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

Susan Herr


Recipe Summary

35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


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; protein 1.9g 4% DV; carbohydrates 30.1g 10% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 1.2g 5% DV; sugars 20.8g; fat 3.5g 5% DV; saturated fat 0.4g 2% DV; cholesterol 18.6mg 6% DV; vitamin a iu 28.7IU 1% DV; vitamin c 0.3mg 1% DV; folate 2.9mcg 1% DV; calcium 39.4mg 4% DV; iron 0.9mg 5% DV; magnesium 23.8mg 9% DV; potassium 239.6mg 7% DV; sodium 101.7mg 4% DV; thiaminmg 3% DV.

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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