OMG! I just made some fantastic apple squares! The recipe takes only about ten minutes for prepping and about forty minutes for cooking. When I cut the dessert, I made sixteen squares, but it really depends on how small—or big—you cut them. Anyway, you need only a few simple supplies and ingredients, and the squares are super-fun to make.
Here’s what you need:
- 2 medium apples
- ¾ cup whole wheat flour
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- ⅓ cup canola oil
- ⅓ cup low-fat yogurt
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. You have to preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
You definitely don’t want the squares to stick to the pan, so make sure you coat your 8×8-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray or butter. (Trust me, I forgot once, and I spent the next few days trying to take the dessert out of the pan! LOL!)
2. You can peel and core the apples with a vegetable peeler. Then chop them into small pieces.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together both flours, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
I couldn’t find my mom’s whisk, so I just used a fork!
4. In another large bowl, whisk together the sugar, oil, yogurt, egg, and vanilla extract. Be sure to mix them thoroughly!
5. Add both mixtures and stir until everything is mixed together really well. Sprinkle in the chopped apples, and then scrape the batter into the buttered pan.
6. After baking the desert mix for 35 to 40 minutes (or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean), remove the pan from the oven and wait for it to cool off.
7. Cut the dessert into even squares and share them with your family and best friends while the squares are still warm!
If you serve them with some vanilla ice cream (or my weird favorite, Turkey Hill Graham Slam ice cream), they will taste even more delicious!
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