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The muffins

Earlier this year when I was in Canada, I had some of the best muffins I’ve ever tasted. I had no idea what kind they were, I just knew they were really stellar!

I asked for the recipe and when I got the paper I was stunned – these are made with lentils and flax seeds?!?!?!  You’ve gotta be kidding me!!

I used a muffin top pan so they kinda looked like these – although this picture is from a different recipe posted at lovefromtheoven.com

True to form, I put the recipe away and six months later hadn’t even looked at it. But tomorrow I’m going to a pot luck and I want to take something that’s yummy AND healthy…so I pulled out the recipe.

Tonight I’ll share that recipe with you because it’s so yummy that it’s DEFINITELY a miracle!  🙂


  • 1 cup red or yellow lentils
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/3 cup walnut pieces
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup pure sugar (sucanat, turbinado, etc.)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1.5 cups apple, finely chopped
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • raisins or dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 350 F

In medium saucepan combine the lentils and 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until the lentils break down and most of the water is absorbed, about 10 minutes (that’s where I differ – I had to leave mine in for about an hour, so I might have gotten the wrong kind). Mash the lentils and set aside to cool

In large bowl, combine flour, flax seed, walnuts, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

Add sugar, egg, oil, apples and applesauce to lentil puree and mix well. Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix just until all the flour is incorporated.  Put into greased muffin tin and bake for 18 minutes or until golden and a toothpick comes out clean.

Eat and enjoy!!!!


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Leah Carey

Leah Carey is the Chief Miracle Officer of The Miracle Journal, where she writes about the large and small miracles that happen in her life every day. She is a life coach, speaker, journalist, freelance writer, and lover of life. In all of those pursuits, she works with people to identify what’s already right in your life so you can build an even more joyful and fulfilling daily experience from that foundation. You can find her on Facebook, , Twitter, and YouTube.

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  1. Michael Thompson

    Lovely the recipe looks great, I’ll have to try these! Thank-you! How many did the batch make?

  2. Leah Carey

    Hi Michael,
    I made another batch this week and I’m still in love with them! 🙂 The recipe makes about 12. If you decide to make them, let me know how they come out!

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