8 oz or 1 ½cupsChocolate chipsor semi-sweet chocolate
½cupWhite granulated sugar
1teaspoonPure vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350°F or 180°C for at least 10 minutes
Take 8x8 inch pan, lightly butter or spray with cooking oil spray. Line it with parchment paper with sides up. So it will be easy to lift after it bakes. Again butter or spray the parchment paper. Keep it aside.
Take butter and chocolate in a bowl. Melt in the microwave for 40 seconds. (You can melt them by using double boiler method). Once melted, stir to make it smooth. Keep it aside.
Take apple sauce and sugar in large enough bowl. Whisk it till sugar dissolves.
Then add water, vanilla extract and melted chocolate. Whisk it well till it gets incorporated well.
Then sift the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt). Again mix until everything is incorporated well.
Pour the batter into prepared pan. Even it out with a spatula and tap the pan on the countertop a few times to get rid of air bubbles.
Bake it into the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes. Baking time:25-27 mins - a toothpick inserted comes out with little sticky moist batter (not crumbs). Meaning you’ll get a super gooey brownie (won’t hold the piece properly).28-30 mins - a toothpick inserted comes out with few moist crumbs with little sticky batter. Meaning you’ll get a moist, fudgy brownie (the my kind).
Let the brownie cool completely in the pan on the wire rack. As it cools it will deflate a bit. But don’t worry it is perfectly fine.
Most important: Pop it into the refrigerator for 1 hour before cutting.
Then remove brownie out of the pan with the help of parchment paper.
And cut them into 9 or 16 equal pieces or as per your desired size and serve.
While melting chocolate, be very careful because they melt fast. If chocolate burns then it doesn’t taste good at all.
I have used store-bought applesauce. But you use homemade too. Let’s quickly go through how to make applesauce at home: peel, core and cut 3 medium apples. Cook them with 6 tablespoons of water on low heat till cooked (about 20 minutes). Mash it with a potato masher until it gets smooth or use a blender/grinder.