Chocolate Lentil Brownies

Chocolate Lentil Brownies

Still on my lentil kick I decided to try another recipe from The Big Book of Little Lentils cookbook.

This time I chose to do a variation of the Lentil Brownies they share.

I took them to work and the reviews were fantastic! Everyone was surprised that they were infact made with lentils!


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For this recipe you need to make a lentil puree. That is simply cooking lentils until they are done then pureeing them in a food processor. I didn’t add any extra water to the cooked lentils.

Chocolate Lentil Brownies
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Lentil Based
  • ½ cup of butter
  • ½ cup of lentil puree
  • ¾ cup of cocoa
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon of salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 3 cups of chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of toasted pecans - chopped
  1. Melt the butter.
  2. Mix in the lentil puree, cocoa, salt and sugar.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time.
  4. Mix in the vanilla, flour, one cup of the chocolate chips and ¾ cup of the toasted pecans.
  5. Line a 9 x9 baking pan with parchment paper.
  6. Bake the brownies at 350 degrees for 22 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the remaining 2 cups of chocolate chips.
  8. Cover the entire pan with a cookie sheet and let sit for 5 minutes.
  9. Using an offset spatula spread the melted chocolate chips over the entire surface of the brownie. Sprinkle with the ¼ cup chopped pecans.
  10. Allow to cool.
  11. Remove from the pan and cut into squares.


If I may dare say, these are a fool proof recipe. Brownies can be tricky finding that balance between under and over cooking. I know I have often had brownies with very hard edges only to find the center extremely soft. These were a nice moist brownies with no hard edges.



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3 Replies on “Chocolate Lentil Brownies

  1. I made a large batch of puree so I could have some handy in the freezer.
    For every cup of lentils you need 3 cups of water and a good dash of salt. Cook for the time needed per type of lentil.

    To make the puree you take one cup of cooked lentils and a 1/4 cup of water, give or take. When I made my puree I went very light on the water. My puree went straight into the freezer and I can always add water to the thawed puree if I want to thin it out a touch.

    I hope that helped.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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