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Vegetarian BBQ Lentil Bites |

BBQ Lentil Bites


Units Scale
  • 1 cup lentils, dry
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed meal + 4 Tbsp water
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 cup instant oats
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp salt & pepper
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup


  1. Combine the lentils and water in a medium saucepan in medium stockpot over high heat, and bring to boil.
  2. Reduce to a simmer and cook 25-30 minutes, or until lentils are tender. Drain any excess water and slightly mash lentils with potato masher or fork.
  3. Combine ground flaxseed meal with 4 Tbsp of water in a small bowl and set aside. This will act as a binder, similarly to eggs.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium, and add chopped onions. Cook until tender ~about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  6. Combine lentils with seasonings, flaxseed mixture, cooked onions, vegetable broth, and oats.
  7. Once combined, spoon the mixture into the prepared muffins tins evenly. Press down on each one to make sure mixture will stick together during cooking.
  8. Mix together the BBQ sauce and ketchup in a small bowl. Spread a small amount on top of each lentil mixture.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes. Allow 5-10 minutes for bites to cool before removing from pan.
  10. Serve with extra BBQ sauce for dipping.


Deglutify: Use certified GF oats.

**Regular oats can be substituted for instant, but I suggest pulsing them in a small blender or food processor for a few seconds to resemble the instant oats.**

  • Category: Main Dishes


  • Serving Size: 2 bites