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"I like to experiment making moist, delicious low-fat desserts. This one also happens to be nutritious, with applesauce, flaxseed meal, and wheat germ." --Anne M. Kotchek, Rockville, MD

Anne M. Kotchek, Rockville, Maryland
Recipe by Cooking Light November 2007


Credit: Beau Gustafson; Katie Stoddard

Recipe Summary

12 servings (serving size: ) (serving size: 1 square)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°.

  • Combine first 3 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 1 minute). Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in molasses.

  • Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 7 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl. Add flour mixture and 1 cup hot water alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Spoon batter into a 13 x 9-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan. Cut into 12 squares; sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with apple, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

253 calories; calories from fat 22%; fat 6.1g; saturated fat 0.7g; mono fat 2.2g; poly fat 2.7g; protein 4.8g; carbohydrates 46.1g; fiber 2.6g; cholesterol 35mg; iron 2.9mg; sodium 284mg; calcium 81mg.