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Breakfast lentils with cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg, coconut milk, walnuts

Breakfast Red Split Lentils

Creamy, red split breakfast lentils topped with chopped walnuts and creamy coconut milk. A great alternative to traditional porridge or oatmeal that whipped up in just minutes!
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 4


  • 1 cup red split lentils
  • 3 cups water/vegan milk
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 teaspoon brown sugar adjust to preference
  • Splash of coconut milk optional
  • Chopped walnuts optional


  • In a saucepan or pot over high heat, stir together red split lentils and water/vegan milk.
  • Stir in cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Once at a boil, lower heat to medium. Cook and stir for 15 minutes, or until creamy and tender.
  • Optional: Add your favorite porridge toppings! I added a splash of coconut milk and chopped walnuts.


  1. Feel free to use any sweetener of choice and use as much or as little as you prefer. 
  2. For a creamier breakfast red split lentils, add a splash of coconut milk.
Keyword Gluten Free, High Fiber, Oil-Free, Protein, Vegan