Preheat oven to 350*
Mix flour, cocoa, baking powder + soda, coffee, and salt together in a large bowl.
In a medium sized bowl combine applesauce, brown rice syrup, sucanat, and vanilla until thoroughly combined.
Pour the wet into the dry and mix [by hand] until combined. Make sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl but do not over mix. The batter will be somewhat lumpy.
Let rest for a few minutes [it will become a bit foamy] and then mix in chocolate chips.
Pour + spread evenly into an 8×8 greased pan.
Bake ~20min until edges pull away from the pan or toothpick test.
Let cool for at least 30min before cutting out of pan.
**High Altitude instructions:
1 3/4 t. baking powder
oven at 375*