Chia Brownies

Here are 3 chia brownie recipes for you to enjoy. The use of chia seeds enables you to use less butter than in a traditional brownie recipe. I have substituted about half of the butter with chia gel.

Bitter Orange Brownies

bitter orange chia brownies

This is my favorite brownie recipe. It is has very adult flavor. The bitterness comes from the use of organic raw cacao powder. If you do not like this, substitute with a more commercial sweetened cocoa powder. The addition of orange zest also adds to the bitter flavor and can be omitted if desired. These brownies are very filling.


2 Tablespoons of chia seeds

1 cup of unsweetened orange juice

4 Tablespoons of granulated coconut palm sugar (high in vitamins and minerals and low GI)

1 third of a cup of soft butter

1 egg

Half a teaspoon of baking powder

1 quarter cup of raw cacao powder (or commercial sweetened cocoa powder if you prefer)

1 cup of flour of your choice. I like to use coconut flour.

1 orange (optional) to make zest from the peel


Soak the seeds in the orange juice to make a gel. Set aside for 10 minutes so the seeds soften.

Cream the butter and sugar together until creamy.

Add the chia orange juice gel and the egg and blend – I use my magic bullet.

Finely grate a tablespoon of orange peel into the mixture (optional)

Stir in the dry ingredients

Bake in an oiled square or oblong pan in a moderate oven for 25 minutes.

Serve hot with cream, custard , ice-cream or yogurt or cold.

Sweet Blueberry Chia Brownies

This is the same basic recipe as above, but

Use blueberry juice to make a gel.

Add half a cup of fresh or frozen blueberries to the mixture before baking.

Apple Chia Brownies

Once again, the same basic recipe is used, but

Use apple juice to make a gel

Add half a grated raw apple to the mixture before baking.

13 Responses to “Chia Brownies”

  1. Jen says:

    What consistency should this batter be? Like ordinary brownie batter?Mine seemed very dry.

    • admin says:

      The batter should be much the same as an ordinary brownie batter Jen. I use standard US measurements. If your recipe is too dry, I am sure that adding a little more liquid would not hurt the recipe.

  2. Hi,
    I am a vegan chef or just a chef, I have created many recipes with Chia seeds. I have been using them in place of eggs. Just used them in frosting for a vegan cake which was delicious.
    Having so much fun with Chia, please check out my gluten-free, vegan brownies with chia eggs. It’s so yummy!

  3. Patty says:

    Hi. A friend put me onto Chia seeds to help with blockage problems a few months ago, I have only been adding them to my breakfast cereal with amazing results. I came across your site quiet by accident a few weeks back and have to say that I am gobbed-smacked by the amazing recipes and tips there are. I have been cooking up a storm and experimenting with great results. Keep up the wonderful work. Cheers, Patty

  4. Anna says:

    I just made chia brownies from a box mix. I used
    liquid eggs and substituted applesauce for the oil and added 3 Tbs chia seeds. Bake 5 min longer than the recipe calls for. They turned out fab!

  5. Sharon says:

    What could I substitute for the orange juice? I don’t like orange flavor.

  6. carli says:

    How can I incorporate chia seeds in packaged brownie mixes?

    • admin says:

      Hi Carli, I have never done this, but try adding a chia gel with 1 or 2 tablespoons of chia seed in about a quarter of a cup of water to your mix. You can omit the egg if you want to. Add about half of the gel and see what the consistency looks like before deciding whether to add the rest of the gel.

  7. Sarah says:

    Just wondering at what temperature to bake the brownies at.

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