Apple Streusel Bars
Apple Streusel Bars is a delicious and quick (20) minutes to prepare and (20) minutes to bake recipe for cookie bars made with fresh chopped apples and a brown sugar and cinnamon topping. This makes for a great anytime of the year dessert or treat. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes 15 servings. Apple Streusel Bars will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes.
Total Time: 2 Hours-40 Minutes.
Non-Stick cooking spray
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbsp canola oil
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups chopped cooking apples, (about 3 medium size)
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
2 tbsp packed brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp butter
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Line a 13″ x 9″ X 2″ baking pan with aluminum foil, extending foil over the edges of the pan. Coat foil with cooking spray; set pan aside.
3. In a medium size bowl; whisk together the granulated sugar, the 1-1/4 cups flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, the baking soda, and salt. In another medium size bowl; whisk together the oil, eggs, and vanilla; stir in apples. Add egg mixture to flour mixture; stir until combined (batter will be very stiff and doughy). Spread batter mixture evenly into the prepared pan; if necessary, use your slightly moistened hands to pat batter into an even layer. The batter will be shallow in the pan.
4. For the topping, in a medium size bowl stir together the 2 tablespoons flour, the brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle crumb mixture over the batter in the baking pan.
5. Place in oven and cook about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack (at least 2 hours). Using the edges of the foil, lift the uncut bars out of the pan. Cut into 15 equal size bars.
YIELD: 15 Servings.
Serving Size: 1 bar per serving.
Weight Watchers PointsPlus = 3, (6 SmartPoints)
Carb Choices: 1-1/2
Calories: 123, Total Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 29mg, Sodium: 105mg, Sugars: 14g, Carbohydrates: 22g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 2g
Original recipe and image from: Meredith Corporation: http://www.bhg.com/recipe/cinnamon-streusel-fresh-apple-bars/
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