Lentil Power Cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup banana, mashed OR ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup green lentils, canned or cooked*
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour OR 1 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup large flake oats
  • ⅓ cup almonds, sliced
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries
  • ⅓ cup pumpkin seeds, unsalted
  • ½ cup chocolate chips**

Equipment

  • cookie sheet
  • parchment paper
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • large and medium-sized bowls
  • mixing spoon

Prep time:

10

Yields:

15

Cook time:

15 cookies

Recipe submitted by:

Ashlen Leonard

Recipe attribution:

allnutritionrd.com

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together wet ingredients. Stir in lentils.
  3. In medium-sized bowl, mix all dry ingredients together. Add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well.
  4. Place a spoonful of cookie batter onto the lined cookie sheet and flatten slightly.
  5. Bake for 13-15 minutes. Let cookies cool before enjoying.

*If you are cooking your own lentils, boil them in water for 30 minutes and let them cool before adding to remaining ingredients.

**If you are not a fan of chocolate and prefer coconut, substitute 1/2 cup of shredded coconut for the chocolate chips.