Makes 16 servings
Tart Michigan Apples and crunchy walnuts make these moist, whole grain snack cake a perfect snack for mid-morning coffee breaks or an energizing afterschool treat.
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups peeled, diced tart Michigan Apples* (4 medium)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 13x9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
In a medium bowl stir together flour, wheat germ, soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; set aside.
In a large bowl combine apples, sugars, oil, walnuts, eggs and vanilla. Add flour mixture and stir gently to blend all ingredients well.
Spread mixture into baking pan and bake for 35-45 minutes or until cake is slightly browned and the center springs back when lightly touched.
Cool bars in pan then cut into 16 bars.
Nutrition information per serving: Calories: 277, Fat: 12.4g, Carbohydrate: 39g, Protein: 4.5g, Fiber: 3g, Sodium: 305mg
*Michigan Apple suggestions: Braeburn, Cortland, Empire, Gala, Ida Red