1.5 TBSP ground chia seeds plus 3 TBSP water (mix and leave to set into a gel like substance)
1 level cup of oat flour (or brown rice flour mixed with oat flour)
1 cup of ground almonds
2 TSBP arrowroot powder
3/4 - 1 cup of cocoa powder or cacao powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup vegan spread
3/4 cup of unrefined sugar (can substitute with maple syrup)
1/4 - 1/2 cup of almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts or walnuts
Preheat the oven to 150 degrees C.
Line a 9inch by 9inch baking sheet with baking paper.
Combine all the dry ingredients together (sieving the flour /cocoa powder) except the nuts.
In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients with an electric whisk.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry. (The mixture should be quite wet to touch)
Add in the nuts.
Press the mixture into the prepared baking tray. (It should be quite sticky)
Bake in the centre of the oven for 20 minutes or until springy to touch.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool fully before turning our and cutting into squares.