Apple Lentil Muffins

These are a delicious, light tasting, healthy muffin. They are made with sweet apples, crunchy walnuts, chewy oats, and lentil puree. So healthy and so good!

Apple Lentil Muffins

Another lentil puree muffin. Just like in the Banana Lentil Muffins post, I have added lentil puree to these muffins to really give them a nutritional boost. These muffins are absolutely amazing. A favourite in our house, and I’m sure it will be in yours as well.

Apple Lentil Muffins

Lentils are one of those foods that have so many health benefits. They are high in dietary fibre, help lower cholesterol, manage blood sugar, provide important minerals, protein and iron – all with almost no fat and few calories.

To make the puree for these muffins I cook a big batch of green lentils according to the package instructions. Once cooked, I puree the lentils in my food processor. Add about 1/4 cup of water per 1 cup of cooked lentils so they will puree nice and smooth. I divide the puree into 1/2 cup sized freezer safe containers and freeze the puree until I’m ready to use it in muffins. Then all I need to do is take the portion sized puree from the freezer and defrost and then make my muffins.

Lentil Puree

So to make these muffins:

In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.

Apple Lentil Muffins

In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a S blade attachment, add dates, buttermilk, chopped apple, lentil puree, vanilla and oil. Process until dates and apple are well chopped. Add eggs and turn on to combine the eggs. Note, this step can be a bit messy so don’t think that something is wrong if you get a bit of liquid spilling out around the lid of the bowl. If your dates are a bit hard, try softening them in a small bowl with some boiling water before adding them to the food processor. Also, if you puree the dates before adding any other wet ingredients I find it works much better, and is less messy.

Apple Lentil Muffins

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Don’t over stir. Divide the batter between 12 greased muffin cups.

Apple Lentil Muffins

Bake at 350F for 20 minutes or until knife inserted into centre comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in pan before removing muffins to cool completely on a wire rack.

Apple Lentil Muffins

Apple Lentil Muffins
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These are a delicious, light tasting, healthy muffin. They are made with sweet apples, crunchy walnuts, chewy oats, and lentil puree. So healthy and so good!
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup quick cooking oats
  2. 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  3. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  5. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  6. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  7. 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped, optional
  8. 3/4 cup dates, chopped
  9. 1/4 - 1/2 cup lentil puree
  10. 1 egg
  11. 1/2 milk or buttermilk
  12. 2 cups apples, chopped (about 2 medium apples)
  13. 1/8 cup oil
  14. 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 12 muffin cups. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.
  3. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a S blade attachment, add dates, buttermilk, chopped apple, lentil puree, vanilla and oil. Process until dates and apple are well chopped. Add egg and pulse to combine.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Don't over stir.
  5. Divide the batter between 12 greased muffin cups.
  6. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes or until knife inserted into centre comes out clean.
  7. Cool 5 minutes in pan before removing muffins to cool completely on a wire rack.
Notes
  1. If your dates are a bit hard, try softening them in a small bowl with some boiling water before adding them to the food processor. Also, if you puree the dates before adding any other wet ingredients I find it works much better, and is less messy.
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