Chia Cherry Lentil Muffins –

Chia Cherry Lentil Muffins

  By mollymorgan    

March 15, 2016

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  • Prep: 5 Minutes
  • Cook: 30 Minutes
  • 5 Minutes

    30 Minutes

    35 Minutes

  • Yields: 16 muffins


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius). Prepare 16 muffin tins with paper liners or non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Combine the cooked lentils and orange juice in a food processor until the lentils are pureed.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the pureed lentils, white wheat pastry flour, and salt. Stir to combine.
  4. Add chia seeds, sugar, vegetable oil, vanilla yogurt, and eggs. Stir to combine. Add the dried cherries and stir to combine.
  5. Pour approximately 1/3 cup (75 mL) of the muffin mixture into each of the muffin tins. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Cool the muffins on a cooling rack.

Molly Morgan is the owner of Creative Nutrition Solutions and is a registered dietitian, board certified sports specialist dietitian, and author. Molly works with the Ottawa and Binghamton Senators (NHL/AHL hockey) as their nutrition consultant. She creates interactive workshops for players at all levels of the organization from development to the NHL and works individually with players and their families to create custom performance focused meal plans.
Additionally, Molly has authored three books including: Drink Your Way to Gut Health (2015), Skinny Size-It (2014), and The Skinny Rules (2011). Molly lives in Upstate New York with her husband and two sons. She enjoys skiing, cooking, playing the piano, and her favorite sport is hockey.


1 1/2 cups (375 mL) cooked lentils

1/2 cup (125 mL) 100% orange juice

2 cups (500 mL) white wheat pastry flour

1 tsp (5 mL) salt

2 Tbsp (30 mL) chia seeds

1/2 cup (125 mL) sugar

1/2 cup (125 mL) vegetable or canola oil

1/2 cup (125 mL) vanilla yogurt

2 eggs

1 cup (250 mL) dried cherries


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 muffin
Sodium160 mg
Protein5 g
Cholesterol25 mg
Sugar15 g
Total Fat8 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Total Carbohydrates32 g
Dietary Fiber2 g