The Best Chocolate Brownies from Scratch

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Recipe posted by Palouse Brand on July 20, 2016

Right out of the baking dish and our extra finicky relative is raving!  Our brownies from scratch are truly a hit and we could not be more proud.  Our lentil recipes passed every taste test with flying colors! Watch out because these brownies are dark, extra rich in flavor, and have a creamy texture you will love!

We really like to share lentil recipes that bring lentil nutrition to our bodies, outstanding flavor to our taste buds, and contentment and satisfaction.  Legumes aren’t just for savory dishes anymore—they’re part of a new healthy baking trend.  Focusing on this trend we tried leaving out the added sugar and used real maple syrup. Pure maple syrup maybe a little more expensive but the flavor it provides is worth it! Lentils are filled with fiber, protein, iron, and an abundance of vitamins and minerals such as potassium and folate.  Lentils are the “superfoods” you will want to consistently incorporate into your meal plans.

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Our lentils have packed so much decadence and luxury into our brownies from scratch that it is hard not to eat too many at once. Brown lentils paired with chocolate chips and cocoa powder, transforms sweet treats into nutritious and chocolaty delights.

We used freshly milled flour from hard white wheat berries, because we love adding the whole wheat nutrition to this recipe as well as the brown lentils. You could substitute our fresh flour for whole wheat flour, but the texture and flavor the fresh flour provides we feel can’t be matched. Plus who doesn’t love the extra fiber from the bran in fresh milled flour? 

You don’t need to feel guilty about eating brownies anymore!  We sincerely hope you love this lentil recipe as much as we do. We also love to top these brownies with homemade whipped cream. With a little homemade whipped cream these chocolate brownies become the perfect Summer treat.  

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Chocolate Brownies with Brown Lentils

prep_time 45 min
total_time 60 min
ingredients_number 10
servings_number 18-20 
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  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups pure maple syrup
  • ¾ cup + 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups hard white wheat flour or whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp. cocoa
  • 1 ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup brown lentils, precooked
  • 1 cup small marshmallows
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      1. Pre-heat oven to 350°.  Grease 9X13 pan.
      2. Beat eggs and maple syrup together.  Add in oil and vanilla.
      3. Sift together Hard White Wheat flour, cocoa and salt then slowly add to egg mixture and stir well, or beat in mixer on medium speed for approximately 1.5 minutes, (you will know when well blended).
      4. Stir in cooked lentils, chocolate chips, and marshmallows and continue stirring/mixing until well blended.  Immediately transfer to baking dish.
      5. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes.  Let cool before serving.
      6. In a chilled bowl whip heavy whipping cream.  Add a dollop to each serving.  Or if you prefer, ice cream is also a great way to top off our delicious lentil brownies.
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        • Anne says...

          I covered the top with marshmallows before baking and increased the baking time 30 more minutes. Yum!!!

          On February 13, 2017

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