Easy Apple Blondies with Brown Sugar Frosting
These easy Apple Blondies are packed full of delicious fall apple flavors in a soft, cinnamon blonde brownie.
Servings: 24 bars
For the blondies
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 cups apples, finely diced
- 1 cup chopped pecans, optional
For the brown sugar frosting
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 F. In a large microwave proof bowl, melt butter. Beat in sugar and eggs until fluffy. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and baking powder.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until just combined. Gently fold in apples and pecans, if desired. Pour the batter into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
While they are baking, make the brown sugar frosting. Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add the brown sugar and salt, heat until bubbly and let bubble for about 2 mins. Add the milk and cook for another 30-60 seconds until no longer grainy. Remove the pan from the heat and add the vanilla and powdered sugar. Beat until smooth. Add more milk if necessary to thin it out.
Frost the bars with the warm frosting about 2 minutes after they come out of the oven. Let cool completely before cutting.
Serving: 1bar | Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 304IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg