Flourless Lentil Peanut Butter Cookies

Flourless Lentil Peanut Butter Cookies

I wish my kids ate the fabulous food out there in the recipe books and all over Pinterest, but alas, they do not. Especially our 3yr old. He exists off fresh fruit, dairy and baked products. We switched to making our own bread so we could "sneak" healthy bits in, but I am always looking for creative ways to up his nutrient value.

And since he is 3, he eats cookies.  Any kind of cookie. All day. So, I set out to create a lentil cookie that captured his favorite staple ingredient: Peanut Butter. 

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May
9

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Ingredients

Cooked Lentils (any variety of small lentil) 1.5c
Natural Peanut Butter 1 C
Vanilla Extract 2 tsp
Honey 1TBS
Baking Powder 1TBS
dark chocolate chips or chunks 3/4 c
Mix Ingredients
  1. Mix all the ingredients (except the chocolate chips) in a bowl, or food processor bowl.  Ensure the Lentils are well drained before adding. 

  2. Puree the ingredients until smooth. *If you are using chunky peanut butter . . . add it later (or else the chunks will be gone)

  3. Stire in chocolate chips.

Bake
  1. The mixture will be sticky and not "really" like cookie dough. It may also look like pureed caterpillars. Don't Panic! 

    Grease a baking sheet, and put spoonfuls of the mixture on the sheet.  They won't rise, so the shape you have, is the shape you will end up with (this is great for those of us who ALWAYS put our cookies too close together on the sheet)

    Bake for apx 8-10 minutes depending on the density of the cookie.  You do not want them undercooked. 

My kids came home to these cookies on the counter and devoured them. Including the three year old.  We called them dinner and left it at that!  Now I just need to figure out how to sneak in some broccoli. Please help us recognize our supporters: Easy House Loan Mortgage Brokers 

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