Healthy Food Guide Chocolate Brownie

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This is one of our all-time favourite treat recipes. You’ll never look back once you try this variation. All the indulgence but with less guilt!


1 cup unsweetened apple purée/sauce

1/3 cup cocoa

3/4 cup self-raising flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

1/4 cup (70g) walnuts, chopped


Preheat the oven to 175°C and lightly spray or oil a 20x20cm baking dish.

Place apple purée in a medium-sized bowl. Sift in the cocoa, flour and baking soda. Add the sugar and salt and mix until just combined. Do not over-mix as this will toughen the brownies. Gently fold in the chocolate chips and the walnuts. Transfer to the prepared baking dish and bake for around 25-30 minutes or until the centre feels set and fudgy when a skewer is inserted.

Cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes before turning out. Cool completely before slicing into squares. If desired, dust with sifted icing sugar before serving.

Makes 15 brownies, and freezes well.

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