16 Apr Anniversary Brownies
It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since I launched this blog. Today, I’m celebrating with a fudgy brownie made with lentils. Yes, that’s right, lentils. This recipe a perfect example of my eating philosophy: make small, healthy tweaks to what you eat and you’re on your way to health and happiness.
I was introduced to these brownies a couple of weeks ago at a lentil cooking workshop with the fabulously energetic Stephanie Clairmont. We first learned how to make lentil puree. I know, sounds scary but it’s super easy once you’ve tried it.
All you need is to blend up 1 cup of cooked lentils (or canned, rinsed) and 1/4 cup water.
And voila, you’ve got a 1/2 cup of puree, and whole lot of fibre and protein.
I’ve tweaked the brownie recipe from Canadian Lentils by reducing the sugar and the amount of chocolate chips. I topped my brownies with walnuts on one side of the pan as I’ve got a nut-hater in the house (ugh). Nevertheless, these brownies were gobbled up with a cold glass of milk. No fuss.
Have you made desserts with lentils?