Banana Lentil Muffins

Makes 15 servings (1 muffin per serving)

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup dry red lentils 
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed 
  • ¾ cup sugar 
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce 
  • ½ cup 1% milk 
  • ¼ cup butter, softened 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 tsp. vanilla 
  • 3 cups 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. Combine the 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. 
  6. Fill the muffin tins ¾ full. Bake for 25 minutes. 

 

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 grain, 0 protein, 0 vegetable, 0 fruit, 0 fat, 0 dairy