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This was pretty good. The texture was excellent and it smelled fantastic, but recipe calls for too much baking soda. I used plain yogurt instead of applesauce, skipped the cinnamon, and added a bit more cocoa and whole wheat flour. I also used about 1.25 tsp of stevia powder (instead of liquid stevia), but it could have been sweeter. I topped this with some honey and enjoyed it very much. I would definitely make this again (just reduce the baking soda and add more stevia). Thanks a lot for the great recipe!
It could use more chocolate flavor and a bit more flour for thickening. Also, the recipe doesn't yield enough batter for an 8X8 pan and does not rise very much. I would recommend adding one Tbsp of cocoa powder (and associated sweetener) and then doubling everything. I was surprised that the applesauce flavor baked out, because it was prominent before going into the oven. I have many dietary restrictions at the moment, so this recipe was perfect (with some egg substitute). I also added some peanut butter (a large spoon dollop) and used Agave nectar, which is less bitter than stevia. If you like a sweeter brownie, you might want to add a bit more sweetener as well, but I'm not sure how sweet it is with the stevia. This is a great recipe for diabetics. Thank you!