Apple gingerbread bars

Yield: 16 Servings

Measure Ingredient
Ground Cinnamon
1 small Sweet apple, unpeeled, cut in half, then sliced 1/8 inch thick
¾ cup All-purpose flour
¾ cup Whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon Baking powder
½ teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Ground ginger
⅛ teaspoon Ground cloves
1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
2 Egg whites
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
¼ cup Molasses
2 tablespoons + 2 tsp. vegetable oil
1½ cup Applesauce - unsweetened



SOURCE: Lean & Luscious and Meatless, Volume 3 in the Lean and Luscious Series, by Bobbie Hinman and Millie Snyder, copyright 1992, ISBN #1-55958-110-7. MM format by Ursula R. Taylor.

Preheat oven to 350~. Using a 9 x 13 baking pan - lightly oil OR spray with a nonstick cooking spray. Liberally sprinkle cinnamon in bottom of pan. Arrange apple slices over the cinnamon evenly.

Combine both flours, baking powder, baking soda and spices in a large bowl and mix well. In another bowl ~ combine remaining ingredients. With either a fork or wire whisk - beat until well blended. Add to dry mixture and mix just until all ingredents are moist. Spread batter over apple slices evenly.

Bake for 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Place pan on wire wire and cool for 3 minutes - then invert onto a serving plate. For best flavor - serve warm.

Each serving provides: 92 calories, 2 g protein, 3 g fat, 16 g carbohydrate, 61 mg sodium, 0 mg cholesterol. Exchanges per serving are: ¼ fruit serving, ½ fat serving, ½ bread serving and 15 additional calories.

Posted to MM-Recipes Digest by "Robert Ellis" <rpearson@...> on Dec 8, 1998

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