Flourless Chocolate Lentil Protein Muffins

A variation of this delicious recipe was first introduced to me by my friend Natalie, and not surprisingly, it was a big hit with the whole family. These muffins just as delicious as they are nutritious. They are soft, fluffy and chocolatey, yet boast nutritional powerhouse ingredients like lentils, eggs, and bananas. High in protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals, these muffins are the perfect snack to add to your child’s lunch box. They will keep your kids satisfied and energized during the day and give you some peace of mind knowing that you’ve sent a healthy nutrient-packed (and tasty) snack that your kids will actually eat.

Flourless Chocolate Lentil Protein Muffins 


  • 1 can lentils, rinsed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 large over-ripe banana (or two small)
  • 1⁄4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1⁄3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1⁄3 cup dark chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Prepare 12 muffin cups by lining with muffin papers
  3. Place banana(s), lentils, eggs, honey, cocoa powder, baking soda, coconut oil, and vanilla extract into blender or food processor; cover. Blend until smooth. Add the chocolate chips and stir gently using a wooden spoon.
  4. Fill muffin cups about 2/3 full
  5. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Cool completely and enjoy!

Originally posted on YMC. 

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  • Sandra Carmo
    Posted at 01:02h, 02 May Reply

    Hello sarah. They look delicious. If I want to substitute the lentil’s can for homemade baked lentils how much to I need?

    • sarahrem
      Posted at 16:21h, 02 May Reply

      Hi Sandra! Yes, you absolutely can do that. It’s about 1 cup of cooked lentils 🙂

      • Rebecca S
        Posted at 21:07h, 04 May Reply

        I was going to ask the same question as above. I have lentils in my fridge that need to be used up since my kids barely tried them. This recipe is a great way to sneak them in!

        • sarahrem
          Posted at 14:38h, 09 May Reply

          Awesome! Hope it works out! Using dry lentils that you’ve cooked definitely works!

  • Roxana
    Posted at 11:58h, 04 May Reply

    These are so healthy and delicious. Inspiring.

    • sarahrem
      Posted at 14:39h, 09 May Reply


  • Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A.
    Posted at 13:27h, 04 May Reply

    I’ve seen black bean brownies before, but never lentil treats! These look amazing. Can’t wait to try!!

    • sarahrem
      Posted at 14:39h, 09 May Reply

      Excited for you to try them! 🙂

  • Shannon @ KISS in the Kitchen
    Posted at 16:26h, 04 May Reply

    Your kiddos are so cute! And this recipe looks really yummy! Love that they’re both gluten and dairy free!

    • sarahrem
      Posted at 14:39h, 09 May Reply

      Thank you!! Yes, it’s a nice bonus for those who can’t have gluten or dairy!

  • Jessica @Nutritioulicious
    Posted at 18:11h, 04 May Reply

    I’ve seen black bean brownies before, but never anything with lentils. Such a neat idea! Looks like you had a blast making them too! 🙂

    • sarahrem
      Posted at 14:38h, 09 May Reply

      Thanks Jessica!

  • Ginger Hultin
    Posted at 20:48h, 04 May Reply

    Yum! These look so decadent and delicious – lovely recipe!

    • sarahrem
      Posted at 14:38h, 09 May Reply

      They really are amazing 🙂

  • Lauren O'Connor
    Posted at 11:14h, 05 May Reply

    You had me with the lovely Chocolate muffin. Kudos for making it with lentils! Love finding ways to add protein to my treats!

    • sarahrem
      Posted at 14:37h, 09 May Reply

      Thank you!!

  • Ashley c
    Posted at 20:23h, 15 June Reply

    What kind of lentils did you use? I have red, would they work?

    • sarahrem
      Posted at 15:15h, 19 June Reply

      Any lentisl will work, but I usually use canned brown lentils 🙂

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