Healthy brownies

After seeing that picture I posted of healthy sugar free brownies I decided I would try one out. This is a vegan recipe that replaces white flour for wholemeal flour and only has 1/2 cup of sugar which is way less than your average brownies recipe (most have upwards of 2 cups! yikes!) Instead of butter they use apple sauce, talk about genius!

Applesauce Brownies by The Messie kitchen.

What you need:
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup sugar (or Splenda)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips or buttons whatever you have!

What you do:

1.Preheat oven to 180 degrees (350 F) and lightly spray with oil or line with baking paper.
2. Mix applesauce, sugar, and vanilla in a medium bowl. In another bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt altogether.
3. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the apple sauce mixture. Mix until just combined. Gently fold in chocolate chips
4.  Bake 25-30 min, until centre is firm and not sticky. Cool completely before slicing.
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