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Oil-Free Vegan Brownies with Applesauce

Course: Dessert, school lunch box, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oil-free vegan brownies, vegan brownies with applesauce
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 137kcal
Author: Cindy Rainey
Made with applesauce instead of oil and eggs, these vegan brownies are moist, and full of flavor. They are vegan and so naturally egg-free and dairy-free.
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  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts optional


  • preheat oven to 350° and prepare pan by spritzing with cooking spray. I even lightly spritz my silicone pan.
  • In a small bowl, mix together applesauce, vanilla, and apple cidar vinegar. Set aside.
  • In a larger bowl, mix together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking poweder, cornstarch, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • Chop walnuts if using and measure out chocolate chips.
  • Add applesauce mixture, walnuts and chocolate chips to dry ingredients all at once and stir well to moisten dry ingredients. Do not over-mix.
  • Pour into a prepared pan and bake for 25 - 30 minutes. You will know if your brownies are finished because the top will be slightly firm when pressing. The toothpick method might also work if you can find an area without chocolate chips on top or in the brownie.
  • Allow to cool before cutting.


Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg