MaleneJosephine Malene05-17-2013

      Hi Hyg.
      I am sorry but you are not right about that. I just double checked the recipe again, using a professional system I have from my education, and the entire recipe contains 1198 kcal in total. All ingredients weigh 776 g, and the calories comes from chickpeas (275 kcal), chocolate (286 kcal), Honey (251 kcal), egg (247 kcal), banana (65 kcal) and Baking powder (18 kcal). Maybe you calculated the recipe with 240 dried chickpeas instead of cooked? All the best from Josephine

  8. Hannah JadeHannah Jade05-21-2013

    Gosh, these are beautiful – great to know I can justify eating them all ;)

  9. AbigailAbigail05-28-2013

    Mmh, lækkert! Nu ved jeg hvad jeg skal lave i afslapningstiden på mine tre kommende eksamensdage :D tak for en fed hjemmeside, med rigtig god inspiration!

  10. KatiKati05-31-2013

    Hi, if I was to make this into a tray bake and cut it up into pieces (like brownies) how would I adjust the cooking time? Thank you!

    • Josephine MaleneJosephine Malene05-31-2013

      Hi Kati. I would bake the cake for 35 min as I do with the black bean chocolate cake, I think y´that would be just fine :)

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