Cinnamon Apple Brownies AKA Apple Blondies

It’s no secret that I love apple desserts. Pies, crisps, tarts, strudels. I do not discriminate. For a quick fix, these Apple Brownies AKA Apple Blondies cannot be rivaled. Chock full of fruit and  spiced with cinnamon, they are irresistible.Apple Brownies | Chock full of fruit chunks and spiced with cinnamon

Cinnamon Apple Brownies (or Blondies)

This week’s Sunday Supper theme is apples, and this old favorite recipe for Cinnamon Apple Brownies came to mind. I needed a snack to bring to my knitting group this past Friday.  Apple pie wasn’t going to cut it. I needed something portable. Finger food to be exact.

I remembered this old recipe for apple brownies, which are actually more like apple blondies since there’s no chocolate involved. It took some hunting through my scads of brownie recipes until I finally located the sheet of paper I’d printed off in 2003. If you haven’t made blondies before, check out this fabulous roundup of over 100 Blondie Recipes.Apple Brownies | Chock full of fruit chunks and spiced with cinnamon

Easier Than Pie

These apple brownies come together quick as a wink. The most time consuming step is peeling and chopping two apples. Use two different baking apples to give your bar a lovely depth of flavor. The rest is just dumping and mixing.  Within an hour, your house will be filled with the incredible aroma of baking apples and cinnamon.

The results are a moist bar cookie with chunks of apple and underlying caramel flavor from the brown sugar. Scroll down to see all the magnificent options for your autumn apple harvest.I’m certain you’ll find something you must make.

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Apple Brownies

Serves 16 bars     adjust servings

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr

A blondie chock full of apples and spiced with cinnamon.


  • 1 stick (4 ounces) butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2-2 apples, peeled and chopped into small bite-sized chunks, less than 1 1/2 cups total (use two different varieties. I used a Granny Smith and a Golden Delicious)


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Butter 8 x 8 inch baking dish and set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugar, then mix in egg. Add dry ingredients, then stir in apples.
  3. Spread into prepared pan and bake till toothpick inserted in center of brownies comes out clean and apples are tender. Times vary from 25-45 minutes depending on size of apple chunks and variety used.


Recipe Notes

 Too many apples will make very soft, moist bars, so I'd measure them to make sure you don't use more than 1 1/2 cups. 1 1/4 cups is about right.

Make sure the middle is baked through before removing from the oven. If the center area is slightly depressed after 25 minutes, bake for 5 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 135kcal Calories from fat 55
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 113mg 5%
Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 13g
Protein 1g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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  1. Wow! I love the sound of apple brownies. Recipe looks very easy Liz 🙂

  2. Disappointed says:

    Really appreciate you sharing this recipe, but it did come out a little bland. Maybe simple isn’t always better? I wonder if adding a little more cinnamon would give it a little more flavor? Or perhaps the recipe requires a specific type of apple – I used Gala.
    All in all, I don’t think these have a right to be called brownies.

    • It could be the apples you chose–I often do a mixture to give a depth of flavor. Gala wouldn’t be my first choice. I’d try a Golden delicious and a Granny Smith. Sorry, they weren’t a hit! Extra cinnamon might help, too.
      P.S. I didn’t name them. A friend shared her recipe with me 🙂

  3. I did everything according to the recipe, but a cake not turned. too much sugar in the recipe, in my opinion. I was upset with the result((

    • Hi, Olga, I’m sorry you weren’t happy with the results. My family loves these as is—but you can certainly reduce the sugar a bit. I know Americans prefer sweeter desserts than both Europeans and Australians. Thanks for your feedback.

      • Hi! And you have a cake it turns out like the photo? I have it’s really not cooked, although in the oven stood for about an hour(

        • Yes, they did! I’ve made them more than once using this recipe. I wonder if you added too many apples? Or if you’re apples were extra juicy?

          • No, it was 2 apples, not big.
            May be I take not the same proportions.. Can you write me this recipe in gramms?
            And aboute butter. Does it need to melt?

          • The butter should be at room temperature, soft but not melted. I’m not an expert with changing the recipe to grams, but here’s what I figured by looking at a few charts. If something seems off, it just might be 🙂
            113 g butter, 100 g sugar, 110 g brown sugar, 1 egg, 128 g flour, 2.6 g cinnamon, 2.5 g baking powder, 2.5 g baking soda, 2.5 g salt, 2 apples. Hope that helps!!

          • Thank you very much) And is it impossible that the cake didn’t baked because the butter was melted?

          • I think melting the butter might change the texture a bit, but I still think it should have baked up. Another couple thoughts, was your baking powder and baking soda fresh? Is your oven temperature accurate? Have a great day, Olga!

          • Yes, everything was fresh. The temperature was a little more than 350, about 380 F. I will try to bake again, I hope I will succeed. Thank You and have a nice day, too)

  4. Sounds yummy! Pinned! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!

  5. A friend of mine made these and shared the information recipe afterwards because they were SO good!!! thank you for sharing 💕


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