Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

20 mins
12 hrs
30 mins
12 hrs 50 mins
16 brownies


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a bowl combine the water and chia seeds. Cover and let stand at room temperature 12 to 24 hours. Stir before using.

  • In a medium saucepan heat and stir chocolate over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat; cool. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with foil, extending the foil over edges of pan. Grease foil.

  • Stir granulated sugar into cooled chocolate in saucepan. Add eggs, one at a time, beating with a wooden spoon after each addition just until combined. Stir in chia seed mixture and vanilla.

  • In a bowl stir together flour, baking soda, and, if desired, espresso powder. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture; stir just until combined. If desired, stir in nuts. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan; spread evenly.

  • Bake 30 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack. If desired, dust with additional espresso powder and/or powdered sugar. Using edges of foil, lift uncut brownies out of pan. Place on a cutting board; cut into bars.


Look for chia seeds in the natural foods aisle of your grocery store or at a health food market.

Nutrition Facts

109 calories; fat 4g; cholesterol 23mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 19g; mono fat 1g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 13g; protein 2g; vitamin a 48.6IU; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.4mg; folate 16.1mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 30mg; potassium 63mg; calcium 20.2mg; iron 1.4mg.