Desserts

Lentil Brownies

Okay, I know this recipe might sound a bit weird and you are probably thinking, ‘is she serious?!’  But yes, I am serious!  I urge you to try this because I promise you, these brownies are so seriously good and gooey!  They do not disappoint if you are looking for an indulgent treat that is healthy too!

There are many benefits to eating lentils, such as promoting digestion and preventing ill health. The great benefits of eating lentils stem from the wealth of vitamins, minerals, nutrients and dietary fibre contained within. They are especially rich in potassium, calcium, zinc and vitamin K which all contribute to essential biological processes in the body!

To make twelve of these brownies for yourself you will need the following ingredients:

2 x 400g tin of lentils, drained and rinsed
12 Medjool dates (make sure you are using soft dates and Medjool are the softest!)
60g of almond butter
40g of cacao powder
1 Tbsp of honey
1 banana
½ tsp of baking soda

The first step in making these brownies is to preheat your oven to 200C. Next, in a food processor, pulse the lentils until they are mixed.  You can then add the almond butter, banana, cacao, honey and baking soda into the food processor and blend again.  After a few moments, scrape the sides to make sure everything is mixed together.  The next step is to add the dates and then blend again. Finally, in a greased 8×8 square pan, pour the mixture in and bake for 15 minutes.

Once this time has passed the brownies should be gooey, so if they are then that’s perfect! Remove from the oven and allow them to cool before slicing into bars. You can either enjoy them right away or place them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days.

30 comments

  1. I love lentils and stay away from brownies. And yes, when I read Lentil Brownies my first thought was “can’t possibly be good”. Now after reading and seeing the ingredients I think I will give it a try because I would love to eat a gooey brownie and your ingredients make it sound yummy.

  2. Why not? I eat black bean brownies all the time and they are delicious. I will give it a try. I just have to figure out grams to cups 🙂 Americans…

  3. My son was recently put on an anti-inflammatory diet (no more packaged cookies) so I’m going to give this a try. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I’m off to translate grams to cups 🙂

  4. I never thought about adding lentils to brownies, such a great idea! I just started my own blog about healthy and affordable eating, feel free to check it out! I’m looking forward to seeing more if your posts! 🙂

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