Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Applesauce Brownies

What makes brownies so famous?
Is it the richness? Or is it because they are so gooey?
Lot of butter, eggs and sugar and very less flour is the formula for a nice brownie. Right?
May be not. This recipe doesn't have too many eggs or fat. But equally good. Want to see how it is done? Read on..
One year back - Cumin Onion Bread sticks
Adapted from - Mott's Applesauce Recipe Collection
Sugar - 1 cup
Vegetable or Canola Oil - 1/3 cup (Original recipe had 1/2 cup butter)
Eggs - 2 large
Applesauce - 1 cup (Unsweetened. Decrease sugar by 1/4 cup if using sweetened)
Vanilla - 1 tsp
All purpose flour - 1 cup
Unsweetened natural cocoa - 1/4 cup (Dutch process will work fine too)
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Chopped nuts - 1/2 cup (I used toffee bits) - optional
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease a 9" square pan or an equivalent (11 X 7 is same as 9" square). Set aside. In a bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt. Set aside. In another bowl, whisk together sugar, oil, eggs and applesauce till all are combined. Add vanilla and whisk one more time. Dump the dry ingredients into wet and whisk to combine. Stir in the nuts if using or chocolate chips or toffee bits. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until the sides have started pulling away from the pan and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with either no crumbs or very few. Cool in the pan on the rack and slice when completely cool. Dust with confectioner's sugar if desired.

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  1. this is a very nice recipe....i have couple of cups of applesauce in my pantry...i might just try kids love brownies but not applesauce! :)

  2. applesauce in brownies! i love this! great recipe champa. i'm sure its easily veganized too :D

  3. A browine that's healthy is to be surely tried.

  4. Slurp...slurp!!! Looks sooo.... good!!!!

  5. I am a brownie fan... and this looks so delicious!!!

  6. Looks soo yummy! I feel so good that I am able to comment after a long time :)

  7. Interesting twist to the usual brownies

  8. Bookmarked it,cant wait to try this..

  9. Brownies look yum:) Love the idea of using applesauce in these sweet treats..

  10. I am not always a fan of cake-y brownies, but I did find this recipe to be very moist, rich and delicious. I did reduce the sugar slightly, increased the cocoa a bit and added chocolate chips. Have a brownie or two with coffee at 8am. Mmmm...perfect.

    1. Thanks for the feedback. I am glad you liked it.

  11. Tried this recipe. Really good and not too sweet. I have tried banana bread too. Very nice. Thanks


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