Top Tweak by Amber J.
I doubled the tecipe, except for sugars, eggs, and oil, threw in a large ripe banana, and used whole wheat flour. Also my lentil mixture was half cooked red lentis and half cooked quinoa. I got 12 regular sized muffins, had to bake an extra 10 min or so til done thru. Toddler approved, at least in my house.
- 3⁄4 cup cooked lentils (see note)
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt (omit if using canned lentils)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄8 teaspoon baking powder
- 3⁄4 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄2 cup cooking oil
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
- 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1⁄4 cup confectioners' sugar
- softened cream cheese
Directions See How It's Made
- Note on lentils: if using canned lentils, drain first and omit salt; if using dry (my preference is dry red lentils) measure 1/3 cup rinsed lentils into saucepan, add 2/3 cup water and bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes; (may need to add a small amount of water); cool and measure.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Mash lentils with fork in mixing bowl.
- Add eggs, oil, sugars, and vanilla extract to lentils; mix just to combine.
- Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in separate bowl.
- Add dry mixture and blend until combined; fold in raisins and walnuts.
- Pour into greased muffin tins, and bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes.
- Let cool 10-15 minutes for easy turn out, then dust tops with confectioners sugar.
- Serve with softened cream cheese.