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Old-Fashioned Gingerbread

Old-Fashioned Gingerbread

To garnish, sift powdered sugar over the top or dollop squares with whipped cream.

Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2008

  • Yield: 16 servings (serving size: 1 square)

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

Preparation

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 173
  • Calories from fat: 21%
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated fat: 0.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2g
  • Protein: 2.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 32.5g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Cholesterol: 13mg
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Sodium: 253mg
  • Calcium: 89mg
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