In celebration honouring our most caring, compassionate and always-right mothers, don’t fuss about the flowers or the chocolate… instead, invest yourself and time into making and enjoying a meal with her. Make this special day celebrating mother hood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society about nourishing for everyone in the family. Because let’s be honest…. We do-nut know what we’d do without them and I think we could all agree that they did a heck of a grape job raisin’ us!
Here’s to all mama bears, grandmama’s, and mums-to-be: have a Tea-riffic day! My plan’s this Mother’s day? A Sunday homey high tea party, and I won’t be doing without these decadent yet wholesome chocolate lentil brownies!
Coconut Lentil Brownies
MAKES: 12 squares
PREPARATION TIME: 15 MINUTES. COOK TIME: 30-35 MINUTES.
EQUIPMENT: Measuring Cup and Spoon, Oven, Baking Tray, Food Processor or Hand Blender, Spatula, Sieve
- 1 cups (250 mL) Split Red or Whole Green Lentil Puree
- 1/4 cup (60mL) Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 Ripe Avocado
- 2 Large Eggs
(or flax eggs if you’re looking for a vegan alternative: 1 egg = 1Tbsp flaxseed meal and 2.5 Tbsp water)
- 2 Tbsp (30mL) Coconut (melted) or Vegetable Oil
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1/3 cup (75 mL) Brown Sugar
- 1/4 cup (60 mL) Coconut Milk
- 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) baking soda
- 1/2 tsp (2mL) salt
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Optional: 1/2 cup (250mL) coconut flakes or walnuts
- as needed, powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a baking pan.
- Place all ingredients beside chocolate chips and coconut flakes or walnuts into a food processor (leave a couple tablespoons worth to the side for throwing on top of the batter). Blend until a smooth batter forms.
- Add and fold in chocolate chips, coconut or walnuts using a spatula.
- Pour batter into greased pan, top with remaining chocolate chips, coconut flakes or walnuts and bake for 30-35 minutes.
- Allow to cool completely and cut into 12 squares. Serve dusted with powdered sugar using a sieve.
Per Serving (1 square)
Calories: 215 kcal
Fat: 15 g
Carbohydrates: 19 g
Fiber: 5 g
(Net Carbohydrate: 14 g)
Protein: 6.3 g
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