Applesauce is often something I have in the house. I’ve learned to buy the little cups as many recipes ask for it but in small quantities. I hate opening a jar and then have half go bad. Here is a recipe that calls for just one of those prepackaged cups of unsweetened applesauce. I’ve given you a couple of options on the fat or sugar content below.
- 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup of water
- 3 tbsp of vegetable oil or applesauce (if you have extra, my nutritional value below is based on oil)
- 2 tsp of pure vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp of white or cider vinegar
- 1-1/2 cups of white, spelt or oat flour (I used white unbleached flour)
- 1/3 cup of sugar or sugar substitute (my nutritional value is based on sugar, if using substitute sugar value is 0 g)
- 3/4 tsp of salt
- 3/4 tsp of baking powder
- 3/4 tsp of baking soda
- 1/4 tsp of cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp of allspice (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Whisk liquid ingredients in a large bowl.
- Add remaining dry ingredients to form a batter.
- Smooth into a greased 8” square pan.
- Bake for 18 minutes or until pick comes out clean.
- Cool, then frost if desired.
- Cut into 9 squares.
Nutrition Per Serving
- Calories 130
- Fat 4.4 g
- Sugar 7.2 g
- Carbohydrates 21.6 g
- Protein 2.8 g
- Fibre 2.6 g
So as you can see this was really easy. Just because it is low in fat and sugar doesn’t mean it can’t taste good. I made mine with oil but without the sugar. I used splenda 1:1 and it was fine. This also brought the calories down to 102 cal per piece. If you change the oil to applesauce it goes down to 66 and only 0.4 g of fat. You can add raisins, chopped walnuts, even chocolate chips without making it go crazy on calories or sugar. Depends what you are after. You could even ice it, if you really wanted to. I thought it was great plain but now it’s your recipe and have fun and make it your own.