Exec Team Recipes: Rachel’s Vegan Avocado Brownies

As part of our team’s continuing commitment to sustainability in our everyday lives, we have launched a new series — Exec Team Recipes! On this blog, we’ll share our favourite vegan recipes. Enjoy!

By Rachel Dong

Yield: 9 servings

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes


Chia Egg Mixture

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp cold water

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ cup avocado (mashed)
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8 X 8 baking dish with parchment paper or grease with coconut oil. 
  2. Prepare the chia egg by mixing together chia seeds and cold water in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, mix the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda. 
  4. Mash the avocado into the dry ingredients.
  5. Melt and stir the chocolate chips, maple syrup, and coconut oil on the stovetop.
  6. Add the chia egg and melted chocolate mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix until well incorporated. 
  7. Spread the brownie batter into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle chocolate chips on top.
  8. Bake at 350°F for 18-20 minutes.

Lose that frownie, eat a brownie!