Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: Semi-Homemade: Applesauce Brownies

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Semi-Homemade: Applesauce Brownies

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A while ago I had a friend who moved. Before she moved she gave us a lot of her food storage. There were many cake and brownie mixes in there, which I have been using to create some of these Semi-Homemade Recipes for you. 

These semi-homemade brownies are perfect for bringing on a picnic. We brought these when we went to the Springs Preserve last week. I made them in the morning, since they are super quick to make.

I took 1 box of brownie mix and combined it with chocolate chips, applesauce, and 1 egg called for on the box. I left out the oil. I baked it according to the package directions. It is such a scrumptious, moist treat. I also love that I get to sneak some fruit into that family of mine. I am like a super spy! haha...well not really, but you get what I mean.

1 box brownie mix
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup applesauce
1 egg*
1/4 cup chocolate chips

Bake according to package directions.

*1 tablespoon ground flax seed and 3 tbl of water can be substituted for 1 egg in this recipe.

So be sneaky your inner spy....and make some applesauce brownies today.

Print Recipe HERE

XO Danielle


  1. I just found your blog and love it! I have substituted applesauce for oil in a lot of my baking recipes. It also works for banana bread and zuchini bread but am going to try the flaxseed/water substitute for an egg. Thanks for the great ideas! Nancy

  2. Wow, I never would have thought to put applesauce in brownies, but it sounds like a nice treat!

    Glitter and Grease

  3. Yum, those sure look good! Will keep this in mind for next time hubby wants brownies. :)

  4. I have been subbing applesauce for oil for many years! I also use milk or yogurt instead of the water. It makes them super moist. I'll have to stop that now though since my youngest is lactose intolerant. I recently found your blog and I'm really liking it so far. I am trying very hard to put my family on a strict budget to save for the down payment on a new house.

  5. Mmm. just made a batch of brownies with applesauce. Very yummy! Thanks for the great idea


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