Israeli Spicy Surprise Chocolate Brownie Muffins

Thanks to Shmuel Veffer

Gluten and sugar free!


  • 1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons Galilee Green Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • hot pepper flakes for sprinkling


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Place chickpeas, eggs, maple syrup, cocoa powder, baking soda, olive oil, and extract in blender or food processor; cover and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into 12 muffin cups.
  4. Top each muffin with about four chocolate chips and hot pepper flakes
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Cool completely

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