Baked Cocoa Squares
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Preheat the oven to 180°C (160° fan) | 350F | gas mark 4. Grease and line a 30 cm | 12" x 18 cm | 7" x 5 cm | 2" baking tin with greaseproof paper.
Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and a pinch of salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together the maple syrup, apple sauce, almond milk, coconut oil, and vanilla extract in a mixing jug.
Add the wet ingredients into the dry, folding to combine with a spatula. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwaveable bowl in 30-second intervals on high. Let the melted chocolate chips cool slightly before folding into the batter.
Scrape the batter into the prepared tin and bake for 35 - 40 minutes until a cake tester comes out just clean from the centre of the brownie.
Remove to a wire rack to cool. Cut into portions and serve.