Volunteered by Velvet Underground's Amy (Function Junction, Whistler)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 50 minutes
Serve the next day or keep in an airtight container
Prep Chia-Egg. Grind the chia seeds into a meal in a blender or spice grinder. To the meal, add ⅔ cup of water, stir with a fork and set aside for 5 minutes.
Preheat. Set the oven temperature to 350°F.
Melt. In a metal bowl over a pot of simmering water, melt the chocolate and coconut oil and stir to combine.
Mix. In a large bowl, combine the chia egg and all other ingredients before adding the melted coconut oil/chocolate mixture and stir through.
Transfer. Using a spatula or back of a spoon, spread the brownie mixture evenly across a lined 13" x 9" pan (or one of similar dimensions).
Bake. Place in the oven and bake for 50 minutes.
Be cool. These are best left to set and fudge-up in the fridge overnight.
When buying dark chocolate be sure that it does not contain milk products. 70% cocoa (and higher) options are usually dairy free.
Plant-based milks can be pre-ordered and purchased from The Velvet Underground and come in re-usable glass bottles, or even better, bring your own container for them to transfer the milk into Shop Velvet Underground Cafe
If you’re interested in making your own oat, soy or nut milks, there are recipes galore online, or you can check out Velvet Underground's YouTube video here.
If you’re interested in making your own oat, soy or nut milks, there are recipes galore online, or you can check out Amy from Velvet Underground's YouTube video here. Green Moustache sell nuts, seeds and oats package-free and they have stores in Function Junction and the Village as well as Squamish.
If you're not in Whistler, Earth's Own are a Canadian brand who make plant-based milk products that are available widely throughout the country and are based in Burnaby, BC.
Original recipe from Amy Rafferty of the Velvet Cafe
Photos by Amy Rafferty