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Old-Fashioned Gingerbread

Total Time
53 min
Prep
8 min
Cook
45 min
Serves
12
Difficulty
Easy
Applesauce lowers the SmartPoints value of this classic quick bread while keeping it moist and delicious.
Ingredients

all-purpose flour

1½ cup(s)

baking powder

1 tsp

baking soda

1 tsp

ground ginger

1 tsp

ground cinnamon

1 tsp

ground cloves

¼ tsp

table salt

¼ tsp

sugar

½ cup(s)

egg(s)

2 large

unsweetened applesauce

1 cup(s)

molasses

½ cup(s), light

salted butter

¼ cup(s), melted

cooking spray

1 spray(s)

powdered sugar

1 Tbsp

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next six ingredients. Set aside.
  3. Beat sugar and eggs with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add applesauce, molasses and butter; beat well.
  4. Add flour mixture to applesauce mixture, beating just until dry ingredients are moist. Pour batter into an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 325°F for 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut into 12 squares. Serve warm or at room temperature. Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 1 square).

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