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Fudgy brownie made with lentils! Yes, lentils. A perfect example of my eating philosophy: make small, healthy tweaks to what you eat.
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Brownie made with lentil puree

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.

 

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And voila, you’ve got a 1/2 cup of puree, and whole lot of fibre and protein.

 

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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.

 

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup lentil puree
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup walnuts (if using)

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix butter, lentil puree, cocoa, sugar and salt.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time.
  3. Mix in vanilla, flour, chocolate chips and walnuts, if using.
  4. Scrape batter into a greased 8 x 8 inch pan.
  5. Bake at 350F for 25 to 30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

 

Have you made desserts with lentils?

Zannat

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