Date Brownies

1 cup dried dates, finely chopped
2oz (50g) dark chocolate (80% cocoa) or unsweetened baking chocolate
2 eggs

2 tablespoons agave syrup or honey
1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/4 milk (low fat is fine)

3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Yields 12-15 squares
Preheat oven to 180C.

Put the chocolate into a medium sized bowl. Melt the chocolate in a hot water bath. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time. In a small bowl, combine apple sauce, milk and honey/agave. Add the mixture to the chocolate egg mixture.

In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Combine wet ingredients and dry ingredients. Stir in the finely chopped dates, making sure they are spread evenly in the batter. Pour batter into greased 8 inch baking tin. Bake for about 20 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.