Chia Fudgy Brownies

White Bean Hummus
Prep Time:
20 mins
Stand Time:
12 hrs
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
12 hrs 50 mins
16 brownies


  • ½ cup water

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds*

  • 3 ounce unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 - 2 teaspoon instant espresso coffee powder (optional)

  • ½ cup chopped nuts (optional)

  • Additional espresso coffee powder and/or powdered sugar (optional)


  1. In a small bowl combine the water and chia seeds. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 12 to 24 hours. Stir before using.

  2. In a medium saucepan cook and stir chocolate over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat; cool. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil over edges of pan. Grease foil; set pan aside.

  3. Stir sugar into the 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.

  4. In a small 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.

  5. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack. If desired, top with additional espresso powder and/or powdered sugar. Using the edges of the foil, lift the 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 (per serving)

109 Calories
4g Fat
19g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 109
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 30mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 2g
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 63mg 1%
Folate, total 16.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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