Applesauce Raisin Brownies
|Firmly packed brown sugar||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
|Applesauce||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Ground cinnamon||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Baking soda||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground nutmeg||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Raisins||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Chopped nuts||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
Melt butter in a small pan over medium-low heat.
Remove from heat and stir in sugar; then stir in applesauce, egg, and vanilla.
In a bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, baking soda, and nutmeg; add applesauce mixture and blend thoroughly.
Add raisins and nuts; stir until well combined.
Spread batter evenly in a greased 9 by 13-inch baking pan.
Bake in a 350° oven for 25 minutes or until a pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Let cool completely in pan on a rack.
If desired, prepare orange frosting and spread over cooled brownie; then garnish with orange zest.
Cut into bars (about 1 1/2 by 3 inches) or squares (about 2 1/4 by 2 1/4 inches).