Serves: 16 (makes 16 slices – 4cm x 4cm)
Time to make: 40 mins (Hands-on time: 10 mins, Cooking time: 30 mins), plus 10 mins cooling
Total cost: $6.56 / $0.41 per serve
1 cup unsweetened apple purée or sauce
1/3 cup cocoa powder
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
3/4 cup (70g) walnuts, chopped
Step 1 Preheat oven to 175°C and lightly spray or oil a 20x20cm baking dish with oil.
Step 2 Place apple purée in a medium-sized bowl. Sift in cocoa, flour and baking soda. Add sugar and salt and mix until just combined. Do not over-mix as this will toughen the brownies. Gently fold in chocolate chips and walnuts. Transfer to prepared baking dish and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until the centre feels set and fudgy when a skewer is inserted.
Step 3 Cool in dish for 5-10 minutes before turning out. Cool completely before slicing in squares. Dust with sifted icing sugar before serving if preferred.