fbpx

Lentil Brownies

  • Prep time: 20 m
  • Cook time: 20 m
  • Makes: 16 brownies

These brownies are so good you won’t be able to tell they have a secret ingredient. Ask your friends and see if they can guess! Lentils are a great addition because they contain plant-based protein, fibre and minerals.

Ingredients and Equipment

  • Ingredients
  • Equipment
Expand All

Directions

Step 1 

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9x9 inch baking dish with butter, or line with parchment paper. The parchment paper helps you to lift the brownies out once they are finished baking.

Step 2 

Puree lentils in a food processor or blender with oil, brown sugar, and egg until smooth. If you do not have a food processor or blender, you can mash with a fork to make the lentils as smooth as you can before adding the rest of the ingredients.

Step 3 

Empty into a mixing bowl and add salt, flour, and cocoa powder. Mix until just combined.

Step 4 

Save 2 tablespoons each of chocolate chips and walnuts for the top of brownies. Fold the rest of walnuts and chocolate chips into the batter.

Step 5 

Pour batter into prepared baking dish and sprinkle leftover chocolate and walnuts on top.

Step 6 

Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until just baked through. They will firm up more while they cool.

Step 7 

Allow to cool completely before cutting into 16 brownies. Store at room temperature. These brownies also freeze well if you want to save some for later!

Tips & Variations

  • You can substitute half of the brown sugar for maple syrup!

  • If using canned lentils drain and rinse before using.

  • You can substitute the lentils for black beans

Nutrition Per Brownie

Calories
170
Total Fat
8g
Saturated Fat
2g
Sodium
80mg
Carbohydrate
24g
Fibre
3g
Sugars
13g
Protein
5g