Applesauce Raisin Squares


1 egg 
1/4 cup vegetable oil 
1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt or 
1 1/2 tblsp  lemon juice in milk 
3/4 cup brown sugar 
1 cup applesauce 
1 teaspoon vanilla 
1 teaspoon lemon rind or orange, grated 
1/2 cup raisins 
1 cup whole-wheat flour 
1/2 cup natural bran 
1 teaspoon baking powder 
2 teaspoons cinnamon 
1 teaspoon ginger 
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, ground 
1/3 cup sliced almonds, optional 

In large mixing bowl, beat egg; add oil, yogurt, brown sugar, applesauce, vanilla and lemon/orange rind; mix well.
In another bowl, stir together raisins, flour, bran, 
baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg; 
add to wet ingredients and mix only until combined.
Turn into lightly greased (or wax-paper lined) 8" square cake pan.
 Lightly press almonds into top of batter. 
Bake in 350 F oven for 45 min or until tester inserted 
n center comes out clean. (Squares will be moist.) 
Let cool, then cut into squares. 
Makes 25 small squares 1 1/2 inch.



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