Sin-Free Spicy Brownies

chocolate spices

Arizona Pain Monthly – February Cooking

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Chocolate contains antioxidants – which protect the body from cancer and heart disease-causing free radicals – and flavonoids, which help reduce blood pressure. To celebrate the month of love, try one of these two recipes containing chocolate. both are healthy and may add some spice to your Valentine’s!

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 egg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine dry ingredients. In separate bowl, stir applesauce and cocoa together. Add remaining wet ingredients and whisk. Combine wet and dry ingredients – stir only until combined. Pour into a greased casserole dish; bake for 20 minutes. Enjoy!