I made these quickly one evening when I was in the mood for brownies and had to work with what I had in the house.
- 2 cups white flour
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup brown rice syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of chilli powder
- pinch of cinnamon
- liquid stevia to taste
Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit/180° Celsius. Lightly grease a square baking pan.
Mix the chia seeds with the water and set it aside.
Combine the baking powder, cocoa powder, flour, sugar, chilli powder and cinnamon. A small pinch of chilli powder brings out the chocolate taste.
Add the oil, syrup, extract, stevia and chia seed water to the dry ingredients and mix to combine. The amount of stevia will depend very much on the brand and how sweet you like your brownies. Pour the mixture into the baking pan.
Bake for about 30 minutes, until a knife inserted in the brownies comes out clean. Allow it to cool for at least half an hour before cutting.