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Cinnamon Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins with Lentils

Recipe courtesy of Canadian Pulse Industry



For 12 Serving(s)


  • 60 ml dry red lentils
  • 250 ml all-purpse flour
  • 250 ml oats
  • 125 ml packed brown sugar
  • 5 ml baking powder
  • 2 ml baking soda
  • 5 ml cinnamon
  • 1 ml salt
  • 250 ml applesauce
  • 175 ml yogurt
  • 60 ml canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 125 ml raisins or other dried fruit


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). In a small saucepan, cover the red lentils with water by about an inch, and bring to a boil; simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the lentils are very soft. Drain well in a sieve and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; set aside. In a medium bowl, stir together the applesauce, yogurt, oil and egg. Add to the dry ingredients along with the cooked lentils and stir until almost combined; add the raisins and stir just until blended.
  3. Divide the batter among 12 paper-lined muffin cups, filling them. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden and springy to the touch. Tilt them in their pans to help them cool.