I have had a lot of yummy treats in the house recently, due to several big family occasions and much testing for new recipes! So, to counteract all of the temptation, rather than not cook any sweet treats at all, I thought I’d have a go at making brownies without all of the butter and sugar as per usual.
I would not go to as far as to say that these are healthy, but perhaps offer a less decadent choice! They sure don’t taste less decadent though! Super rich, with a fudgey texture and very very chocolatey.
These took me approximately 10 mins to make, and because they bake so quickly too, they’re the perfect recipe to have up your sleeve for last minute guest baking.
Oat and apple chocolate brownies
- 100g rolled oats
- ½ cup plain flour
- ¾ cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 375g apple sauce
- 1 egg
- 75g dark chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius. Grease a baking tray with spray oil and line with baking paper.
- Mix together the oats, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and brown sugar. Add the apple sauce and egg and mix to combine.
- Pour half of the mixture into the baking tray and spread to evenly cover the base.
- Sprinkle the chocolate chips all over the mixture and cover with the remaining brownie mixture.
- Bake for 15-20 mins. Do not be alarmed if the centre is gooey – the chocolate chips will have melted which is intended!