Lots of Lentils

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I don’t think that I’ve ever eaten so many lentils in one day! Holy lentils! 😯

But, at least I enjoyed some of them like this:

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Oh, yes, that is a Lentil Brownie covered with warm caramel sauce, and it was fabulous! πŸ˜€

Lentil Brownies

Makes 12

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked lentils, drained
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ounces chocolate-flavored yogurt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350*F.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  • Coat 8X8 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Pour batter into pan and spread evenly.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until brownies are firm.
  • Allow to cool before cutting.
  • Eat and enjoy!

These brownies turned out really chocolately, but the texture wasn’t quite right. I like my brownies moist and cake-like, but this batch was a bit too dense for me. Maybe the recipe needs some fat in it?Β Now don’t get me wrong, these Lentil Brownies turned out pretty good, but the recipe is still a work in progress, ya know? Of course, the caramel sauce made it taste better! πŸ˜‰

Dinner

Tonight’s dinner also included lentils as well as brown rice, turkey kilbasa, onions, carrots, garlic, and Worceshire sauce. I didn’t measure any of the ingredients. I just cooked up the different elements, combined them in a big pot, and threw in galic and Worceshire sauce until it tasted good. What can I say, I like to wing it in the kitchen! πŸ˜‰

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I also drank a small glass of white wine with dinner.

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Snack

For the record, I snacked on a Peanut Butter Cookie Luna Bar while at NuVal. Lunch didn’t hold me over very well, so a snack was much-needed. (Btw, I wasn’t a fan of this flavor. It tasted too artificial. Boo. πŸ˜• )

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Time to PACK and get my life together for tomorrow’s trip to Philly. I’m so excited!!! :mrgreen:

Check out Ameena’s guest post: Indian Food 101!

P.S. I’m hosting a peanut butter lovers giveaway on Trading Up Downtown!

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56 Comments

  1. These are like weight watcher’s recipes for black bean brownies. I actually don’t mind beans in my brownies but don’t tell others because they will refuse to eat them!! Or worse automatically think they are disgusting before they take a bite

  2. That lentil brown looks good. Luckily, I love dense food (the heavier the better! If only this were true in other facets of my life :)) so I may have to try that recipe. The caramel sauce is a very nice touch!

  3. I’m in love with the idea of lentil brownies, so might make this but add in a bit of oil to moisten it up a bit. Or I could just wait to see if you post an updated recipe πŸ˜€

  4. I like lentils. Good side dish or in salads. I have Amy’s lentil soup — not sure what that is like.
    I have heard of black bean and chickpea brownines, but never lentil !

  5. You are so creative in the kitchen! Lentil brownies? If only I could create such interesting baking concoctions. I can’t wait till you’ve perfected them. Adding beans to brownies sounds like such a cool way of adding nutritional substance to one of my fav desserts!

  6. So glad I’m not the only one who was a mess in the kitchen today! Although that brownie certainly looks like a better result than I had:)

  7. I want ALL your lentil dishes…let me know when you perfect the brownie recipe. πŸ˜‰ BTW good job of eating tons of fiber…TMI but you are gonna be feeling skinny tomorrow!

  8. I agree about the Luna Peanut Butter Cookie bar. I expected it to have more of a cookie-like texture— soft and chewy… rather than the crunchy texture it had.

  9. That is a LOT of lentils! I’ve only had them a couple times (ever!) and I wasn’t really a fan. Maybe because of the way they were cooked? Hmm. But your dinner looks fabulous! πŸ˜€

    Wei-Wei

  10. lentils are taking over blogland! putting them in brownies is a unique idea though. hope you have an easy trip down to philly.

  11. Lentil brownies are so interesting. I’ve heard of chickpea brownies, never lentil. And they look really healthy too. Maybe you need to add a little butter but dense brownies are good too!
    Your dinner looks lovely – the colours are fab! You are brave throwing ingredients together but it obviously works!

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