These are an awesome, healthy, crunchy snack! My toddler loves them! Play around with the amount of oil you use and how long you bake to get the texture you like. I've found if you use too little oil, they are a dry crunchy that turns a bit sandy in you mouth. Too much oil, and you have to spread them on paper towels to soak it up. You basicly are frying them in the oil in the oven. I double the lentils but still only use about 2-3 T of oil and bake for about 45 minutes, stirring every 10-15. If you find you didn't get them crunchy enough after cooling, just pop them back in and they will crisp up for you. Everyone I've shared them with (and that's a lot), likes them!
I was very skeptical but I had some lentils I had to use up today so I gave this a shot and I'm so glad I did! Love it!! They taste like unpopped popcorn kernel, which I LOVE but I hate eating because I'm always worried I'll break a tooth. These are great, thanks for sharing the recipe :)
What a great snack! I added a 1/2 tsp of fenugreek and a 1/2 tsp of tarragon just for fun. These really turned out well. GREAT flavor.
Wow! These are great! Lentils really help my blood sugar and I'm always looking for creative lentil recipes. These sure fit the bill! I put a tablespoon of olive oil into the water instead of tossing them, and I used a Sil-Pat, so there was no sticking at all. And I just used salt and cayenne pepper. They took about 30 minutes to cook. My 5 kids loved them too!
Yum! I have recently become a "lentil-a-holic" and these are a great new addition to my growing lentil recipe box. I'm not a curry fan, so I did garlic, cumin, sea salt, onion powder, and a little cayenne pepper. Also, I added the spices before the oven accidentally, and it still turned out great! This makes me want to try to roast all types of other beans/legumes and to try different seasonings!
fantastic and healthy!
This was an interesting snack. I wanted to like it but I didn't. I didn't actively dislike it either. My 7 year old daughter liked it well enough to eat 3 servings right away, which is the only reason I gave it 3 stars. Otherwise, it would have been 2. My son tried them but didn't like them at all. I thought the work to reward ratio was too much based on the results. I don't think that I will make this again unless my DD begs for it. However, I may try the method with other legumes.
Interesting snack! I don't know if I'd make it again, though.
What a great and easy snack! They taste something like toasted pumpkin seeds/ popcorn kernels. I might use a touch less oil next time.
Delicious and very versatile! I added nutritional yeast to half my batch to make them "cheezy" tasting