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Old-Fashioned Gingerbread

Yield 16 servings (serving size: 1 square)
To garnish, sift powdered sugar over the top or dollop squares with whipped cream.

Ingredients

  • 11.25 ounces all-purpose flour (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup molasses
  • 1 (4-ounce) container unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup nonfat buttermilk
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 173
  • caloriesfromfat 21 %
  • fat 4 g
  • satfat 0.4 g
  • monofat 2.2 g
  • polyfat 1.2 g
  • protein 2.7 g
  • carbohydrate 32.5 g
  • fiber 0.7 g
  • cholesterol 13 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 253 mg
  • calcium 89 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through cloves) in a bowl, stirring well.

  3. Combine sugar, oil, and egg in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until combined. Stir in molasses and applesauce.

  4. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to egg mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Spoon batter into a 9-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  5. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Cut into squares.