Applesauce Bars Recipe

Serves: 18

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup dry sugar substitute

    *Note: Not all artificial sweeteners keep their sweetness when baked at high temps for a period of time. Ones such as Acesulfame-K, Splenda and Sweet-n-Low would work OK in this recipe; Equal or aspartame probably would not.
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce, hot
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup rasins

Preparation

  1. Place flour, sugar, dry sugar substitute, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves in mixer bowl and mix at low speed to blend well.
  2. Combine HOT applesauce and baking soda (cold applesauce will not mix well). Add this mixture, walnuts and raisins to flour mixture.
  3. Mix at medium speed until flour is moistened and batter is creamy.
  4. Spread batter evenly in a 9" by 13" cake pan that has been sprayed with pan spray or greased well with margarine.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, or until bars pull away from the sides of the pan and a cake tester comes out clean from the center.
  6. Cool on a wire rack. Cut three by six.

Food exchange per serving:

1 STARCH/BREAD EXCHANGE + 1
FAT EXCHANGE CHO: 17g; PRO: 2G; FAT: 5g; CAL: 122

*Recipe is suitable for low-sodium diets.

Source: The Art of Cooking for the Diabetic by Mary Abbott Hess,R.D.,M.S. And Katharine Middleton

Recipe reviewed by Dietitian Kimberly A. Tessmer, RD LD

In the event that you find that this recipe is not appropriate for diabetics, please contact us and we will review your suggestions.

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