The bars will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Susan Herr


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

  • Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and cloves in a small bowl. Beat brown sugar, molasses, oil, apple butter and eggs in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the dry ingredients and beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in raisins. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan; smooth the top.

  • Bake the hermits until the top feels "set" when lightly pressed in the center, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.


Make Ahead Tip: These moist, spicy favorites keep well (if they get the chance).

Ingredient Note: Whole-wheat pastry flour is milled from soft wheat. It contains less gluten than regular whole-wheat flour and helps ensure a tender result in delicate baked goods while providing the nutritional benefits of whole grains. Available in large supermarkets and in natural-foods stores. Store in the freezer.

Nutrition Facts

153 calories; 3.5 g total fat; 0.4 g saturated fat; 19 mg cholesterol; 102 mg sodium. 240 mg potassium; 30.1 g carbohydrates; 1.2 g fiber; 21 g sugar; 1.9 g protein; 29 IU vitamin a iu; 3 mcg folate; 39 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 24 mg magnesium;

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Not decadent but definitely a guiltless treat. I'm not a fan of raisins so I used walnuts instead. Read More