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Monday, September 18, 2023

3 Ingredient Gluten-Free Applesauce Brownies

These brownies are made with 3 simple ingredients and are free of the most common food allergies. They are also gluten-free so they are also perfect for those with digestive issues. Since this recipe uses applesauce they are also ultra-healthy.

 Having food allergies and sensitivities can be tough, especially when you have to avoid multiple food ingredients. This can make things like going out to eat tough and buying simple things like cookies at the store. Then when you find a sweet treat that is wheat-free, soy-free, and dairy-free, reading the nutrition facts makes you realize how unhealthy some allergy-friendly products can be.

 So you get used to baking your own desserts and you learn to search for healthy allergy-friendly recipes that are gluten-free. While searching for dairy-free recipes that are wheat-free, you hope to find an easy-to-make recipe, as who has time for baking? Today is your lucky day, as this 3 Ingredient Gluten-Free Applesauce brownie recipe is super easy to make and is made with healthy ingredients. The best part is that these brownies also contain plenty of protein. 

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3 Ingredient Gluten-Free Applesauce Brownies are:

• Egg Free

• Wheat Free

• Soy Free

• Dairy Free

• Grain Free

• Gluten Free

• Nut Free

• Seed Free

• No Sugar Added

• High Protein

• Paleo

• Vegan

Ingredients Needed For 3 Ingredient Applesauce Brownies

• Applesauce

• Cocoa Powder

• Nuzest Plant Bake Protein

Meet Nuzest Plant Bake Protein

 Nuzest recently introduced a new product from their Bethany's Pantry line. The Plant Bake Protein is intended as a gluten-free, high-protein flour substitute for cooking and baking. This single-ingredient product is ideal for those with digestive issues or allergies who struggle to get adequate protein in their diet.

Save 15% on Nuzest Plant Bake Protein or any other Nuzest products with code MOMKNOWSBEST15 

What is Plant Bake Protein made from?

This gluten-free baking flour is made from one simple ingredient ~ pea protein isolate. The pea protein in this simple high-protein flour is made from European golden peas. This is a pure pea protein powder with absolutely no added flavors, colors, or fillers. It’s free from gluten, dairy, soy, and GMOs. The protein bake also has a super fine texture and mild taste so it’s perfect as a high-protein flour substitute in cooking and baking.

The gluten-free brownie recipe was developed by Bethany 

 I discovered this recipe on the back of the Plant Bake Protein package and it sounded so delicious. I knew that I had to try this recipe first to get an idea of how this product works in recipes. The one thing that I have discovered with gluten-free baking is learning how to swap out wheat flour with gluten-free ingredients. Through many recipe failures, I have learned that flours made without wheat don't always give the same results in recipes. 

 I am thankful for gluten-free bloggers who have shared their gluten-free recipes as it has helped me bake gluten-free sweets. My wheat allergy was discovered about a year ago when I was receiving allergy shots for seasonal allergies

Tips and Tricks for baking with pea protein

+  Pea protein powder is much denser than wheat flour and tends to absorb a lot more liquid. If you’re trying out your own recipes, start by only substituting ¼ to ½ of the flour, and add a little extra liquid to compensate.

+ Use a measure for measure gluten-free flour ~ Gluten-free flour does not perform like wheat flour as it does not have gluten. So gluten-free baking recipes require other ingredients like xanthan and tapioca starch to replace the gluten. So using a measure for measure gluten-free flour will give better results as it has those thickener ingredients in the flour. 

Save 15% on Nuzest Plant Bake Protein or any other Nuzest products with code MOMKNOWSBEST15 

 These 3 Ingredient Gluten-Free Applesauce Brownies are fudgy and moist. They have a rich dark chocolate taste. They are the perfect healthy treat to enjoy for healthy snacks or even breakfast. The Nuzest plant bake gives the brownies plenty of protein. These brownies contain also have no added sugar, only natural sugar from the applesauce. 

 Once you try these healthy brownies, you will want to learn how to bake other delicious gluten-free recipes that contain protein. Nuzest is the only plant-based protein that I will use in my gluten-free recipes and it gives the best results without changing the taste or texture of the recipe.

My personal notes for the recipe

 I discovered the recipe for these brownies on the back of the Nuzest Plant Bake package and just wanted to include my personal notes for the recipe. I followed the recipe on the package and felt that my brownies were too moist( like eating pudding) and needed more texture. While the brownies had a nice dark chocolate flavor, it was a bit too dark for me. 

If you are looking for a recipe that is comparable to brownies, check out my recipe for Gluten-Free Chocolate Mocha Protein Brownies. While my brownie recipe may not be ultra-healthy, it is gluten-free and dairy-free. It would be the perfect recipe to use the Nuzest Protein Bake in.

Check out these other delicious recipes that contain Nuzest protein powder

Dairy-Free Vegan Chocolate Protein Pancakes 

Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Spice Soup with Protein 

Gluten Free Chocolate Protein Bread 

Dairy-Free Peanut Butter Pretzel Protein Bites

Gluten-Free Chocolate Mocha Protein Brownies

Dairy Free Gluten Free Protein Cookie Dough Cookies 

4-Ingredient Mocha Coconut Breakfast Cookies 

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AiringMyLaundry said...

I do love brownies so I will give these a try. I like that there's only 3 ingredients!

Kathy said...

I would love to give these a try. I've always wanted to try brownies made with applesauce.

Pencil Leads said...

You make it so simple that I am just so tempted to give it a try this weekend!

Richelle Milar said...

My kids are going to love this for sure! It looks absolutely delicious and tasty!

Karen said...

I love brownies and these look yummy! I love that the protein is plant based!

Beautiful Touches said...

These gluten free applesauce brownies look tasty! Apple sauce as a binding agent works surprisingly well!

Melanie Edjourian said...

These gluten free brownies sound like they would be amazing. I love that you used applesauce as adds a good sweetness.

Lady In Read said...

will share with friends who recently discovered they cannot take gluten..

Zab Zaria said...

I can't wait to try these gluten free applesauce brownies! They look delicious!

Anonymous said...

I would so be interested in trying this recipe and I do love using applesauce for baking! They look delicious!

Clarice said...

This is perfect! I have been missing baked goods so much since I just found out I am gluten intolerant. I would love to try this. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Anonymous said...

We love brownies over here but we've never tried applesauce brownies. We must try this. They look good! -LYNNDEE

Monidipa said...

Applesauce brownies is new for me, but I love both separately. I will check this out.

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