Desserts/ Recipe

Apple Brownies

Oh my goodness, darlings!
I have been cooking, baking, rolling and making a big fucking mess of my kitchen for the past 10 hours. Yes, 10 hours.
But now I not only (almost) have lunch for the next 3 weeks – hello, homemade from scratch chicken noodle soup. Yes please!! But I also have completed my “cookies” for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, a whack of newly canned savory treats and sparkles in places no sparkles should be. Unless of course you’re going to pay me for a lap dance and bottle of “champagne”.
Apple Brownies
There is something so fulfilling – and exhausting – about making so much real food from scratch. Nothing tastes better, is more satisfying or nutritious than homemade food. Except perhaps a good bottle of wine.
Speaking of satisfying, how about a little Secret Recipe Club reveal day? This month I had Liz’s blog, That Skinny Chick Can Bake.
French Vanilla Ice Cream
The name of this post is a bit of a misnomer. While it’s definitely SRC, my assignment didn’t actually involve making apple brownies. Brownie in my mind = chocolate. Of some variety. This dish had none. But it did have apples, cinnamon and a whack of butter. And we all know apples, cinnamon and a whack of butter = good.
I followed Liz’s recipe to a T with the exception of two things: cooking time and apples. It took much longer to cook than hers did and I left the peel on the apples because why they heck not? Ultimately, it was everything I was hoping it would be. If you’re looking for a simple but tasty and healthy (apples, right?) dense snack cake, this dish is your dish. Top off with some rich vanilla ice cream and watch your pant size expand & your mouth sing.

Apple Brownies

Yield 12 brownies


  • 4 Oz. Butter
  • 1/2 C Sugar
  • 1/2 C Brown Sugar
  • 1 Pastured Egg, room temperature.
  • 1 C Flour
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Large Apples, cored & diced.


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F and butter/grease an 8 x 8 inch baking dish. Set aside.
  2. As your oven heats, cream butter and sugar together. Mix in the egg and beat until fluffy.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients. Mix well. Add dry ingredients to wet, and then stir in apples.
  4. Spread into prepared baking dish and bake until a toothpick inserted in center of brownies comes out clean. As Liz said, times will vary from 20-45 minutes depending on size of apple chunks and variety used. Mine took an hour.
  5. Remove from the oven, set on a wire rack and allow to sit for about 15 minutes. Cut into the cake, serve with some ice cream and…
  6. Eat!


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  • Madeline Grace
    November 19, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    Oooo! I maybe trying these for Thanksgiving or my Christmas party! They sound amazing! That homemade chicken noodle soup sounds amazing also.

    • Kristy Lynn
      November 23, 2012 at 11:29 AM

      soup + brownies = good dinner.

  • Lizzy Do
    November 19, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    Kristy, I’m SO glad you tried these! They are one of my favorite treats…and you made them even better with a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream! Have a fantastic Thanksgiving!!!

    • Kristy Lynn
      November 23, 2012 at 11:29 AM

      thank YOU Liz for coming up with the recipe!

  • Debbi Does Dinner Healthy
    November 19, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    I have so many apples that I am always looking for new recipes! This looks great!

    • Kristy Lynn
      November 23, 2012 at 11:29 AM

      thank you Debbie 🙂

  • Heather
    November 20, 2012 at 4:25 AM

    I was secretly hoping for chocolate but these look awesome! I hope you are living it up in T.O. 🙂 I miss you!

    • Kristy Lynn
      November 23, 2012 at 11:29 AM

      haha – you should add some!

      p.s. miss you too.