Honey Baked Lentils

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 9, 2008

This recipe can now be found exclusively in The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Phoebe December 9, 2008 at 6:45 pm

This sounds good! I must try this!


Erica December 9, 2008 at 7:48 pm

How funny, I almost didn’t post it because I saw it on your menu……but when I did a search, I didn’t see the recipe on your site yet, haha :)

And how different, but yet the same our recipes are. It’s pretty easy to play around with, eh?

How did it taste with the cinnamon instead of the ginger? I love the ginger taste to it!


Frugal Scholar December 9, 2008 at 8:18 pm

Love your concept!
See my post on “the food of the poor,” a wonderful lentil, rice, and onion dish. Sounds like nothing, but is fabulous.



lfhpueblo December 9, 2008 at 11:20 pm

I entered the giveaway. This sounds yummy. Macaroni Grill is good.


Anonymous December 10, 2008 at 10:24 am

I have a question…..exactly what kind of lentils should be used or does it matter? I have some split red lentils, like the shape of split pea lentils….but red. Are those the ones you used or whole lentils?? Thanks! spanthin@yahoo.com


Anonymous December 10, 2008 at 11:52 am

Re: gluten free

Thought of you as soon as I saw this article in the paper this morning.


I really enjoy your blog. TY for all of your work.



Anonymous December 18, 2008 at 9:47 pm

Good recipe. All of the water did not boil out so I should have drained the lentils because mine was way too soupy, but it was good. I also sauteed the onions. I wonder if the already cooked bacon pieces would be just as inexpensive? Would be easier.


Lindsey November 5, 2009 at 9:25 pm

I made this tonight, it was good, as another person commented, drain the lentils after you cool them but before you add the onion and spice mix or it will come out too soupy. If it is soupy, just use a slotted spoon to serve :) Flavor was good, it was a satisfying meal without being too heavy. I’ll definitely make it again.


'Becca November 30, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Interesting! I have (and love!!!) a recipe by this name that was very different even in the original version I saw online, and now I’ve tweaked it. Click my name to see it. Mine is much simpler; you just mix all the ingredients and stick it in the oven. I haven’t worked out the cost, but all the ingredients are cheap and shelf-stable, so it’s our reliable back-up food when we don’t have fresh stuff on hand.


katie January 4, 2011 at 12:45 pm

I am really sad that this recipe is now gone off your website. I am disappointed that it now has to be purchased. As a Dietitian whose main focus in on eating healthy on a budget I am sad that you have gone and made money off your recipes. I respect and love what you are doing but do you think if people need to be feeding their family for less money that they can truly afford a cook book??


Rachel June 27, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Katie, don’t worry that the recipe is only available in the cookbook. Versions of this honey-baked lentil recipe have been around a long time, much longer than they had it posted here, and can be found all over the internet and was probably a copy or version of the original recipe from the More-with-Less cookbook that’s been around over 25 years.


Michelle December 16, 2011 at 4:32 am

If the recipe cannot be find with the link provided, the link needs to be taken down. Its misleading and rude. “Here a link!” ….”Psych! buy the book you can’t afford!!!”


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