Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I spy with my little eye

Something that is orange!

Well, red technically. Red lentils from USA Dry Peas, Lentils and Chickpeas.
Oh boy! I was so excited!!
and a book of recipes and how to make them? Done and done! Whatever shall I make??

The Lentil Apple Muffins recipe stole my heart. A quick run to the grocery store was required, while fiance prepared the lentils. Then we mixed up the muffins, popped them on the oven, and waited while we feasted on this lovely salad, also prepared by fiance. He's very handy to have around.

A bed of spinach topped with lentils, avocado, mushroom, tomato and feta. Drizzle on some balsamic and you've got yourself a tastey dinner!

Can you believe this was my first lentil experience? They are delicious! I loved them.

But the highlight of the night were these muffins!

They were so soft and so moist and delicious. Very fallish. Makes me excited for wedding time in LESS THAN 2 MONTHS! AHHH!! Invitations are in the mail so I might have to share a picture of them soon because I was soo excited with how great they turned out!

Lentil Apple Muffins

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup USA lentil puree
  • 1 cup canned apple pie filling
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground all spice
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
-Preheat the oven at 400 degrees F. Spray muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray or line with paper baking cups
-Beat egg in large mixing bowl. Stir in oil, lentil puree and apple filling
-In separate bowl, combine flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, allspice and nutmeg
-Stir dry mixture into puree mixture just until flour is moistened. 
-Spook batter into prepared muffin pan
-Bake for 15 minutes, or until top of muffin bounces back when touch or a thoothpick inserted into center comes out clean

1 comment:

  1. Those look so good Emily!! I've never had red lentils.. I wonder how they differ from the regular ones, hmmmm.