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Spiced Apple Gingerbread Recipe

Spiced Apple Gingerbread Recipe

This nicely spiced caked, with chunks of apple and a hint of ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg, always wins raves. I like it best served warm with a dollop of whipped topping. It freezes well, too. —Pam Blockey of Bozeman, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:9 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat plain yogurt
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped peeled tart apple (about 1 medium)
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons reduced-fat whipped topping

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, applesauce, egg and molasses. Combine the flours, ginger, baking powder, baking soda and spices; add to the molasses mixture alternately with yogurt, beating just until combined. Fold in the apples.
  • 2. Pour into an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares; dollop with whipped topping. Yield: 9 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 piece with 2 tablespoons whipped topping) equals 203 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 186 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fruit.