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Applesauce Bars

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Here's a fun snacking cake that was developed by Emily Richards, P.H. Ec., for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. It has lots of apple taste and is perfect to tuck into kids lunches to tote along or when friends are coming over for a visit
Ingredients
  Whole wheat flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (375 Ml)
  Wheat bran 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (125 Ml)
  Ground flax 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (50 Ml)
  Baking powder 15 Milliliter (1 Tablespoon)
  Cinnamon 2 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Unsweetened applesauce 500 Milliliter (2 Cups)
  Packed brown sugar 125 Milliliter (1/2 Cup)
  Eggs 2
  Canola oil 75 Milliliter (1/3 Cup)
Directions

In large bowl whisk together flour, bran, flax, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, if using and salt.

In another bowl, whisk together applesauce, brown sugar, eggs and oil. Pour over flour mixture and stir until moistened.

Scrape batter into greased and parchment paper lined 13 x 9–inch baking pan and spread evenly. Bake in 350 F oven for about 35 minutes or until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean. Let cool completely and cut into bars.

Tip: Use a cookie cutter to cut out your favourite shapes for the kids.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Canadian
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Apple
Interest: 
Everyday, Kids, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
24

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