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
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
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.