These squares are dressed up with a sweet and tangy apple cider sauce and a dollop of low-fat ice cream; they also make a satisfying simple dessert or snack on their own. (Adapted from The Complete Vegetarian Handbook by Kathy Farrell-Kingsley; Chronicle Books, 2003.) Source: EatingWell Magazine, Fall 2003

Kathy Farrell-Kingsley


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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch square or 7-by-11-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

  • Whisk oats, whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, lemon zest, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl. Work in the oil and apple-juice concentrate with a fork or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  • Press 2 cups of the oat mixture firmly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Arrange apple slices over the crust in three overlapping rows. Mix the walnuts into the remaining oat mixture. Sprinkle over the apples and pat into an even layer.

  • Bake until the top is golden and the apples are tender when pierced, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.

  • Meanwhile, make Apple Cider Sauce.

  • To serve, cut into 8 pieces and place on dessert plates. Top with ice cream (or frozen yogurt) and drizzle with cider sauce.


Make Ahead Tip: The squares are best served the day they are made.

Nutrition Facts

435 calories; total fat 11.4g 18% DV; saturated fat 2.2g; cholesterol 6mg 2% DV; sodium 206mg 8% DV; potassium 255mg 7% DV; carbohydrates 79.3g 26% DV; fiber 5.6g 22% DV; sugar 48g; protein 7.2g 14% DV; exchange other carbs 6; vitamin a iu 238IU; vitamin c 7mg; folate 12mcg; calcium 97mg; iron 2mg; magnesium 36mg; thiaminmg.

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kill me shoot me because im actual tras h.....btw good recipe lol 100/10 Pros: fruit salad Cons: ymumy yumy Read More
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Healthy?? How can this even be listed as healthy. This is the number of carbs for an entire meal! Definitely not for diabetics. Pros: Looks easy Cons: Too many carbs Read More