Banana Lentil Muffins

Makes 15 servings (1 muffin per serving)

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup dry red lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup milk (1%)
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Lightly grease a muffin tin or use muffin liners.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine lentils with ⅔ cup of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and allow to cook for 10 minutes. Once cooked, remove from heat and allow to cool.
  3. In a bowl, combine bananas, sugar, applesauce, milk, butter, eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  4. Mash the cooked lentils and add to bowl, mixing well.
  5. In a separate large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and cinnamon. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stirring just until combined.
  6. Fill the muffin tins ¾ full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, about 25 minutes.
  7. Remove from tins and allow to cool on a rack for 10 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Nutritional analysis per serving: 216 calories, 4 g fat, 5 g protein, 40 g carbohydrate (38 g available carbohydrate), 2 g fibre, 98 mg sodium

My Viva Servings: 3 grains