Packed with protein, these brownies fill you up better than the real thing and taste just as good. Surprise yourself, and your friends, with a healthy alternative!

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat bottom and sides of an 8-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

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  • Place lentils and water in a blender; puree into a smooth paste.

  • Transfer lentil paste to a large bowl. Mix in eggs, sugar, margarine, and vanilla extract. Stir in cocoa powder and protein powder until batter is thick and well-combined. Pour into the prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute chocolate protein powder for the vanilla powder if desired.

You can use 2 eggs and 1 egg white instead of 3 whole eggs if preferred.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

133 calories; 3.6 g total fat; 39 mg cholesterol; 134 mg sodium. 11.3 g carbohydrates; 15 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (2)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2019
alright this is a good idea recipe, basically if you want it good, you'll have to add your own personal fling. for me I cooked lentils and after they were done I added them to a honey and cocoa powder mixture, while hot, and mashed them and mix them up, I would recommend adding a ripe banana as well. after mixing it up I let it cool before I added the eggs as I did not want the mixture to cook the eggs, I also added vanilla and enough protein powder to give it the consistency of a normal brownie batter. only baked it for 18 minutes in a 350 degree oven, I would recommend doing a shorter time to let them be more moist. my friends tried them and I enjoyed them. they taste like a really good protein bar, not so much as a decedent brownie but hey, this version is loaded with nitrates and protein, and little to no fat Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/31/2016
I had issues with the batter on this recipe. It was very runny. Also we thought they were too bitter and I typically don't like things too sweet so I suggest adding more sugar or a touch of agave and leave out the water. Let them cool completely before tasting. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2019
alright this is a good idea recipe, basically if you want it good, you'll have to add your own personal fling. for me I cooked lentils and after they were done I added them to a honey and cocoa powder mixture, while hot, and mashed them and mix them up, I would recommend adding a ripe banana as well. after mixing it up I let it cool before I added the eggs as I did not want the mixture to cook the eggs, I also added vanilla and enough protein powder to give it the consistency of a normal brownie batter. only baked it for 18 minutes in a 350 degree oven, I would recommend doing a shorter time to let them be more moist. my friends tried them and I enjoyed them. they taste like a really good protein bar, not so much as a decedent brownie but hey, this version is loaded with nitrates and protein, and little to no fat Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/30/2016
I had issues with the batter on this recipe. It was very runny. Also we thought they were too bitter and I typically don't like things too sweet so I suggest adding more sugar or a touch of agave and leave out the water. Let them cool completely before tasting. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2019
alright this is a good idea recipe, basically if you want it good, you'll have to add your own personal fling. for me I cooked lentils and after they were done I added them to a honey and cocoa powder mixture, while hot, and mashed them and mix them up, I would recommend adding a ripe banana as well. after mixing it up I let it cool before I added the eggs as I did not want the mixture to cook the eggs, I also added vanilla and enough protein powder to give it the consistency of a normal brownie batter. only baked it for 18 minutes in a 350 degree oven, I would recommend doing a shorter time to let them be more moist. my friends tried them and I enjoyed them. they taste like a really good protein bar, not so much as a decedent brownie but hey, this version is loaded with nitrates and protein, and little to no fat Read More
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