We just had Jazlyn's Epi-Pen party. Every year when her Epi-Pen expires she picks the meal and dessert, her grandparents come over, and we have a fun night together. This year she wanted to make brownies. I've made many brownies before, but none of them were quite right. However, Jazlyn and I worked together on these brownies and they are absolutely perfect. They are moist, a little cakey, and so very good. Jazlyn wanted to add a layer of chocolate chips in the middle of them, which was a wonderful addition.
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup water
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup oil
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/4 - 1/2 cup safe chocolate chips, optional
Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Add the applesauce, oil, and vanilla then mix until thoroughly combined. Spread half of the batter into a sprayed 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the top. Spread the remaining half of the batter evenly over the chocolate chips. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
* If desired, you can omit the layer of chocolate chips.
* All of the ingredients can be halved then baked in an 8x8 baking dish.