Baking Recipes

Use 100% bran flakes, not bran-type cereals, for best results.

Servings: 24 bars

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 205,

Protein: 2g,

Fat: 11g,

Carbohydrates: 26g,

Fiber: 1g,

Sodium: 152mg,

Cholesterol: 18mg

2/3 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/3 cup molasses
1/3 cup milk
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup bran flakes
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups chopped Golden Delicious apples
1/2 cup walnuts
Cream Cheese Frosting

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 15- by 10-inch jelly roll pan. In large bowl, with electric mixer, beat together shortening and sugar until light in texture-about 3 minutes. Add egg and beat well. Add molasses and milk, beating until well combined.

2. In small bowl, combine flour, bran, baking soda, and salt. Add flour mixture to shortening mixture, beating on low speed just until combined. Spread batter in prepared pan and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan.

3. Meanwhile, prepare Cream Cheese Frosting, if desired. When bar mixture has cooled, spread with Cream Cheese Frosting; cut into 24 bars and serve.

Servings: 25 muffins

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2/3 cup plain non-fat yogurt
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup maple syrup
6 egg whites or 1 cup non fat egg substitute
1/4 cup canola oil
1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons dried orange peel
1 quart/1 lb grated carrots
1 quart/1 lb shredded Washington apples

1. In mixing bowl, blend flours, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.

2. In separate bowl, blend yogurt, orange juice, maple syrup, egg whites, oil, vanilla, orange peel, carrots and apples.

3. Stir apple mixture into dry ingredients just until moistened; do not over mix.

4. Portion 1/3 cup into paper-lined or non-stick muffin tins. Bake in preheated 375 F oven for 22 to 25 minutes, until tops spring back when lightly touched.

3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon each baking powder and baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup each granulated and packed brown sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups (about 1/2 lb. or 1 large) pared, cored and finely
chopped Golden Delicious apples
1/2 cup nuts
1 teaspoon grated orange peel

1. Combine flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Set aside.

2. Cream butter and sugars; beat in eggs one at a time and vanilla.

3. Stir in buttermilk alternately with flour mixture.

4. Fold in apples, nuts and orange peel.

5. Pour into two 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 5/8 – inch greased and floured loaf pans.

6. Bake at 350° F. 50 to 60 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean.

7. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.

8. Wrap and let stand overnight to allow flavors to blend. Makes two loaves.

Low in cholesterol and saturated fat, these scrumptious homemade muffins are much healthier than the average store-bought variety.

Servings: 12 muffins

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 121,

Protein: 4g,

Fat: 3g,

Carbohydrates: 21g,

Fiber: 3g,

Sodium: 134mg,

Cholesterol: 18mg

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup oat bran
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups peeled, cored, and finely chopped Golden
Delicious apples

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease twelve 3-inch muffin cups or line with paper liners. In large bowl, combine both flours, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In medium bowl, beat buttermilk, oat bran, brown sugar, oil, and egg until blended. Stir buttermilk mixture into flour mixture just until combined. Fold in apples.

2. Divide batter among muffin cups. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool muffins in pan 5 minutes; remove from pan and cool on wire rack.

Studded with apple bits, these moist and tender muffins also boast the goodness of molasses.

Servings: 8 (3-inch) muffins

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 250,

Protein: 5g,

Fat: 8g,

Carbohydrates: 39g,

Fiber: g,

Sodium: 208mg,

Cholesterol: 28mg

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Fuji apple, peeled, cored, and finely chopped
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg

1. Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Lightly grease eight 3-inch muffin pan cups. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Add apple and stir to distribute evenly.

2. In small bowl, beat together milk, molasses, oil, and egg. Stir into dry ingredients and mix just until blended. Fill muffin pan cups with batter. Bake 5 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees F. and bake 12 to 15 minutes longer or until centers of muffins spring back when gently pressed. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove muffins from pan and cool to warm; serve.

1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 Golden Delicious apples, cored and sliced
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 carton (8 oz.) plain yogurt
Streusel Filling

Streusel Filling
Combine 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon melted butter or margarine, 1 tablespoon flour, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans. Makes about 1/3 cup.

1. Combine melted butter with brown sugar and cinnamon in 9 X 9 X 2-inch square baking pan. Smooth mixture evenly over bottom. Arrange apple slices over brown sugar mixture.

2. Combine flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Cream butter and sugar.

3. Add eggs one at a time; beat well after each addition.

4. Add dry ingredients alternately with yogurt.

5. Spread half of batter over apple slices. Sprinkle Streusel Filling over batter in pan. Spread remaining batter over filling.

6. Bake at 350 degrees F. 30-35 minutes or until cake tests done when wooden pick is inserted near center. Invert onto serving plate. Serve warm.

Servings: 12-14

1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese softened
1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
1/3 cup butter or margarine
2 eggs
1 teaspoon almond extract
Flour (see below for amounts)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
4 cups Granny Smith apples, pared, cored and sliced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1. Combine cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, butter, eggs, and almond extract; mix well.

2. Combine 1-3/4 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; blend into cheese mixture alternately with milk.

3. Pour into greased and floured 9 X 13 X 2-inch baking pan.

4. Dip apples into lemon juice; toss with 2 tablespoons flour, 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon.

5. Arrange apples slices on coffeecake.

6. Bake at 350 degrees F. 50-60 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean.

7. Cool slightly; serve warm.

1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons bottled lemon juice
3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
1-1/4 cups unsifted flour
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup (about 1 medium) finely chopped Golden Delicious apples
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Lemon Icing

Lemon Icing
Combine 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1 tablespoon melted margarine or butter. (makes about 1/4 cup).

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In medium bowl, beat egg; stir in milk, oil then lemon juice. Add oats; mix well. Add apples and nuts to oat mixture. Mix only until moistened (batter will be thick).

2. Spoon into greased or paper baking cup-lined muffin cups. Bake 20 minutes or until golden.

3. Spoon Lemon Icing over muffins. Remove from pan.

Servings: 12 muffins

1 cup flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup lowfat milk
1/4 cup oil
1 egg, beaten
1 cup chopped Washington Golden Delicious apples
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Combine flours, sugar, baking powder, salt and allspice in a large bowl.

3. Add milk, oil, egg; stir only until ingredients are blended. Fold in apples.

4. Fill 12 greased muffin cups almost full. Bake at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean.

Bread Pudding adapts well to improvisation. Try using assorted breads, if available, and other flavorings such as grated lemon zest or orange zest.

Servings:

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 294,

Protein: 6g,

Fat: 9g,

Carbohydrates: 48g,

Fiber: 3g,

Sodium: 266mg,

Cholesterol: 121mg

8 slices bread
4 Jonagold or Golden Delicious apples
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 1/3 cup milk
5 large eggs
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease an 11 3/4- by 7 1/2-inch baking dish. Toast bread slices lightly and cut diagonally into quarters. Arrange a single layer of bread pieces in bottom of dish.

2. Core and slice 1 apple; reserve. Core and dice remaining apples. Spread diced apples evenly over bread in dish; sprinkle raisins on top. Arrange remaining bread in two lengthwise rows over diced apples and raisins. Place reserved apple slices between rows of bread.

3. In large bowl, combine milk, eggs, 1/2 cup brown sugar, the butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; beat until well combined. Pour over bread and fruit; sprinkle top with remaining brown sugar and bake 40 to 45 minutes or until firm. Serve warm or cold.

Servings: 1 cake, serving 8 - 10

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 325,

Protein: 5g,

Fat: 12g,

Carbohydrates: 50g,

Fiber: 2g,

Sodium: 276mg,

Cholesterol: 46mg

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 cups cored and finely chopped Granny Smith apples
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
Lemon frozen yogurt (optional)

Almond Crumb Topping
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup chopped blanched almonds
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine (softened)

1. Prepare Almond Crumb Topping; set aside.

2. Heat oven to 375° F. Grease and flour a 9-inch square baking pan. In small bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, the baking powder, and salt; set aside. In large bowl, beat butter and both sugars until blended; beat in egg. Add buttermilk and flour mixture alternately, mixing just until blended.

3. Toss apple with remaining 1/2 cup flour; add to batter with lemon zest. Spread batter in baking pan. Top with Almond Crumb Topping. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely. If desired, serve with lemon frozen yogurt.

This is a new recipe from the Middle East.

 

Servings: 12

2 Granny Smith apples, cored and diced
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 egg
2 cups lowfat yogurt, divided
2 cups flour
1/2 cup molasses
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup sugar
1 Teaspoon baking power
1 Teaspoon baking soda
1 Teaspoon cinnamon
1 Teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 Teaspoon salt

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir brown sugar and butter in a pan over low heat until sugar dissolves. Add cream and stir until mixture becomes bubbly. Remove from heat and stir in 3/4 cup of the yogurt. Cover and Refrigerate until serving time. Place half the diced apples in a bowl and sprinkle with lemon juice, cover and refrigerate. In a large bowl, combine remaining yogurt, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, molasses, oil and egg. Beat with electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute, scraping bowl constantly. Shift to medium speed and beat for another minute until batter is smooth. Stir in remaining apples. Pour batter into greased tube baking pan or 9 x 13 pan.

2. Bake for 40 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool slightly. Serve slices of cake with remaining apples scattered on top and serve topped with the refrigerated creamy sauce.

Servings: 8

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 455,

Protein: 5g,

Fat: 29g,

Carbohydrates: 46g,

Fiber: 2g,

Sodium: 306mg,

Cholesterol: 115mg

1 (9-inch) pie shell
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
2 Braeburn or Golden Delicious apple, cored and chopped
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Whipped cream (optional)

1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly prick bottom of pie shell with fork; bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Set aside.

2. Reduce oven heat to 325 degrees F. In large bowl with electric mixer, beat butter, both sugars, and the salt until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beat well after each addition. Stir in chopped apples, sour cream, pecans, flour, and vanilla.

3. Spread mixture in pie shell and bake 50 to 60 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely. If desired, garnish with whipped cream, and serve.

Servings: 12

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 391,

Protein: 5g,

Fat: 14g,

Carbohydrates: 58g,

Fiber: 2g,

Sodium: 221mg,

Cholesterol: 46mg

3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 Braeburn apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Whipped cream or ice cream (optional)

1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan. In large bowl, beat eggs, sugar, and oil until blended. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt; mix until well combined. Stir in apples and nuts.

2. Spread batter in pan and bake 65 to 70 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired.

 

Provencal cooks often bake with the indigenous olive oil, producing simple, dense cakes, laced with season fruits, herbs, and spices. These sweets would not be served as dessert but rather as a mid-morning snack with coffee or after supper with a glass of wine.

Servings: 10

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 186,

Protein: 3g,

Fat: 6g,

Carbohydrates: 30g,

Fiber: 2g,

Sodium: 178mg,

Cholesterol: 50mg

1 cup cake flour, sifted 1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon allspice 3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon finely grated orange rind
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Gala or Golden Delicious apple
2 large eggs Candied Orange Rind and/or whipped cream for garnish (optional; recipe
follows)

Candied Orange Rind
With vegetable peeler, carefully remove rind of an orange in wide strips, avoiding the bitter white part underneath. Cut strips into 1/8-thick strips and place in small pan with enough water to cover. Heat to boiling and cook 2 minutes. Drain orange strips and return to pan. Add 3 tablespoons sugar and cook over low heat until sugar dissolves into a thick syrup that coats orange strips. Cool before using.

1. Heat oven to 350° degrees F. Grease and flour an 8-inch round cake pan. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, allspice, cloves, and salt; set aside.

2. In large bowl, beat eggs, applesauce, brown sugar, olive oil, and orange rind until well blended. Stir in flour, mixing gently, until combined.

3. Pour cake batter into pan. Peel and core apple; cut lengthwise into 3/4-inch thick slices. Arrange slices in batter in a concentric circle like the spokes of a wheel. Bake until brown and firm 3/4 about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, if desired, prepare Candied Orange Rind.

4. To serve, invert pan to remove cake and place cake right side up on serving. (This cake is sturdy and easy to handle.) If desired, garnish center of cake with candied orange rind and/or whipped cream.

Prep and cook time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Source: U.S. Apple Association

Servings: 6

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 350,

Protein: 160g,

Fat: 16g,

Carbohydrates: 52g,

Fiber: 3g,

Sodium: 4mg,

Cholesterol: 15mg

1 refrigerated/ready-made piecrust

Cooking spray

6 or 7 baking apples, peeled, cored, and sliced

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup chopped walnuts

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Dash of vanilla extract

2 Tbsp. butter, cut into pieces

 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside. Place apples, sugar, walnuts, flour and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl and toss well.

2. Transfer piecrust to baking sheet. Spoon apple mixture into center of piecrust and fold up sides of pastry to capture apples and juices. Dot with butter. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

Some things are hard to improve on, like tender sweet and spicy apples in a flaky golden crust. This is it.

Servings: 8

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 402,

Protein: 3g,

Fat: 17g,

Carbohydrates: 49g,

Fiber: 5g,

Sodium: 302mg,

Cholesterol: 8mg

Pastry for two-crust 9-inch pie
6 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and thinly
sliced
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground mace
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
Cream or whole milk

1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a 9-inch pie pan with half the pastry. In large bowl, combine apples, sugar, flour, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, and mace; toss well to blend. Transfer apple mixture to pastry-lined pie pan and dot with butter.

2. Cover apple filling with remaining pastry; pinch together edges of bottom and top crust to seal. Brush top crust with cream or milk; cut several slits to vent steam. Bake 20 minutes. Reduce oven heat to 375 degrees F and bake 30 to 35 minutes or until apples are tender.

Crumbles and crisps offer the flavor of homemade pie without the fuss of making pastry.

Servings: 8

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 330,

Protein: 1g,

Fat: 12g,

Carbohydrates: 57g,

Fiber: 4g,

Sodium: 160mg,

Cholesterol: 31mg

Filling
6 Gala or Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Crumble
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9-inch pie plate. Prepare Filling: In large bowl, combine apple slices, both sugars, and cinnamon; mix well. Transfer apple mixture to pie plate.

2. Prepare Crumble: In medium-size bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Gather small amounts of crumb mixture and press together to make large streusel-like pieces.

3. Arrange crumble randomly on top of filling. Bake 35-40 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden.

Servings: 4

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 504,

Protein: 8g,

Fat: 24g,

Carbohydrates: 68g,

Fiber: 5g,

Sodium: 279mg,

Cholesterol: 0mg

1 package pre-made pie crust, thawed and rolled according to package directions
4 cups peeled, cored, and sliced Golden Delicious apples
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup chopped nuts

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Line four 4-inch disposable pie pans with pastry; reserve trimmings.

2. In large bowl, combine apples and lemon juice. Add sugar, flour, and cinnamon; toss well. Stir in raisins and nuts. Fill pastry-lined pie pans with apple mixture. Gather pastry trimmings together and re-roll; cut into decorative shapes; place shapes on top of filling.

3. Bake pies 30 to 35 minutes or until apples are tender.

If using cranberries here, add two tablespoons more brown sugar to apple-berry mixture, since cranberries are especially tart.

Servings: 8

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 269,

Protein: 2g,

Fat: 8g,

Carbohydrates: 51g,

Fiber: 6g,

Sodium: 103mg,

Cholesterol: 19mg

5 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries, blueberries, cranberries or raspberries
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/3 cup unsifted all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup quick rolled oats

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a 1 1/2- to 2-quart baking dish. In large bowl, combine apples, berries, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; toss to blend. Place apple-berry mixture in prepared dish.

2. In medium-sized bowl, combine flour, salt, remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. With pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly; stir in oats. Sprinkle mixture over apples and bake 40 to 45 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is crisp and golden.

Servings: 10

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 248,

Protein: 3g,

Fat: 10g,

Carbohydrates: 37g,

Fiber: 2g,

Sodium: 180mg,

Cholesterol: 47mg

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, softened
1 large egg
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup milk
2 Gala or Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and sliced

Streusel Topping
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine

1. Prepare Streusel Topping and set aside.

2. In small bowl, combine flour and sugar. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter or margarine until crumbly. Pinch together mixture to make large and small pieces of streusel topping.

3. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Butter a 9-inch pie plate. In large bowl with electric mixer, beat sugar and butter until blended. Beat in egg and lemon zest.

4. Combine flour, baking powder, allspice, and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beating on low speed until blended. Spread batter evenly in pie plate and top with apple slices. Sprinkle with streusel. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean and apples are tender.

Servings:

5 cups Granny Smith apples, pared, cored, and sliced
1/2 – 3/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Streusel Topping
Streusel Topping
Combine 3/4 cup flour, 1/2 cup quick rolled oats and 1/4 cup each packed brown sugar and white sugar; cut in 1/2 cup butter or margarine until crumbly mixture is formed.

1) Toss apples with sugar and cinnamon; spread in bottom of 11X8X2 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with Streusel Topping. Bake at 350 degrees F. 35-40 minutes.

Servings: 12

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 491,

Protein: 5g,

Fat: 27g,

Carbohydrates: 62g,

Fiber: 3g,

Sodium: 177mg,

Cholesterol: 52mg

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 cups cored and diced Golden Delicious apples
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup raisins

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan.

2. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, allspice, and salt. Whisk together eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla; stir into flour mixture. Fold in apples, pecans, and raisins.

3. Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

A great take-along snack packed with the goodness of grains and fruit.

Servings: 10

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup quick oats
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2/3 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 large egg whites
1 Golden Delicious apple, cored and chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins
1/4 cup chopped nuts
2 tablespoons flaked coconut (optional)

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9-inch square baking pan. In large mixing bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir to blend.

2. Add buttermilk, oil, and egg whites; beat just until blended. Stir in apple, dried fruit, and nuts. Spread batter evenly in pan and top with coconut, if desired. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool and cut into 10 bars.