Deep chocolate sensation, with half the calories and only 2g of fat? Get out…

No, no..seriously. REALLY. These vegan lentil brownies are low-fat and full of amazing flavour! I promise you, you really can’t taste the lentils as the vanilla and lentils just blend together amazingly. Full of nutrients and a nudge of protein to keep you focused, fuller and keeping muscles building throughout the day. 

 
It's super simple, and super tasty - Did I mention these are low sugar too? Oh, and it's Vegan! Enjoy some Sin-Free Brownies!
Lentil brownies | Paleo and Vegan
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A lower calorie, lower sugar alternative to brownies! Brownies come in all shapes and sizes but only these brownies offer a low sugar option with a great flavour. 3g Fat per brownie!
Servings Prep Time
18 Brownies 15 Minutes
Cook Time
23 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
18 Brownies 15 Minutes
Cook Time
23 Minutes
It's super simple, and super tasty - Did I mention these are low sugar too? Oh, and it's Vegan! Enjoy some Sin-Free Brownies!
Lentil brownies | Paleo and Vegan
Print Recipe
A lower calorie, lower sugar alternative to brownies! Brownies come in all shapes and sizes but only these brownies offer a low sugar option with a great flavour. 3g Fat per brownie!
Servings Prep Time
18 Brownies 15 Minutes
Cook Time
23 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
18 Brownies 15 Minutes
Cook Time
23 Minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Flour (Oat will do!)
  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Lentils brown if possible
  • 4 tsp Cocoa Unsweetened
  • 5 whole dates
  • 1/2 cup butter Vegan butter works fine
  • 1/2 cup Sugar or 1/3 powdered sweetener and 1/3 flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 medium Eggs (2 tbsp flaxseeds + 4 TBSP water)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
Servings: Brownies
Instructions
  1. INSTRUCTIONS Melt butter; mix in lentil purée, cocoa, sugar and salt. Add eggs, one at a time. Mix in vanilla, flour, and cranberries. Bake in a greased 9 x 13 pan at 350° F (175° C) for 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. (instead of sugar replacement you could use 1/3 of a cup of protein powder and add 3 tbsp of brown sugar to sweeten) I cooked mine until 2-3 minutes from done, so they were gooey and fudgy. I definitely recommend cream or yoghurt to go with them as they’re very rich.
  2. Preheat your oven to at 350° F (175° C).
  3. Rinse and boil lentils for 15 minutes until tender, drain and puree using a hand blender.
  4. Melt butter in a saucepan, mix in lentil puree, cocoa sugar and salt.
  5. In a seperate bowl add in your flaxseed powder, water, vanilla and combine into a thick paste and add this to your butter saucepan.
  6. Add your flour and optional ingredients (like dried fruit or chocolate) and blend in your flour using a flat spatula.
  7. Transfer your brownie batter to a greased and lined 9 x 13 square pan and bake for 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. (Underbake by 3 minutes if you'd like them gooey).
Recipe Notes

Optional additives 1/2 white chocolate chips 1/2 cup cranberries

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Serves 18  Per Serving (IE brownie)
Calories 93
Protein 3.4g
Sugars 12.2g
Fat 3.7g
 

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5 comments on “Lentil brownies | Paleo and Vegan”

  1. Ohh I’m sorry to read that you feel this way. I think that you should embrace your body even it looks a bit “fat”. Just be happy you are alive and don’t care about that you have gone up in weight, but you know if you want to change things you just have to swap with vegetables and drink loads of water. I know what you mean when you say you don’t feel confident enought to take a “selfie”, but all you gotta do is to just start someweherea again and then you will be there in no time. Wish you best of luck x

    Celia
    http://www.brandobeauty.uk

    • That’s such a sweet comment, but you should know that I’m a health and fitness blogger. I know a tonne about health/nutrition and diet, which is what has lead me to feel so guilty about my health (not my weight).
      I appreciate the support though 🙂

  2. Thank you for sharing this – I think this actually helps make you a better role model. It is so easy to slip and it shows that everyone can have a bump in the road. Either way you look amazing!

    • Thank you Olivia, that’s really sweet.
      I will always love my body no matter what, I’m just hot ‘happy’ with how unhealthy I’ve become in recent weeks, especially not with being a Hblogger and all x Thanks for your support x

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