Healthy Chia Seed Brownies (GF, V)


  • 1 T flax or chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup flour – optionally 1-1 gluten free alternative
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • Optional chocolate chips, nuts, or other add-ins.


  1. Preheat oven to 350° f
  2. In a small bowl, mix the flax or chia seed and the water until well combined.
  3. Let soak for 5 – 10 minutes until it turns into a gelatinous looking mixture.
  4. In a medium-sized bowl, add in the sugar and oil. Mix well.
  5. Add in the vanilla extract and flax or chia mixture.
  6. Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  7. Mix until combined but do not over mix.
  8. Gently stir in your add-ins if using.
  9. Spoon into mini muffin cups, muffin cups, pyrex baking dish, or other baking vessel.
  10. Bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, about 15-25 minutes. Baking times may vary depending on baking vessel.

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