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Low-Fat Applesauce-Almond Squares Recipe Low Carb

 

Ingredients

Servings: 24, Serving Size: 1-inch square 

 

Vegetable oil spray

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

cup fat-free milk

1/3 cup fat-free or low-fat plain yogurt

3 tbsp canola oil

2 large egg whites

tsp almond extract

1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour or all-purpose flour

cup plus 2 tbsp firmly packed dark brown sugar

cup uncooked regular or quick-cooking oats

cup ground or finely chopped almonds

tbsp baking powder

tsp ground cinnamon

tsp ground cardamom

⅛ tsp salt

3 tbsp silvered almonds

 

Nutrition Facts

 

Exchanges/Choices:

Carbohydrate

Fat

 

Calories 74

   Calories from Fat 28

Total Fat 3g

   Saturated Fat 0.2g

Cholesterol 0mg

Sodium 46mg

Total Carbohydrate 10g

   Dietary Fiber 1g

   Sugars 5g

Protein 2g

Cooking Methods

  1. Preheat oven to 350F / 175C. Lightly spray an 11 x 7 x 2-inch baking pan with vegetable oil spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the applesauce, milk, yogurt, oil, egg whites and almond extract.

  3. In a medium bowl, stir together all the remaining ingredients except the silvered almonds. Stir the flour mixture into the applesauce mixture until just combined. Spread the batter in the baking pan. Sprinkle with silvered almonds.

  4. Bake for 35 to 38 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan on a cooling rack.

 

Fun Facts / Cooking Tips

Cooking Tips, Kitchen Tips and Fun Facts

This healthy dessert has a wonderfully nutty taste, with ground almonds in the dry ingredients, almond extract in the batter and silvered almonds on the top. Truly a blast for almond-lovers.

Tips: For baking, whole wheat pastry flour is preferable to regular whole wheat flour because the pastry flour is finer in texture and produces a tenderer finished product.

 

 

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