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Delicious Applesauce Brownies

These Applesauce Brownies are absolutely delicious! These fluffy chocolate brownies have a crunchy top thanks to the chocolate chips and nuts

delicious applesauce brownies

These homemade Applesauce Brownies are absolutely delicious. Brownie lovers and chocoholics alike will love this brownie recipe.

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As the name of this recipe implies, this chocolate brownie recipe calls for a couple of cups of applesauce. It really does help make these brownies fluffy and moist.

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If you prefer to use butter instead of the vegetable shortening, you can substitute for 1/2 Cup + 1 tablespoon of Unsalted Butter.

delicious applesauce brownies
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Nut Allergy Warning

This recipe may contain peanuts or other nuts and seeds as one of its ingredients. Please take the appropriate precautions.

delicious applesauce brownies
delicious applesauce brownies

If you don’t have any applesauce on hand and own a pressure cooker, you can make your very own homemade applesauce using my Instant Pot Applesauce Recipe.

If you have some applesauce leftover after making this recipe, I would suggest using it to make my Spiced Applesauce Bread with Pecans. Yummy!

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You will need the following ingredients to make this Delicious Applesauce Brownies recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Vegetable Shortening, White Sugar, Eggs, Unsweetened Applesauce, All Purpose Flour, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Baking Soda, Salt, Ground Cinnamon, Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, Walnuts and White Sugar.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a bowl, combine sifted all purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt and ground cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream the shortening and 1 1/2 cups of the white sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add in the eggs and mix well. Stir in the applesauce and the flour mixture. Beat for approximately 1 minute.
  5. Pour batter into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle the topping ingredients over the top of the brownie batter,
  7. Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Let cool before cutting into squares.
Delicious Applesauce Brownies

Delicious Applesauce Brownies

These Applesauce Brownies are absolutely delicious! These fluffy chocolate brownies have a crunchy top thanks to the chocolate chips and nuts
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Cooling 15 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20
Calories 230 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing
  • Baking Dish

Ingredients
 

  • ½ Cup Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 ½ Cups White Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour, sifted
  • 2 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 ½ Tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon

Topping

  • ¾ Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • ½ Cup Walnuts, chopped (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp White Sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a bowl, combine sifted all purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt and ground cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream the shortening and 1 1/2 cups of the white sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the eggs and mix well. Stir in the applesauce and the flour mixture. Beat for approximately 1 minute.
  • Pour batter into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the topping ingredients over the top of the brownie batter,
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool before cutting into squares.

Nutrition

Calories: 230kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 3gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 161mgPotassium: 97mgFiber: 2gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 34IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Pam says:

    These brownies are delicious! They are light and airy – more like a cake. They pair perfectly with the rich decadent frosting. If you love chocolate you will love these brownies.

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