Yum!! I love these! The ingredients don't list the oats or dried fruit. I added 1 cup of raisins and 1 cup of rolled oats. I also added a handful of flaxseed. And because I knew it would get my husband to eat them, I added 1 cup chocolate chips.
I did not feel comfortable giving a star rating to these cookies because I changed the recipe so much. I sill loved them and so did my husband and friends!!! I didn't have the whole wheat pastry flour on hand the day that I decided to make them, so I tried a blend of 1/2 all purpose and 1/2 whole wheat flours. I had tagged these cookies in the "Healthy Choices" game, so I substituted the butter with 3/4 cup of applesauce and used a brown sugar/"splenda" blend as my sweetener. Because of my ingredient changes and because I do not own a standing mixer; I also slightly altered my technical approach by using a food processor to puree the lentils then adding all the other ingredients in. When I removed the dough mixture from the mixing bowel, I was a bit confused about line 10 in the instructions - not quite sure of what or how much oats or dried fruit were intended to be added. I ended up choosing 1/2 cup of steel oats, and 1/2 cup of a package type of mixed fruit bits. I had initially been drawn to the recipe because of the idea of a bean type cookie or cake, and at this point I also decided to add some of the whole lentils I had left as well (approx. 1/2 cup). I followed all of "ellie3763's" other instructions - her suggested spices/additives, the 2 teaspoon sized drops on parchment paper and only slightly adjusted backing time to a bit less. I enjoyed the "earthy" texture this lentil, oat and coconut combination added to the treat. My cookies were a bit more like tiny sweet biscuits (or tasty cakes as we call them in my home) and they were gobbled up in no time!!! I will definitely make these again probably with my own changes but I would also try them with the butter and pastry flour (maybe no steel cut oats and whole lentils). I assume that way they would be crisper and more delicate. Either way - "earthy" or "delicate" they are a lovely lentil treat!! Thank you ellie3763 for a clever, different recipe!!! *****+
Nice!!! I had no idea what to expect when I made these. But the recipe really intrigued me and I'm so glad I tried it. I halved the recipe and had to make a couple substitutions. I was out of ww pastry flour so I used 1/2 ww flour and 1/2 AP flour and used sweetened coconut as well as about a 1/4 cup of chocolate chips. These smelled crazy good while baking. They taste healthy in a good way, like a breakfast cookie. Can't wait to have one with coffee in the morning. Thanks for sharing this recipe, I'll be making these again.
These were fantastic! I used regular green lentils and they pureed nicely. I also used dried cherries and left out the coconut. I love the texture and flavor of these cookies and will definitely be making them a regular in my recipe rotation!!
These were very good; I love to find a healthy cookie that tastes great! I'll make one recommendation--use green lentils, not french lentils. I used french and they didn't puree up as I'm sure green lentils would, so I had lots of whole lentils in my cookies. They tasted fine that way, but I didn't share them with anyone because of it.
This is a wonderful recipe. I have very picky kids and they love them! The only thing is there is not a list for oats in the ingredients so I guessed and put one cup.
YUM! I love these. I saw them on the show and had to make them. They're amazing. The batter isn't great tasting - of course I tried it - but the cookies are delicious! I'm about to take them to all of my friends (b/c the recipe made about 60 cookies...and I really don't need to eat that many...but I will if I don't get rid of them!) These are wonderful, hearty, relatively-healthy little cookies. I love them and will definitely make them again.
these are great cookies. I made these origanlly for myself after watching the show. The shocking thing is my kids love them. This is shocking because 1. they are made of lentils. 2. Usually my kids don't like coconut. 3. they normally don't like dried fruit of any kind in their cookies. 4. as cookies go, they are on the healthy side because of the whole wheat, lentils and rolled oats. I also added 1 tablesoon of ground flax seed, and that ups the health factor a little too.