¼ cup apple sauce (you can substitute this with low fat greek yoghurt, or replace with extra butter or coconut oil)
½ cup natural sweetener (or your sugar of choice)
1 large egg
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1½ cups all purpose (or plain) flour
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ cup water
Pinch sea salt
60 g | 2oz dark or semi sweet chocolate chunks
Cinnamon sugar extra
Preheat oven to 176C | 350F. Grease a square 8×8-inch baking tray with cooking oil spray.
In a bowl, whisk brown sugar, butter and apple sauce/yoghurt until light and fluffy. Add sweetener/sugar, egg and vanilla.
In a smaller bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Gradually beat in the dry ingredients.
Pour the water into the batter, and mix well. Do not over beat batter!
Pour batter into prepared baking tray and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and chocolate chunks.
Swirl the cinnamon sugar and chocolate around to create a ripple effect. (Optional: Sprinkle with extra cinnamon sugar)
Bake until golden, 20 – 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the blondies comes out semi-dirty (The dirtier, the fudgy-er they will be). Be careful not to over-bake as they will dry out!