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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 193.5
  • Total Fat: 8.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 590.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 25.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.2 g
  • Protein: 6.3 g

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Honey Baked Lentils

Submitted by: CHESSAKAT


Try this delicious and easy recipe for lentils! Try this delicious and easy recipe for lentils!
Number of Servings: 4


    1 cup lentils
    2 cups water
    2 tbsp honey (or maple syrup, agave nectar, etc)
    2 tbsp soy sauce (or Bragg's, tamari, shoyu, etc)
    2 tbsp olive oil
    1/2 tsp ginger root, grated
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 small onion, chopped
    salt & pepper


Combine all ingredients in a covered dish. Bake in a covered dish at 350 until tender (about an hour and a half).

Alternatively, you can cook this on the stovetop for about 40 minutes in a saucepan (until the lentils are tender).
This is great served over rice, quinoa or couscous.

You can also use red lentils, which has more of a soup-like consistency. Equally delicious. Experiment!

*This is not my own recipe, but one given freely by a member of another message board.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CHESSAKAT.

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Delicious,the honey,ginger & soy sauce gave it a different taste.I added paprika as suggested by another reviewer to give it a little more kick.I will definitely make this again.Thanks! - 2/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Excellent recipe.
    I have done this recipe as well in the crock pot. 4-5 hours on low does the trick.

    Made 2 small changes when making this. We used powdered dry ginger, and shallots instead of onion.

    I love and crave this recipe! - 7/26/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was great! My husband thought it was beef when he came home! He really likes it! I will definitely make again! I used the maple syrup instead of the honey. - 5/11/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I really enjoyed lentils made this way. I added one medium sweet potato and a large carrot, as well as took MEGGO27's advice and added cayenne. I served it over brown basmati rice seasoned with cumin, curry and lemon juice. YUM! Thanks. - 12/21/08

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  • I made this using Trader Joe's steamed lentils and frozen chopped onion. Since the lentils were already cooked, I omitted the water and oil. I served it over elbow macaroni - it was delicious! - 12/12/13

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  • Comfort food! I also threw in some ham for a little down-home appeal. - 2/22/13

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  • These are amazing! And so easy. I followed the recipe exactly as written. They taste like baked beans. Fabulous! I will definately be making these regularly!!! - 1/13/13

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  • this was AMAZING!!! Lentils are our "new food of the month" and this was the perfect recipe to start. Didn't have ginger, added a splash of cinnamon and some chicken too. Husband and I ate the whole thing! Definitely adding it to our regular meals! - 1/5/13

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  • absolutely delicious! i didn't have ginger, garlic, or onion, so i just used garlic and onion powder, and added sesame seeds. just wonderful! - 12/18/12

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  • Very tasty! First time I actually liked lentils. - 9/5/12

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  • OMG! Totally delicious! I followed the recipe exactly as is and the whole family loved it! Will definitely be making this again! Yum! - 8/23/12

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  • I made it tonight and really loved it. I will definitely be making this again - 8/3/12

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  • i opted for stove top due to the heat. Family really like the unique flavor. We will have this again. - 7/22/12

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  • Loved this. I have never had lentils like this before. Usually, I make them bland or spicy. This was just the right amount of sweet. I used the maple syrup. Will definitely make again and it will be one of my go-to, freeze-for-lunches meals. Thanks for sharing! - 6/13/12

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  • Wonderful taste for such a simple recipe. I'm going to make this one whenever I'm short on time. Everyone in the family liked it. Delicious, and so easy!
    (I served it with brown rice and a big salad. Yum!) - 5/16/12

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  • quite tasty! i made it exactly as the recipe says & it turned out perfect! - 4/27/12

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  • delicious - 4/23/12

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  • very tasty, with just the right sweet! - 3/6/12

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  • Delicious! - 2/1/12

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  • This was sooo good! I doubled the garlic (big garlic lovers in this house) substituted 1 tbsp of maple syrup for 1 tbsp of honey, added a pinch of red pepper flakes and added some cornstarch near the end to thicken it up. I will definitely be making this again, I will try the slow cooker next time - 1/30/12

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  • Excellent Flavor, very filling & easy to make. Loved it. - 1/10/12

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  • I absolutely loved this - I made a double batch on the stove and it worked perfectly. I added some cayenne pepper. Thanks! - 12/7/11

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  • I added chopped carrots and celery. I also cut the soy sauce in half to reduce the sodium. - 9/16/11

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  • I love lentils and I love honey; AND so easy to prepare... - 8/25/11

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  • Thank you Bubbletoes, for the baked bean comparison. You sold me on it. I also added paprika, chili flakes and a tiny bit of ketchup. Tasted like baked beans with a kick, but without the sauce. Lentils are my new friend! - 7/16/11

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