RecipeFudgy Lentil Brownies

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 210
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Total Fat: 9 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 5.5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 15 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 31 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4 g
  • Total Sugar: 12 g
    • Natural Sugar: 2 g
    • Added Sugar: 10 g
  • Sodium: 115 mg

I’m showing lentils some long-overdue love! These fiber-rich pulses are taking over the plant-based food scene because they’re tasty, easy to prepare, budget-friendly, and loaded with the good stuff…including 18 grams of satiating protein and 16 grams fiber per 1 cooked cup. I snuck some into these brownies, along with some old-fashioned oats to make the ultimate fiber-rich, heart-healthy and totally delicious brownie. Can you believe each one of these delivers 5 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber?!

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This recipe makes 12 brownies
  • ½ cup dry light brown lentils
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup natural applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup creamy almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1¼ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350˚. Mist an 8-inch-square baking dish with oil spray and set aside.

In a small saucepan, add dry lentils and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until lentils are tender and most of the liquid is gone.

In a food processor, add oats, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Pulse until a fine flour forms and the oats are completely smooth.

Add cooked lentils (and any liquid leftover), applesauce, egg, almond butter, vanilla and honey, and process until a smooth batter forms. Using a spoon, fold in at least 1 cup of the chocolate chips.

Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and spread evenly with a spatula. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips over the top. Bake in oven for about 25 minutes. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

Nutrition provided for 1 brownie.

Nutrition analysis courtesy of Genesis® R&D


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