Cheddar Lentil Bites Recipe

Healthy bites for little people

Cheddar Lentil Bites Recipe

Lentils in biscuits? I admit, at first I thought this was really a little weird. Would it change the taste? Surprisingly, no. The lentil puree just melds right into the biscuits. My teenager especially loved these to dip in soup or stew, and they would make a fantastic (and healthy!) snack for little ones. 


1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour
1 cup rice crisp cereal
3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
3/4 cup split red lentils, pureed
1 egg, beaten
Preheat oven to 350 F

  In a large bowl, cut the butter into the flour with a pastry cutter or two knives until it resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the cereal, cheese, lentil puree, and egg.

Shape 1 tbsp measures of the mixture into finger shapes, then place on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.

Bake for about 15 minutes, until puffed and golden.

* To make lentil puree, just cook about 1 cup split red lentils in enough water to cover until tender, stirring. Puree them in a food processor after. You want them to be the consistency of pumpkin puree.  If they are too thick, add a little more water.

Makes about 15

Adapted from The Big Book of Little Lentils

She may go by the name Scatteredmom online, but Karen really is anything but scattered when it comes to the kitchen.  Churning out tasty treats within view of the Georgia Strait on Canada's west coast, Karen will hand you an organized weekly meal plan or teach you how to make meals from scratch.  As Mom to a teenage boy, she knows exactly what it takes to keep kids full and happy-which has really come in handy with her job as the Food Editor at Yummy Mummy Club.

A strong supporter of Food Revolution who has been endorsed by Jamie Oliver himself, by day Karen can be found working as a special education teaching assistant, running a kitchen and showing teenagers how to cook nutritious meals for themselves.  By night, when she's not chatting on Twitter and answering cooking questions,  she writes her popular blog Notes From the Cookie Jar, or posting mouthwatering recipes over at Chasing Tomatoes.  Not afraid to give her opinion and passionate about community, Karen spoke at Blissdom Canada 2010 and her writing has been published in Canadian Living magazine, as well as in various online publications. 

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