Apple Brownies

Everyone who tries these Apple Brownies asks for the recipe, including the food editor from Martha Stewart Living.  The recipe is adapted from The Apple Lover’s Cookbook by Amy Traverso.


  • 1/2 cup white flour

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • ½ tsp baking powder

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 8 Tbs salted butter, melted and cooled

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 egg

  • ½ cup walnuts or pecans, chopped

  • 2 large, firm, dessert apples (such as Grimes Golden or Jonathan), cored and cut into 1/4” cubes


Preheat oven to 350°, and set a rack in the middle position.  Generously grease an 11" x 7” baking dish, and set aside.

In a medium bowl whisk dry ingredients, and set aside.  In separate bowl beat butter, sugar and egg until pale and well combined. Add nuts and apples, and stir until evenly mixed, about 30 seconds. Fold in flour mixture, and stir until just combined.

Spread batter in the greased pan, and bake until golden brown, about 40 minutes. Let cool 30 minutes before slicing and serving.  These smell so good you may be tempted to cut into them right away, but try to hold off; the flavor and texture get better as they cool.