Low-Carb Dark Chocolate Brownies with Chia Seeds

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by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016

Deliciously moist and chewy with rich flavor, brownies are a chocolate lover’s dream. But if you’re watching what you eat, chances are you’re avoiding these gooey goodies. But what if brownies could be both delicious and healthy? In this chocolate brownies recipe, chia seed meal, made from ground chia seeds, takes the place of ordinary flour. Chia seeds are packed with nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber and antioxidants. These brownies are also gluten free, sugar free and low carb. Go ahead, indulge. You can thank us later!


Recipe: Low-Carb Brownies with Dark Chocolate Chunks

Low-Carb Brownies with Dark Chocolate Chunks

Recipe courtesy of Carolyn Ketchum for Bob’s Red Mill

Makes 16 brownies

¾ cup chia seeds
¼ tsp. salt
½ tsp. baking soda
¾ cup Swerve sweetener (or other eryhritol)
3 oz. unsweetened chocolate
½ cup butter
4 large eggs
¼ cup coffee, strongly brewed
2 oz. dark chocolate chunks


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×9 square inch baking pan with parchment paper. Grease parchment paper.
  2. Grind chia seeds in a coffee grinder.
  3. Combine ground chia seeds, salt, baking soda and sweetener in a medium mixing bowl.
  4. In large saucepan, melt chocolate and butter over low heat. Whisk together until smooth.
  5. Add eggs. This may cause mixture to seize. Add coffee and chia seed mixture. Mix until well combined. Then, mix in chocolate chunks.
  6. Transfer batter to prepared baking pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes, depending on consistency desired. Bake a little longer for “cakey” brownies.
  7. Let cool completely before serving. Cut into 16 brownies.