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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 155.7
  • Total Fat: 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 4.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 34.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.4 g
  • Protein: 5.0 g

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Breakfast Lentils

Submitted by: SPARK_RECIPES

 Photo Credit Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish

Introduction

This flavorful recipe is a great way to get extra fiber. Enjoy it for breakfast, dessert or a sweet snack. This flavorful recipe is a great way to get extra fiber. Enjoy it for breakfast, dessert or a sweet snack.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 cup red lentils (soaked for about four hours)
    3 cups of red rooibos tea (yep, tea! we had leftovers and I thought I’d be creative)
    2 apples, diced
    1 tbsp cinnamon
    1 tsp clove
    1 tsp turmeric (optional, but highly recommended)
    Maple syrup
    Vanilla-flavored coconut milk beverage (not canned)

Directions

Bring the lentils and the tea to a low boil and then reduce heat to low to medium.

After about ten minutes, add in diced apple and spices. Stir and then cook for 25-30 minutes, until the lentils are mushy.

Serve in small bowls, and drizzle of maple syrup and a generous splash of coconut milk


Serving Size: Makes 4 servings






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  • Good
    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
    I just made this. I used Celestial Seasonings Cinnamon apple spice tea. The flavor of the tea tricks my mind into thinking the dish is sweeter. I reduced the cinnamon to 1 tsp & the cloves to 1/2 tsp. I think it's sweet enough w/the apples & didn't use the syrup, 1% milk, & for me,this is a dessert - 4/16/13

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  • 13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    this seems like an odd combination, but i have tried it twice and find it quite tasty - 4/8/13

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  • Good
    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
    The proportions of spices in this are way off for this recipe. Way too much clove (Made my tongue numb) Too much cinnamon. Next time I make it I will cut way back! - 4/8/13

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  • Very Good
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I liked this recipe. At first, I had my dobuts. It turned out very good. A great way to use extra lentils. I used Splenda and Almond milk in mine. - 3/26/13

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
    What a great breakfast! I am going to experiment w/using agave syrup vs. maple for a bit less sugar for me. Delish! Great hot breakfast. - 3/1/13

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I didn't have apples but I had an open can of Pears in pear juice. I used the pear juice plus earl grey tea , added 1/2 cup of frozen cranberries and 1 tsp fresh grated ginger. Instead of coconut milk or milk I added unsweetened fat free yogurt. YUMMY! - 4/19/13

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  • 6 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I love lentils! I'm going to try it with Stevia, nutmeg, vanilla, and Coconut or Almond Milk. I don't eat or drink Soy. - 3/9/13

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  • Bad
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I love lentils and all the ingredients but I was glad i only made 1/2 recipe. Turmeric way too strong and will also cut down on the cloves but will try again. - 5/8/13

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  • 4 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Wow, sounds interesting...I may try mashed banana for my sugar instead of the maple syrup. - 3/3/13

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is absolutely delicious!! I threw a Ginger Peach tea bag in the pot when I cooked them. I used 1/2 the amount of cloves. I didn't use the syrup at all - doesn't need it! Tastes like apple pie without the crust! Yum Yum! Make this - you won't regret it. - 2/5/14

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this last night and loved the texture with coconut milk over it.. but the spices were a bit too much; I would reduce the spices by half and let the earthy lentils stand out a bit more. - 2/3/14

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I used almond milk instead and surprisingly it was good, I wasn't too sure about this combination! - 4/16/13

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Without maple syrup, it is not sweet. Adding extra cinnamon gave me the slight sweetness I needed for breakfast. It will be good as a compliment to lunch and dinner meals. - 4/3/13

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  • 2 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Never thought about lentils for breakfast! What a great idea! - 3/17/13

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I thought it was a bit bland. I added 1T greek yogurt w/honey which helped. - 4/14/14

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    What happened to Sugars in the nutrition information. With that many carbs surely there has to be sugars. I am diabetic and carbs and sugars are important to me. - 1/30/14

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  • Bad
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was gross. I like black bean brownies, chickpea blondies, etc and love red lentils in other things, but I couldn't eat this. - 1/30/14

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I haven't tried it yet, but plan to. If you serve it with brown rice, you start your day with a complete protein (as well as additional fiber). - 1/30/14

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  • O.K.
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I used Chi tea, but that was a mistake; the dish turned out bitter. I tried cooking overnight in a slow cooker. That didn't work either; the lentils were still hard in the morning and I had to cook on the stove to soften. Even with ignoring the bitterness from the tea, I didn't like this dish. - 4/19/13

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  • 1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Can you substitute green lentils? That is usually what I have in teh house and they cook a lot quicker. - 4/10/13

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  • awesome! love this recipe - 4/14/14

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for the idea - I could make a savoury lentil "porridge"! That would suit my tastes much better than this sweet recipe. - 1/30/14

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This sounds delicious! Would never thought to fix lentils this way and I use the So Delicious vanilla coconut milk every day in our morning smoothies. Nothing new to purchase to make this. - 1/30/14

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This morning I thought how beautiful red lentils are and how much I would like to cook some! Are the lentils soaked in the tea? Red lentils cook almost instantly in boiling liquid. - 1/30/14

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds a little strange but I will try most anything once. - 1/30/14

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