Have you ever failed to trick your kids into eating vegetables? Not to worry we’ve got your back! These chocolate chip lentil cookies taste just like a regular cookie, while offering top-notch nutrition and keeping the little ones healthy. With this protein-rich, fibre packed hood-wink, we guarantee success 😉
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, softened
- 1/2 cup coconut blossom sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce (this can be made in big batches and stored in the freezer : ))
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup lentil puree – see below
- 1 cup gluten-free flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup chocolate chips or dark chocolate of choice, chopped
- Preheat your oven to 190°C. Turn on the fan if you have one. Use a blender to cream together oil and sugar until they are smoothly combined. Add apple sauce, vanilla, and lentil puree and continue until mixture is smooth once again.
- In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips/ dark chocolate. Roll into balls or drop by spoonfuls (leave enough space in between) on a lightly oiled baking tray, the oil spray will also work
- Bake for 12-15 minutes depending on oven. Cool for a few minutes then serve.
- Watch kids enjoy, while you revel in the sneaky veg 😉 we’ve got your back!
For the lentil puree: In a food processor, place cooked lentils (or rinsed and drained canned). For every cup of cooked lentils, add ¼ cup water. Blend until smooth, this should be the consistency of a puree.
Image credit and recipe adapted from: Lentils.org