Healthy Brownie Recipe | Applesauce Brownies

These healthy brownies are made with applesauce and have almost no butter in them, yet they taste delicious!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 170 kcal
Author Katie Moseman


  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce at room temperature
  • 2 TB butter melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour


  1. Move a rack to the lower third of the oven and preheat to 325. Prepare an 8 inch square pan by lining it with parchment or foil.
  2. Stir the melted butter into the applesauce. If the applesauce is cold and the butter firms up, warm the mixture in the microwave for a few seconds until the butter is melted and the mixture is smooth.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the sugar and the applesauce/butter mixture. Stir together. Add the cocoa powder, salt, and vanilla, and stir until combined. Stir in the eggs.
  4. Sprinkle the flour over the batter and gently stir until just combined. Bake in the lower third of the oven for about 25 minutes. The center will be risen and the edges will be firm, but a toothpick inserted in the middle should be a bit wet when removed. If the batter on your toothpick becomes firm when cool, the brownies are done.
  5. Let cool completely. For best flavor, store these brownies overnight before eating.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Brownie Recipe | Applesauce Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 103mg4%
Potassium 140mg4%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.