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Applesauce Brownies

These moist, cinnamon-flavored brownies are quite easy to make. The recipe can also be doubled and baked in a jelly roll pan. My husband and I live on a farm in central Nebraska and have two grown daughters. —Bernice Pebley, Cozad, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 brownies

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and cinnamon; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in applesauce. Pour into an 8-in. square baking pan coated with cooking spray.
  • Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares.
Nutrition Facts
1 brownie: 154 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 65mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

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