Apple brownies are one of my most favorite recipes to make.

I first tried these wonderful apple brownies (or blondies) when I was working in West Lafayette, Indiana. I was the weekend anchor at WLFI-TV18, reported during the week, and on my two days off, I worked for a friend in her charming little bakery.

Related: My Best Apple Desserts for Fall

These apple brownies were a bestseller and were usually my after-work treat. A definite perk of working in a bakery!

My Dad and I actually put an offer in to buy the bakery at one point… but it wasn’t meant to be.

But what WAS meant to be was me making this apple brownie recipe over and over again. Now, I’m so happy to share it with all of you.

You’ll see in the video above just how easy these apple brownies are to make. That’s one of the reasons I love this recipe.

Now, it’s your turn!

Apple Brownies For Fall

Another reason I love these? The ingredients are super simple.

In fact, you probably have everything you need for this delicious treat already in your pantry!

So, what are we waiting for?

Apple Brownies

Apple Brownies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

You probably have everything you need for this recipe in your pantry, so what are we waiting for?


  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 & 1/2 cups baking apple, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup nuts, chopped (optional garnish)
  • Powdered sugar (optional garnish)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Grease a 9” x 13” pan.
  3. Cream the butter or margarine and brown sugar together.
  4. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
  5. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until the batter is smooth.
  6. Stir in the apples and nuts with a spatula.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the brownies are light brown in color. Allow the brownies to cool and then dust with powdered sugar before serving.

This apple brownie recipe has become one of my most popular recipes and I’ll be anxious to hear how you enjoy them!

I really like to eat them slightly chilled. And while you could definitely use icing on these brownies (maybe a maple glaze?), honestly, I think they’re best when left alone.

More Fall Baking and Decorating Tips…

September is a great month for fall baking. So if you’re looking for more seasonal treats, you can find some of my favorites below:

It’s also a great time for decorating. Start by checking out my Fall Decor Home Tour HERE!

From my fall kitchen to yours,


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