Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
This is a nice recipe if you want something that isn't to sweet to have with a cuppa. You could use cranberries if you like.
- 1 cup raisins
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1⁄4 cup margarine
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup wholemeal cake flour
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 3⁄4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tablespoon sugar substitute
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a saucepan, over medium heat, cook the first 5 ingredients until margarine is melted; continue cooking for 3 minutes. Add all remaining ingredients.
- Spread into an 8−inch square baking dish that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 350ºF for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. cut into bars.
Very easy to make. I also used all-purpose flour since I did not have any wholemeal on hand. It worked perfectly. The bars are soft, not crumbly and cake-like. The baking time was spot on and the whole recipe is done in virtually no time. Perfect when the craving comes for something nice with the afternoon tea.
Thanks for posting.
Made these, along with another bar recipe, as enticements for potential buyers during a recent park-wide yard sale! I keep telling myself that I ought to just be selling the baked goodies that I make, but it never seems to get that far! I did make a double batch so was able to have a few for myself without feeling like I was . . . well, whatever it was! Definitely something I'll make again! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed in Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup tag]l
My DH loves raisins and he;s been really into "testing" the Christmas cookies that are staying here and those that are going to others that I made with full sugar. When I came across Jenny's recipe I couldn't resist making him a batch and boy are they a big time hit. I can't ever find whole wheat pastry flour here so I just used all purpose and followed the simple directions. They turned out very soft, moist and cake like and simply yummy. I'm sure that he'll be asking for these again so I'm adding it to his cookbook. Thanks so much Jenny :D