Lentil Brownies

Lentil Brownies
Created By: Gayle Anderson, S-Wheat Farm Life
Use: Pardina Brown Lentils
Yields: About 9 servings
Vegetarian, Kid-approved

Lentil Brownies
Recipe courtesy of Gayle Anderson, The S-Wheat Farm Life
 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Pardina brown lentils, rinsed and sorted. Remove any non-lentil material before cooking.

4 eggs

2 cups sugar

1 cup vegetable oil ( I use canola oil)

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 & 1/2 cups flour

1/2 cup plus 2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup chocolate chips

Lentil puree (slightly over 1 cup & use all what cooks up)

1 cup small marshmallows (optional)

Instructions:
First, in a medium size pan, add water (3 - 4 cups) and add 1/2 cup dry lentils. (1/2 cup dry lentils = approximately 1 cup cooked lentils).   

Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 40 minutes.  They should be very tender and mushy.

Drain the lentils and smash with a fork till smooth or use a food processor to get a fine puree. (Note: the puree freezes well if you want to cook up extra).

Set puree aside and in a large bowl combine dry ingredients.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a 9 x 13 cake pan.

Mix the eggs, sugar, oil & vanilla.

Then stir in the remainder of the ingredients and your lentil puree and pour into the prepared pan.

Bake 35 minutes. Cool and cut into serving sizes.

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