Try this fantastic twist on blondies. Adding lentil puree not only increases the nutritional value by adding fibre, protein and iron, but it also help create a moist product. Your family and friends will never know the secret ingredient is lentils.
|Ingredients (Yields 16 Servings):|
|½ cup (125 mL)||butter, melted|
|¾ cup (175 mL)||packed brown sugar|
|1 ½ tsp (7 mL)||vanilla|
|1 cup (250 mL)||all-purpose flower|
|¼ tsp (1 mL)||salt|
|½ cup (125 mL)||lentil puree*|
|½ cup (125 mL)||chocolate chips|
|½ cup (125 mL)||toasted walnuts (optional)|
- Preheat oven to 350˚F (180˚C). Butter an 8 inch (20 cm) baking dish.
- In a medium bowl, beat the melted butter and brown sugar together until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla.
- Stir in flour, salt, and lentil puree until combined. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Scrape into prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes. Cool on wire rack before cutting.
* How to make lentil puree:
Place cooked, or rinsed & drained canned lentils into a food processor. For every 1 cup of lentils, add 1/4 cup water. Blend to make a smooth purée with a consistency like canned pumpkin.
This recipe has been reproduced with permission from www.lentils.org . For more lentil information and recipes, check out their website.