- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (use a gluten-free flour blend to make these gluten-free; I like the Bob’s Red Mill 1 for 1 Gluten-Free Baking Flour)
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup olive oil or melted coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup dairy-free dark chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a 9-inch square baking dish with parchment paper, allowing a little overhang for easy removal of the brownies. Set the baking pan aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Stir until the ingredients are evenly mixed.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the sugar, applesauce, olive oil, and vanilla extract. Stir until the sugar is mostly dissolved.
- Gradually add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients, mixing just until incorporated. Do not overmix as this can make the brownies tough.
- Fold in the dairy-free dark chocolate chips.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few crumbs clinging to it.
- Remove from the oven and let cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
- Once the brownies are cool, use the parchment paper to lift them out of the pan. Cut into squares and serve.
- Store the cooled brownies in an airtight container at room temperature. They should last for about 3-4 days. Or, you can freeze them in a freezer-safe container or bag for up to 3 months. Defrost in the fridge before serving.
- Feel free to add nuts, dried fruit, or other add-ins. Just be aware that adding too many extras could affect the texture of the brownies.
- Prep Time: 15 Minutes
- Cook Time: 30 Minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: Dairy-Free
- Diet: Vegan
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 277
- Sugar: 24.2 g
- Sodium: 51.2 mg
- Fat: 12.8 g
- Saturated Fat: 9.7 g
- Carbohydrates: 41.4 g
- Fiber: 3.5 g
- Protein: 3.6 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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