Chocolate Chip Sprouted Lentil Cookies

Cookies with a protein punch!
Chocolate Chip Sprouted Lentil Cookies
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No one will guess the secret ingredient that adds protein and fibre to these delicious chocolate chip sprouted lentil cookies!

Ingredients

½ c butter, softened
2 c brown sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
½ c soaked and puréed lentils*
⅕ c spelt flour
½ c quick oats
½ tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
2 c dark chocolate chips 

*You will require approximately a ¼ cup of dried lentils to make a ½ cup of soaked and pureed lentils.

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

  1. Cream together the butter and sugar.
  2. Add egg, vanilla and the pureed lentils until mixture is smooth. 
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
  4. Add to the wet ingredients and mix well.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Roll into balls or drop by the spoonful, placing them two inches apart on parchment paper over a baking tray. 
  7. Bake for exactly 12 minutes. Cool for a few minutes then serve.

Enjoy this treat knowing you have found just one of the many reasons to love the versatile art of soaking and sprouting pulses!