Savory Breakfast Chickpea Muffins

Savory Breakfast Chickpea Muffins

Nothing says comfort like the smell of homemade baking. Homemade baked muffins are not only delicious but more nutritious and healthy. Savory breakfasts are usually confined to the weekends, when you have time to bake and devour brunches with friend and family. But these savory muffins are so easy to make and such a delight to eat and share, I am sure you will be making these soon on weekdays too.

These savory breakfast chickpea muffins acquire slight sweet and nutty flavor of chickpea flour and tang of goat cheese and sweet cherry hair loom tomatoes.

I have also used some scallions, cilantro, finely chopped green Serrano peppers and fried mustard seeds to make these muffins sound and taste delicious and full of fresh flavors.

Enjoy these mini delights with your choice of tomato chutney. I also love to enjoy these Savory Muffins with bowl of warm tomato soup.

If you plan to make these savory muffins at weekend, double the recipe since these delicious treats do not last for long on kitchen table. My family finishes all muffins the same day I bake or I should say in just few hours.

Pairing Ideas:

Homemade Tomato Soup Cilantro Tomato Chutney

Savory Breakfast Chickpea Muffins

Savory Breakfast Chickpea Muffins
Total Time: Prep Time: Cook Time: Cuisine: American () Difficulty: Easy
Yields: 8-10 Muffins - Serves: 4
(Serve with Tomato Ketchup or Tomato Chili Sauce)


Smart Swap: Use tangy Pickled Jalapeno instead of Goat Cheese for healthy taste variation.


  • Step for Recipe - Savory Breakfast Chickpea Muffins 1. Pre heat the oven at 400 F. Grease 8 muffin cups with butter. In a small sauté pan, melt 1 tbsp butter. Add mustard seeds. When they start sputtering, add curry leaves, scallions and chopped green pepper. Sauté for 1 minute. Add cilantro and remove from heat. Now add remaining 2 tbsp butter in pan. It will melt from heat contents in pan. Let the mixture cool down.
  • 2. In a bowl, stir together all-purpose flour and chickpea flour (garbanzo flour), baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk together milk and egg until blended. Add sauted onion and butter mixture to milk and stir to combine. (Make sure onion butter mixture is at room temprature or it can scramble the egg in milk) Pour this milk and butter mixture in the flour and gently fold in with rubber spatula. Additional Notes: Just use 15-18 strokes to combine ingredients. Mixture will be lumpy.
  • Step for Recipe - Savory Breakfast Chickpea Muffins 3. Spoon the batter in prepared muffins. Fill up to half.
    Step for Recipe - Savory Breakfast Chickpea Muffins 4. Now stud a small piece of goat cheese and few halves of tomatoes. (If you like some heat, you can also place a piece of jalapeno pickle in the center)
  • Step for Recipe - Savory Breakfast Chickpea Muffins 5. Bake muffins for 18-23 minutes till golden at top and tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean. I have used silicon cups to bake these savory muffins, you can also use regular muffin baking sheet. Muffins baked in tin baking sheet will be browner at edges than ones baked in silicon cups.

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7 Responses

  1. Can I use whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour? Thanks.
    Hi Chandra, I have not used whole wheat flour in this recipe ever. I think you can replace half of it with whole wheat.. just to be safe. I hope it helps.
  2. Hi, I tried your amazing chickpea savory muffins recipe yesterday and felt in love with it. This is part of our weekend menu now. Thanks for excellent recipe.
  3. Hi @Joe, I am glad your kids liked these savory muffins.
  4. Hi @Lauren, you can try gluten free white flour available in most of stores like Vons, Whole Foods, Farmers market. There are many recipes on ChefDeHome made with Chickpea flour, so give those a try as well. Happy baking.
  5. Chickpea flour is so good for health. I have gluten allergy, so I anyways use chickpea flour a lot. Can you suggest a good alternative to White Flour you used in this recipe? I really want to make these muffins. Thanks for helping out.
  6. I tried your Savory Muffins yesterday and my kids were crazy to finish all. I liked your idea of using Chickpea flour. Muffins were light and delicious. Keep up the good work. Thanks