Healthy Chocolate Brownies

Healthy Chocolate Brownies
May 30, 2017 Sophie Wishart

A little chocolatey indulgence without compromising your pregnancy diet… The secret ingredients give a great healthy energy boost and protein kick!

We tested this recipe on many willing recipients and nobody guessed the secret, oh-so-virtuous ingredient – lentils!!!! Include lentils in your pregnancy diet and you’re adding in extra fibre, added protein and a good source of iron.

These chocolate treats are delicious and full of unexpected nutrition for pregnant women – eat them after your pregnancy exercise session for a quick boost of energy (or just because they taste good!)


300g of cooked green or black lentils
175g peanut butter
125g dried dates
100g of good quality dark chocolate, grated
1⁄2 ripe banana, mashed
1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
Small amount of coconut oil to grease the baking tin


  1. Preheat oven to 350F / 180C
  2. Lightly grease an 8” square baking tin with the coconut oil
  3. Roughly chop the dates, put them in a bowl and add boiling water so they are just covered
  4. Use a blender or food processor to puree the lentils
  5. Add the soaked dates, peanut butter, mashed banana and pulse until well mixed
  6. If the mixture looks too stiff, add the water from the dates until you have a nice, soft consistency
  7. Tip in the grated chocolate, honey and baking soda and mix well
  8. Pour the mixture into the baking tin
  9. Chop the frozen raspberries slightly and sprinkle on top
  10. Bake in oven for 30 minutes. Check – it should be slightly gooey in the middle

Cool, slice and eat.

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