Chickpea Onion Muffins With Sesame Seeds and Cheese

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

Are you looking for a hearty, nutritious and yummy snack that is easy to prepare and sure to please your family?! Then maybe this recipe is right up your alley. It features flavourful chickpeas, nutty sesame seeds, a fruity tomato sauce, some onions, aromatic spices and a sprinkling of cheese. Sounds good?! Well, then what are you waiting for, give it a try! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a skillet dry toast the sesame seeds over medium heat until lightly browned and fragrant. Let cool.
  2. In a big bowl combine flour, sesame seeds and spices (garlic, cumin and chili powder).
  3. In a second bowl combine eggs, tomato sauce, oil and mashed chickpeas.
  4. Add to the dry ingredients and stir to combine. If dough is too dry, add a tbs or two more of tomato sauce. If dough is too wet, add a bit more flour. Do not overmix.
  5. Lastly fold in the shredded cheddar cheese and spring onion slices.
  6. Fill into prepared muffin tins and bake in the pre-heated oven at 180°C/350°F for 20-25 minutes or until skewer inserted in the middle of the muffins comes out clean.
  7. Enjoy! :).
Most Helpful

Reviewed for "Dining On A Dollar", Nov. 2010. I thought this sounded like a highly original savoury muffin by an imaginative cook! I confess I added a pinch of baking powder, due to the "weight" of the chickpeas as well as the oil, and it seemed to work just fine. I love cumin, and also added a tiny bit more. I also added sea salt, because the recipe has no salt in the ingredients. The batter was a little dry, so I added ... wait for it ... some coffee cream! (I think it's better known to you as half-and-half). Man, it worked! I put some extra roasted sesame seeds on the batter before it went into the oven. Thanks for a very nice treat!

Zurie November 06, 2010

This is the first savoury muffin I have tried but I wasn?t disappointed, they were very good. I did have to add more tomato as the mix was a bit thick but once they were baked they were just perfect, a very nice accompaniment to some chili or spicy soup or just on there own warm from the oven. The seasoning I thought could of used a bit of salt but I tend to put a lot of salt in dishes but DH said they didn?t need it. I will be making these again very very nice. Thank you for posting good luck. Made for dinning on a dollar 2010

Tea Jenny November 06, 2010

These are different and probably need the garlic that is listed in the instructions but not in the ingredients list. I didn't add it as I thought it was intentionally left out. I made ours gluten free using Any Kind Muffins (Gluten Free) as a base for a half batch here using all the flours called for in the gluten free recipe, about 1 1/2 tsp baking soda, the guar gum, sea salt and canola oil in the amount called for in the gluten free recipe. I added 1 tbs organic apple cider vinegar to the wet ingredients to make up for using no baking powder. I had to add a lot more tomato sauce than 1 1/2 tbs (half batch). I used grated halloumi cheese as that is what I had one hand plus all the rest. I won't make this again as DD (toddler) didn't like it and it was not a favorite here. Made for 1~2~3 Hits ~ December 2010.

UmmBinat December 28, 2010