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Preheat oven to 375° F. Grease a baking sheet with "safe" margarine or coconut oil. Mix the flax seed meal and warm water together. Let stand until thickened.
Mix together the canola oil and flaxseed meal mixture. Add the sugar and vanilla and mix well, scraping the sides of the bowl to be sure all of the sugar is incorporated. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda. Gradually stir into the sugar mixture until well blended. Stir in the chocolate chips. The dough will be stiff and you might have to knead in the chocolate chips by hand.
Divide the dough in half. Shape each half into a loaf that is approximately 9 inches long, 2 inches wide and 1 inch thick. Place onto the baking sheet a few inches apart.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in a preheated oven. Cool on the baking sheet for about 15 minutes. Using a serrated knife, make diagonal slices that are about 1 inch wide. Place the slices on their sides on the baking sheet and bake for another 10 minutes on each side. Cool completely.