lentil cookie

Happy Earth People gives you a delicious and simple chocolate chip and lentil cookie recipe

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


  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. Bake for 12-15 minutes depending on oven. Cool for a few minutes then serve.
  4. 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