Gluten-Free Lentil and Cheese Muffins June 25, 2024 by Emily

These Gluten-Free Lentil and Cheese Muffins are a delightful and nutritious option for breakfast, snacks, or even a light meal. Packed with protein from lentils and eggs, and bursting with flavor from cheese, black cumin, and chili pepper, these muffins are a perfect choice for anyone following a gluten-free diet.

Preparation Time:


Prep Time: 20 minutes

Soak Time: Overnight

Cook Time: 40-45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes (plus soaking time)



1 glass (170 g) lentils

3 eggs

Half a tea glass (50 ml) olive oil

1 tea glass (100 ml) yoghurt

1 packet (10 g) baking powder

1 tablespoon black cumin

1 teaspoon chili pepper flakes

1 bowl cheese (your choice, e.g., feta, cheddar)

Parsley, chopped

Salt to taste

Sunflower seeds (optional, for topping)



Prepare the Lentils:

Soak the lentils in cold water overnight until they are soft and swollen. Drain them well before use.

Prepare the Mixture:

In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs. Add the drained lentils, olive oil, and yoghurt. Mix well.

Add Dry Ingredients and Seasonings:

Add the baking powder, salt, black cumin, and chili pepper flakes to the mixture. Stir to combine.

Add Cheese and Parsley:

Fold in the cheese and chopped parsley until evenly distributed.

Prepare the Muffin Tin:

Grease a muffin tin with olive oil. Pour the mixture into the muffin tin, filling each cup about 3/4 full. If desired, sprinkle sunflower seeds on top for added crunch.


Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Bake the muffins for 40-45 minutes, or until they are golden brown and cooked through.


Let the muffins cool slightly before removing them from the tin. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Serving Suggestions:

Enjoy these muffins with a side of fresh salad or a bowl of soup.

Perfect for breakfast with a dollop of yogurt or a spread of butter.

Serve as a healthy snack any time of the day.

Cooking Tips:

Ensure the lentils are well-drained to avoid excess moisture in the batter.

Use a variety of cheeses to suit your taste preferences.

Add your favorite herbs and spices to customize the flavor.

Nutritional Benefits:

Lentils are high in protein and fiber, making these muffins nutritious and filling.

Eggs and cheese add additional protein and calcium.

Olive oil provides healthy fats.

Dietary Information:

This recipe is gluten-free.

Can be made dairy-free by using a plant-based yogurt and cheese alternative.


Store any leftover muffins in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

These muffins are a tasty and satisfying gluten-free alternative to traditional muffins.

They are packed with protein and flavor, making them a healthy choice for any meal.

Easy to make and perfect for meal prep.


Give these Gluten-Free Lentil and Cheese Muffins a try for a nutritious and delicious addition to your diet. Whether you’re gluten intolerant or simply looking for a healthy bread alternative, these muffins are sure to impress. Enjoy the wholesome goodness and great taste in every bite. Happy baking!


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