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!
These brownies are fudge'n delicous.
Preheat the oven to 350F or put your air fryer on the bake setting while you make your brownie mixture.
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.
Melt the chocolate chips in a mixing bowl and stir until smooth.
Add room temperature apple sauce (room temp is important) then add egg and vanilla. Whisk/stir to combine.
Add the cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Then whisk/stir to combine to form your brownie mixture.
Pour into prepared dish, smooth and even into the dish.
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.
Cool in pan for 20 minutes.
Carefully transfer the brownies to a cooling rack.
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!
A little peek at what you have to look forward to:
Recipe made with love by Alyssa
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.
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.