Surprisingly Decadent Brownies (Healthy, Whole Wheat & One Bowl!)

Recipe adapted from twohealthykitchens.com

This one-bowl nutritious recipe is the perfect treat for your Valentine, Galentine, or to satisfy your chocolate craving any day.

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Ingredients:

· 2/3 cup packed brown sugar

· ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour (or all-purpose whole wheat flour)

· 1/3 cup cocoa powder

· ¼ tsp. baking powder

· ¼ tsp. salt

· 2 eggs

· 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce

· 2 Tbsp. canola oil

· 1 tsp. vanilla

· 1-2 tsp powdered sugar for topping

Kitchen Equipment:

· Measuring cups

· Measuring spoons

· 8×8 baking pan

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Stir well with a whisk until ingredients are evenly combined and brown sugar is broken up.

3. Add eggs, applesauce, oil, and vanilla, stirring just to combine and being careful not to over-mix.

4. Pour batter into an ungreased 8×8 pan. Bake for about 28-33 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean with just a few crumbs (baking longer, to get a completely clean toothpick, will yield drier, more cake-like brownies).

5. Remove pan to a cooling rack and immediately sprinkle brownies with powdered sugar. You can use a sifter to sprinkle powdered sugar over the brownies. Allow to cool before cutting.

Make it fun!

Use heart-shaped cookie cutters for a fun treat!

Thread a skewer or large toothpick alternating fresh fruit (such as strawberries, blueberries or pineapple chunks) with small brownie squares. Who doesn’t love fruit and chocolate together?

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