These amazing breakfast bars or breakfast cookies are simply beyond description, although we will try. This is a recipe calls for whole wheat flour as well as lentil flour. It is packed full of whole grain goodness. We use two different whole wheat flours, so as keep the “cookie” taste. The soft white wheat flour is a whole wheat flour that is sweet in taste and white in color. While the hard red wheat is a traditional whole wheat with a nice red color and the robust nutty flavor.
This is an unforgettable combination, and the perfect grab and go breakfast. We have had it kid tested and it passed with flying colors. This lentil recipe it literally a nutritious, thick, luscious breakfast cookie. Combine our lentils with the whole wheat flour and this recipes nutritious value goes up a few notches. Lentils are said to keep you fuller longer, they are full of protein and folate as well as many other nutrients. This recipe is also packed with oats, cinnamon, ginger, almonds and applesauce. How much more goodness could we have packed into them?
We love these bars and all the goodness they bring. There one flow they do crumble a bit but their amazing texture and flavor makes it so worth it.
2 cups Palouse Brand Brown Lentils
1 cup Palouse Brand Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup Palouse Brand Multi-Purpose Flour
5 cups water
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup coconut palm sugar
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. cinnamon
1 cup dried Craisins
1 cup whole almonds, chopped
2 tbsp. crystallized ginger, finely minced
½ cup butter, melted
½ cup applesauce
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips
Bring 5 cups water to a boil, add lentils, reduce to a slow boil until just soft, 20 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl combine and mix together flours, oats, sugar, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. Stir in craisins, almonds, and ginger.
In a medium bowl, combine and gently stir together melted butter, applesauce, eggs, lentils, and vanilla.
Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
Place mixture in a greased 9 x 13 baking pan and gently press mixture to make an even layer.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until cooked through. Let cool completely and cut into bars.
Melt chocolate chips in microwave or double boiler, stir until smooth and frost the bars as you wish.