Preheat oven to 350°F.
Spray a 9x9 square dish with cooking spray and set aside. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl and set aside. Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Transfer hot butter to a large glass bowl. Whisk in agave, applesauce, sugar, canola oil and vanilla. Whisk eggs one at a time. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Transfer mixture to a prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean from the center. Cool for at least 20 minutes before cutting into squares.