Lentil Cookies?!!

Remember the black bean brownies? Essentially the black bean puree replaced the eggs and oil in the brownies. And they turned out delish. So I’ve been experimenting with lentils a bit, and I love that their cooking time is much shorter than dried beans. So much shorter in fact that you have to be careful not to cook them to mush. But, if you do, turn it into lentil puree, and make some cookies!

Lentil Cookies

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups lentil puree
  • 2  tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 cups chocolate chips or chunks

Cream butter, sugars, lentil puree, and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Add chocolate and drop by spoonfuls on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350* about 9 minutes.

Nobody had any idea there were lentils in these. The kids loved them, licked the cookie dough beaters clean, and I didn’t have to worry about them eating raw cookie dough since the lentils replace the eggs. I imagine these are lower in fat too since they replace some of the butter and the eggs. I wonder about trying them with no butter next time? Will have to play around with this and let you know. I think they would be tasty with butterscotch chips, or white chocolate and dried cranberries. Yay for adding protein and fiber to cookies!

Comments

  1. Are you kidding me? I HAVE to try this!!
    .-= Kelleigh @ Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs´s last blog ..I’m a Toilet Paper Snob =-.

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  2. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I have a super picky 5 YO boy and I am always trying to find ways to sneak healthier stuff into his diet. With the chocolate chips in this, it might just fly under the picky radar :)

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  3. I’d love to hear what you do to get rid of the butter! My kids are all allergic to butter, and these look so yummy!
    .-= JaneAgain´s last blog ..Sweet Spontaneity by Graham Like the Cracker and Madame Wing =-.

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  4. I’m curious how they work w/o butter too. Let us know :)

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  5. These sound great. Every time I click on “lentil puree” above, it tells me there is an internal server error. Is there a trick to lentil puree?

    Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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