Apple Cinnamon Red Lentil Porridge

September 20, 2016

Author Notes: A warm and filling breakfast (or snack or dessert) for those cool autumn days Colleen Stem

Serves: 1
Prep time: 2 min
Cook time: 15 min


  • 1/2 cup dried red lentils
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 apple (mac or honey crisp are excellent choices)
  • 1 teaspoon or so of cinnamon
  • 1-2 teaspoons of a sweetener like maple or brown sugar optional
In This Recipe


  1. Stick water and lentils go into a pot and bring to a boil. Chop apple into pieces, some big, some small or all the same size. Once the lentils are boiling, dump in most of the chopped apple (save about 1/4 of it for later) into the pot and sprinkle with cinnamon. Stir around, reduce heat to a low and cook until the lentils are soft (about 10 minutes) Once they are cooked, taste and decide if you need sweetener. If you do, add a teaspoon or two of whatever in now and mix around then,transfer the lentil goodness into a bowl, toss on remaining apple chunks, sprinkle with cinnamon, and go to town.

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