This Gluten Free Vegan Chia See Chocolate Brownies recipe was originally posted on bellacburke.com by Helen Burke, allergy, vegan and fitness blogger, on May 15, 2016.
Thank you Helen for using our chocolate drops in your recipe! We’re so glad you enjoyed them!
Brownies are internationally adored! I don’t know anyone (and if i met someone that didn’t like brownie then we probably wouldn’t be friends). What is there not to like? Dense, rich, sweet and most importantly full of chocolatey goodness! But normally brownies are filled with butter and sugar (hence why they taste so darn gooey and amazing!) So I was DESPERATE to still indulge in my favourite naughty treat but in a much healthier way – but without losing any flavour and yumminess!
These healthy vegan brownies have half the amount of oil (and I use coconut oil) and half a banana for added gooeyness! This recipe is also low in sugar – with only 4 tbsp of sugar (I used coconut sugar which has a lower GI).
If you want to make these a protein rich dessert (for you gym bunnies out there) Then halve the amount of flour (I would suggest the rice flour) and add in a Pea Protein powder (I used Nutristrength – a new brand I was introduced to at Be:Fit London!)
Gluten Free Vegan Chia Seed Chocolate Brownies – Dairy Free, Nut Free, Egg Free, Paleo
85g of Coconut flour ( i used Coconut Merchant)
85g of Rice flour (or halve and replace with your favourite protein powder – I used Nutristrength)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup (4 tbsp) stevia
1/4 cup (4 tbsp/35g) coconut sugar (or you can use brown or white)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp instant coffee
1/3 cup (55g) dairy-free/vegan chocolate chips – I used Eat Allergy Safe chocolate drops
1/2 cup (8 tbsp/120ml) oil (I used coconut oil but any kind will do)
1/2 cup (120ml) milk (I used oat milk but any kind will do)
2 chia eggs (2 tbsp chia seeds mixed with 6 tbsp water)
1/2 Banana mashed as much as posible
1/2 tsp vanilla paste (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
100% dark chocolate
Preheat your oven to 180*C (160*C fan assisted)/ 350*F
In a small bowl, mix the chia seeds with 6 tbsp of water. Set to one side while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. (A thick gel like mixture will form and this will act as a binder, binding all the ingredients together whilst also providing some extra moisture.)
Place all the dry ingredients (with half the chocolate chips) in a large bowl and mix well. Make sure everything is evenly distributed.
In a separate bowl, mix together the milk, oil, vanilla, banana and the chia eggs (once they’re set). If you’re using coconut oil, make sure you melt it before adding to the mixture.
Pour the mixture of wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix well.
Fold in the rest of the chocolate chips
Bake for 20 minutes.
Leave to cool completely before slicing and decorating with melted chocolate, coconut chips and coconut syrup.
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