• 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup unbleached white flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup semisweet vegan chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup walnuts (optional)
  • 1 dash cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 Preheat oven to 350 and lightly spray or oil an 8 x 8 baking pan.
  • 2 Mix applesauce, sugar, and vanilla in a medium bowl. In another bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt (and cinnamon if using) together.
  • 3 Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the applesauce mixture. Mix until just combined. Gently fold in chocolate chips (and walnuts if using).
  • 4 Spread in prepared pan and bake 25-30 min, until center is firm and not sticky. Cool completely before slicing.