Ingredients1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 egg whites
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup unbleached, all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp instant espresso powder (optional)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (semi sweet)
Butter-flavored cooking spray
DirectionsPreheat the oven to 350 F. Coat an 8×8 inch nonstick cake pan with cooking spray.
In a medium mixing bowl, mix the applesauce, vanilla, egg whites, and sugar until they are well combined.
Add the flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking powder, and salt. Stir the mixture until it is just combined and no lumps remain. Pour it into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the top. Bake the brownies for 20 to 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry (a few crumbs are okay).
Transfer the pan to a cooling rack and allow them to cool five minutes. Cut into 12 equal brownies. Makes 12 servings.