The Best Chocolate Brownies from Scratch
High Protein Brownies
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 chocolatey 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 freshly 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.
Chocolate Brownies with Lentils
4 large vegan 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 of chocolate chips
1/3 cup brown lentils, precooked
1 cup small vegan marshmallows
Pre-heat oven to 350°. Grease 9X13 pan.
Beat eggs and maple syrup together. Add in oil and vanilla.
Sift together 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).
Stir in cooked lentils, chocolate chips, and marshmallows and continue stirring/mixing until well blended. Immediately transfer to baking dish.
Bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Let cool before serving.
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.
Some nutritional information here would be helpful, even if it’s just a few things like calories, carbs, and fat.
Can I use my chicken or duck eggs instead of vegan eggs with this brownie recipe?
These brownies are excellent. Didn’t add the marshmallows. They aren’t needed. Moist, scrumptious brownies. Highly recommend!
Nancy Thomasch on
I do not use any type of vegetable oil. Can butter or coconut oil be substituted? Also I do not use soy, can I use regular eggs? Otherwise this looks delicious. What are the lentils replacing, or are they just an addition for extra protein? Beans are not a problem for me, as are soy and vegetable oil. Soy is feminizing men, and vegetable oils are just nasty.
What vegan egg replacement did you use?
Dottie Pendleton on
Is this 1/3 cup lentils before or after they are cooked? Thanks, the recipe looks great!
Christine Young on
Can you substitute unsweetened applesauce for some of the maple syrup?
I covered the top with marshmallows before baking and increased the baking time 30 more minutes. Yum!!!