Maple Baked Lentils


I love lentils, not even really sure why, but they are amazing.  I love to make them in soup, but I thought why not make them like beans and bake them with some maple syrup.  Doesn’t that just sound irresistible?  They were almost too pretty to eat.  Almost being the key word.

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Maple Baked Lentils
1 c onion, diced
2 garlic clove, minced
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1 tbs molasses
2 tbs maple syrup
3 c chicken or veggie broth
1 c dry lentils
1/3 c breadcrumbs
2 tsp olive oil

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Heat oil in a pot over medium heat.  Add onion, garlic, bay leaf, dry mustard, and ground ginger.  Season with salt and pepper to taste, cook for 3 minutes.  Add molasses, maple syrup, chicken broth and lentils.  Bring mixture to a boil, reduce to simmer and cook for 30 minutes.  Ladle lentils into baking dish, set aside.  In a small bowl add breadcrumbs with olive oil, stir to combine.  Top lentils with breadcrumb mixture.  Bake for 30 minutes.


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