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These moist, chocolaty, homemade treats are from food blogger Trudy Stone of Eat, Live, Play blog. As you mix them together, you’ll find they contain lots of nutritious red lentils. This healthy legume is a surprising alternative ingredient within these delicious baked treats!
1/2 cup (125 ml) of split red lentils
1 cup (250 mL) water
1 cup (250 mL) of lightly packed coconut palm sugar or dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons (10 mL) of pure vanilla extract
1 cup (250 mL) of all purpose flour (or your favourite gluten free option)
1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) of baking soda
1/4 teaspoon (1 mL) of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) of sea salt
1 cup (250 mL) of unsweetened coconut flakes
1 cup (250 mL) of mini chocolate chips or cacao nibs
Red lentils are split and hull-less. Because their protective skin has been removed they easily break down into a smooth mush as they cook. That means you can hide them in anything and helps them replace butter and oil in baking!
© 2016 Trudy Stone