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Very good. These have a rich, brownie cuplike-like taste & texture and a very good flavor. Most of the lentils disappeared into the batter, creating a very moist cupcake/muffin and they looked very nice when dusted with the powdered sugar - although I could easily see these iced with a chocolate frosting. I used dried lentils, following the instructions in step 1 and found that while my lentils were tender after the 20 minutes, they needed far longer time to get soft enough to mash. Next time, I would cook them longer still and puree them in a blender before adding to the muffins.

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HeatherFeather March 01, 2004

I'd give these more stars if i could! One of the best muffins I've ever had. I replaced the oil with vanilla yogurt and just chopped up leftover dark chocolate Valentines day hearts for the chips. Used regular dried lentils and added a bit extra cocoa. I just love them! They remind me of brownies. And the Cinnamon really gives them a flavor all their own. Thanks for the recipe!

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Nikoma March 19, 2008

Another great way to use lentils without the "this is good for you" flavour :). Added an extra tablespoon of cocoa powder and sprinkled a few extra choc chips on top. The lentils really give the muffins a chewy top and soft middle... mmm. I sometimes change the cinnamon for 1 tsp instant coffee powder.

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Lee_tah June 14, 2010

These were great! I used the shortcut and went for the canned lentils which, once rinced well, smashed up quickly and easily. The lentils combined with the flour made the muffins extra moist. I loved the little hint of cinnamon in these and would recommend using dark chocolate chips to complement this. The only change I will make when I most certainly bake these again will be to add another tablespoon of cocoa powder (or put in two heaping tablespoons instead of level ones...) for an extra chocolate fix!

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KrabKokonas June 10, 2007

Very good and an excellent place to 'hide' some lentils. I used heaping spoonfuls for the cocoa as noted below and was pleased with the results. I served these as a dessert alongside ice cream so I omitted the powered sugar.

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Mgnbos April 16, 2011

These are delicious! My children love them! I used 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips instead of the regular sized ones.

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tednjoc December 22, 2010

A moist, chocolate muffin, with a touch of nutrition from lentil and walnut. There is a lot of sugar in this recipe, too sweet for my taste even without the powdered sugar on top. I used the lentil quantities in the direction (1/3 cup dry), which is more like 1 cup cooked. Listing the ingredients in the order they are referenced in the directions would help greatly, as well as clarifying that "sugars" is just the white and brown, not the powdered.

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realbirdlady December 15, 2008
Mexican Chocolate Muffins