These are not your typical muffins. If you bite into one expecting a corn muffin, which they resemble, you will be very surprised.
These muffins are savory and then some. They’re made with ground red lentils and studded with flavorful sun-dried tomatoes, shallots, and garlic. It’s the satisfaction of a hearty lentil soup — just in a more convenient form.
They’re high in protein and fiber, which makes them nicely satisfying without being heavy. I make a batch, put them in a plastic container in the fridge, then grab one or two for breakfast. Twenty seconds in the microwave and they’re fantastic.
If you’re one of the many people who likes savory foods for breakfast but is really, really tired of eggs or tofu scrambles, you should absolutely try these. I think they’re perfect for breakfast on-the-go or a quick snack.
They’re also great for people with many food restrictions, as they’re:
- paleo (I think)
- low-fat, low-sugar
- high-protein, high-fiber
(And if you’re one of the many people who can’t have most breads or baked goods, definitely try these out — they hit a lot of the same satisfaction buttons as a corn muffin.)