I have made these brownies using this exact recipe for a good eight to nine years now. It's clean, has minimal ingredients, and is SO darn tasty. The other awesome news is you can make them in an air fryer or oven, making them super easy to make!

Now something to ask yourself is: Can you have too much chocolate in a brownie? The answer is, TOO MUCH CHOCOLATE DOES NOT EXIST. The more the merrier!

That’s what makes a brownie, a brownie: the deep rich fudgy taste, extra gooey, amidst all the chocolate and chewy. I’m sorry, but if you finish a brownie with clean fingers, you’re doing it wrong!

Here are a few things to note for your brownie recipe journey:

🍫  These brownies can easily be made vegan/dairy-free. All you have to do is swap your chocolate chips for vegan ones and use a flax egg instead of a regular egg.

🍫  You only need ONE bowl, all of the ingredients can be mixed together!

🍫  There is no added sugar which is fantastic!

🍫  No electric hand mixer is needed, a spoon or whisk will suffice to make these amazing brownies.

🍫  These delicious brownies are gluten-free!

🍫  Spray your pan well or use parchment/ baking paper since the brownies get sticky. This will also make for easier cleanup as well. 

🍫  I added gluten-free Oreos because I love Oreos but feel free to add other toppings such as coconut, walnuts, etc. 

🍫  I stored these brownies for up to 8 days and they freeze perfectly for months. 

🍫  These aren’t your average brownies, they are over-the-top brownies that are superior and delish. Make it with caution, you may end up eating the whole pan and then some.

These brownies are fudge'n delicous.


  • 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate 
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  • ¾ cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 egg 
  • ½ cup cocoa powder 
  • ½ cup oat flour 
  • ½ tsp baking soda 
  • ½ tsp baking powder 
  • ½ tsp salt 

Gluten-Free: These delicious fudge brownies are made to be gluten-free, which is perfect if you are avoiding or are allergic to gluten! 

Easily Vegan/Dairy-free : As mentioned, all you need to do is swap your chocolate chips for vegan ones and use a flax egg instead of a regular egg! An easy, simple way for these brownies to be enjoyed by even more people!

Is there enough for friends? These brownies can easily be shared between a handful of friends, but we won't blame you if you end up eating them all yourself! Don't worry, we won't tell anyone 😉 

Image features brownies in the pan from this recipe


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350F or put your air fryer on the bake setting while you make your brownie mixture. 

Step 2

Line with a baking sheet/parchment or spray the heck out of your pan! If using a skillet, spray well and eat with a fork.

Step 3

Melt the chocolate chips in a mixing bowl and stir until smooth.

Step 4

Add room temperature apple sauce (room temp is important) then add egg and vanilla. Whisk/stir to combine.

Step 5

Add the cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Then whisk/stir to combine to form your brownie mixture.

Step 6

Pour into prepared dish, smooth and even into the dish.

Step 7

If making in an air fryer, bake for 20-24 min. Until the middle isn’t gooey and wet.

If baking in the oven, bake for 30-35 minutes, the center should not be gooey and wet when done.

Step 8

Cool in pan for 20 minutes.

Step 9

Carefully transfer the brownies to a cooling rack.

Step 10

Enjoy! (These brownies are great cold or warm 😋)

With fall slowly coming to a close and winter right on the doorstep, 

brownies are the perfect way to stay comfortable and warm!

Stay cozy and enjoy these Fudge Brownies, 

especially if you're having a night in and want to treat 'yo self!

When you feel downie, eat a brownie!

Image features a piece of the brownies from this recipe

A little peek at what you have to look forward to:

Recipe made with love by Alyssa

Mahalo for checking out this Love Fitness x Aly Marie recipe!  For more on Alyssa, check out her Instagram @alymariee._ and Lifestyle Blog for recipes and more!

A little More on Alyssa

- Love Fitness Brand Ambassador, Founder of Blooming in Health & Friend - 

Growing up I had an extremely unhealthy relationship with food, which then affected my self esteem and body image. As I got older, it became apparent that healthy relationships in all aspects of life come from smaller, smarter choices. I started re-creating all my unhealthy favorites into healthier recipes, with whole food ingredients, less sugar and higher protein. This later on has translated into my own healthy baking business, Blooming In Health

Bloom is ultimately a reflection of me, I love my treats and sweets but without all the added calories, gluten and sugar. We have proudly sold over a million protein donuts in Canada. We are also launching a gluten free 1 to 1 flour coming soon, so be on the lookout for that.

One thing I have learned through my personal journey is obstacles and hurdles arise almost on a daily basis. Everyday is a new opportunity to work on yourself with the right education and support. I want to help those around me create healthy meals and treats. After being through it all, I have learnt that health and fitness is about so much more than just looking, eating or training a certain way. It’s about our physical and mental health and finding what works best for you as an individual. It’s about being strong, being active, consuming foods that are going to nourish our body and fuel our lives. It’s about having a healthy relationship with food and most importantly, being able to love and accept yourself at every stage, every step of the way. This is why I will continue to share my recipes, what works for me, and spread positivity.

Alyssa wearing bikini top and runners from Love Fitness Apparel Island Dreams Collection. She is sitting on a bench, next to a clear longboard.

About 4 years ago I became a Brand Ambassador for Love Fitness Apparel. A couple years later, here I am, sharing my recipes and tips on their blog. Creating my own recipes and seeing others create them for themselves, friends and family is something I am super passionate about. I am grateful for the opportunity to share them, not only on my own platforms, but through the Love Fitness community as well. I hope it inspires others to get creative with your own recipes and live a healthier lifestyle without limiting your favorite foods.

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November 25, 2022 — Alyssa Marie x Love Fitness


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