Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Sour Cream Apple Cake Bars


I have a love-hate relationship with granola bars and other packaged snacks. I love how they're a quick and easy snack, but hate how they seem to be loaded with sugar and not a whole lot of nutrients. To get around this, I try my best to bake healthy snacks once a week.

A couple weeks ago, I came across a recipe on the Runner's World website, for an Apple Sour Cream Coffee Cake. I made some modifications to that recipe to reduce the sugar, skipped the sugary topping and added extra apples. This resulted in delicious, moist and dense apple cake bars:

Sour Cream Apple Cake Bars
Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 Cup unbleached flour 
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup nonfat sour cream
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 2 diced, unpeeled Granny Smith apples
Instructions:
1. Combine all the dry ingredients from flour to cinnamon, in a medium bowl. Stir in the apple juice, sour cream, and egg white. Fold in the apples.
2. Grease a loaf ban of square pan, and spread the batter evenly in the pan. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon, and bake at 350 degrees for 32 minutes.

Enjoy!

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