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Enlightened Travelers Bars


Yield

Makes 2 dozen bars

Ingredients

6 prunes, chopped
6 apricots, chopped
1/2 cup raisins
1/3 cup water
1 teaspoon sugar substitute*
1 cup plain fat-free yogurt
4 egg whites
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar, divided
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup crushed bran cereal
1-1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

*This recipe was tested with aspartame-based sugar subsitute.

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place dried fruits in glass dish with water. Place in microwave and heat on LOW for 20 seconds. Remove, add aspartame and cool. Spry 12X9X2-inch nonstick baking pan lightly with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together yogurt, egg whites, 1/3 cup brown sugar and oil in bowl.
  3. In another bowl, mix together salt, flour, baking soda, baking powder, cereal and spices.
  4. Add fruit with water to yogurt mixture; stir. Add flour mixture; stir, scraping sides of bowl. Pour batter into prepared baking pan.
  5. Mix walnuts with 2 tablespoons brown sugar; sprinkle over batter. Bake 25 minutes. Remove from oven; cool. Cut into 2-inch squares.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 bar
Protein 3 g
Fiber 1 g
Carbohydrate 16 g
Cholesterol <1 mg
Saturated Fat <1 g
Total Fat 3 g
Calories from Fat 33 %
Calories 105
Sodium 149 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 1
Fat 1

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