Meatloaf sounds gross, but cute little lentil muffins with piped mashed potatoes, well now that sounds pretty darn tasty!
These lentil muffins are flavourful, easy to make and is any picky kids dinner friend, because if it looks like dessert it can’t be all bad can it?
I used a regular old sandwich bag and cut a hole at the bottom to create my own piping bag, but you can also just smear some over the top, and don’t forget a big drizzle of gravy over the top to really send these cute little muffins right over the edge and into delicious town.
LENTIL MUFFINS WITH PIPED MASHED POTATOES –12 MUFFINS
- 1 cup dry brown lentils
- 1 cup dry red lentils
- 4 cups vegetable stock
- 2 slices soft sandwich bread
- 1/4 cup non dairy milk
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp thyme
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp ketchup
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup or liquid sweetener
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C or 356 degrees F
In a medium sized pot over medium to high heat, add the lentil and vegetable stock. Bring to boil, and reduce to simmer for 30 minutes or until soft and mushy.
In a small bowl tear up the bread and add the milk. Make sure the bread is completely covered in the milk. Set aside.
Meanwhile mash the lentils, I got tired of mashing so I used my food processor instead, but mashing with a forks works just as great. Stir in the ketchup, soy sauce, cumin, thyme, paprika and the bread mixture. The bread mixture works like a binder (egg), this is what will keep it all together.
Add the garlic and onion and combine well.
Grease your muffins tins and fill them to the brim with the lentil mixture.
Mix the glaze ingredients together, and spread on the top of the lentil muffins.
Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown at the top. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes before attempting to take them out of the muffin tray.
Add your favourite mashed potato recipe to a baggy and pipe on the top of the lentil muffins. Serve with a salad and gravy.