Vegan Cocoa Brownies
Serving Size / Yield
- 1 C. all-purpose flour
- 3/4 C. granulated sugar
- 6 Tbs. Navitas Naturals Cacao Powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 C. water
- 2 Tbs. vegetable oil
- 1/2 C. natural unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3/4 C. semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
- powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray. Into a large bowl, sift the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder. Pour in the water, oil, and vanilla. Stir well to mix. Add in the apple sauce.
Spread half the batter into the prepared pan; sprinkle with the chocolate chips, and cover with the remaining batter. Bake for 25–30 minutes or until top is no longer shiny and a toothpick inserted into the brownies come out with moist crumbs. Cool in pan until just warm before cutting into 2-inch squares. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.