Be sure to check out my friend Brenna's recipe for German Chocolate Brownies on She is Mindful (link)!
2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons flax meal + 6 tablespoons water)
1/2 cup applesauce
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup melted vegan butter
1/4 cup olive oil, plus extra for greasing (I used Iliada Chocolate Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup sunflower seed butter (or nut butter of choice)
First, preheat the oven to 300°F.
In a mixing bowl, mix together the flax eggs and applesauce and incorporate both sugars, butter, olive oil and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, sift together the cocoa powder, flour and salt.
Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet until thoroughly combined, then fold in chocolate chips with a spoon or spatula.
Transfer to a greased pan (I used 8" x 8"). Dollop some of the sunflower seed butter randomly on top and swirl in with a knife or toothpick for the marbling effect. Bake for about 60 minutes, until a toothpick comes out of the center cleanly (worth the wait). Allow them to cool a bit and firm up before cutting. Enjoy!