Easy Applesauce Cake Recipe

Ingredients
1 egg
1-1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions
In a bowl, beat egg substitute for 1 minute on medium speed. Add the applesauce, sugar and oil; mix well. Combine the dry ingredients; add to applesauce mixture and mix well. Stir in raisins and walnuts.
Pour into a 13×9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
In a bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. Frost the cake. Yield: 20 servings.

Originally published as Applesauce Cake in Light & Tasty October/November 2001, p10. Over the years I change the spices original it asked for clove, I believe some anise as well.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 186 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 124mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat.

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No Wheat, No Sugar, No Dairy! Delicious Avocado, Coconut & Sweet Potato Brownies

Ingredients
1/2 cup creamy nut butter (almond, cashew, tahini, etc)
1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
1/2 cup mashed avocado (about 1/2 an avocado)
1/2 cup cooked sweet potato
1/4 cup coconut milk
2 tablespoons maple syrup
3 tablespoons cacao powder

Instructions:
Preheat the oven to 325° F.
Grease a regular size loaf pan with coconut oil or line with parchment paper
In a food processor or blender, combine all ingredients except chocolate chips and mix until well combined.
Stir in the chocolate chips and transfer to the loaf pan.
The batter will be very thick and sticky so with the back of a spoon- level out the batter across the pan as evenly as you can, edging it into the corners and smoothing the surface.
Bake for 20 minutes, then remove and allow to cool to before slicing

Peach Cobbler

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Ingredients:

1 cup self-rising flour

1 cup white sugar

1 cup milk

1/2 cup butter

2 (16 ounce) cans sliced peaches in heavy syrup

 

Directions:

Melt butter or margarine in 9 x 13 inch pan.

Mix together the flour, sugar, and milk. Pour mixture into the pan. Spread peaches, including syrup, evenly around the pan.

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes, until the crust turns golden brown. Let cool for about 10 minutes before serving.

 

Beef Bourguignon with Asparagus

Ingredients
4 lb. beef chuck roast, cut into chunks
3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 c. red wine
1 c. beef broth
2 c. sliced baby bella mushrooms
large carrots, sliced into rounds
large onion, diced
cloves garlic, chopped
sprigs fresh thyme
sprigs fresh rosemary
bunch asparagus, trimmed and quartered
Chopped fresh parsley, for serving
Directions
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. While it heats, toss beef with oil. Sear beef in batches, 3 minutes per side. Between each batch, deglaze pan with some red wine, scraping up any bits with a wooden spoon. Pour mixture into slow-cooker along with seared beef as it’s done.

 

To slow-cooker, add beef broth, mushrooms, carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, rosemary and remaining red wine. Cook on high 6 to 7 hours, until beef is easily shreddable. Thirty minutes before serving, remove herbs and add asparagus; cook until just tender.

 

Garnish with parsley and serve