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Thursday, December 19, 2013


This delicious, crunchy apple cake is low in fat but high in fiber and taste.  Although apples are not high in any one nutrient, they contain moderate amounts of many vitamins and minerals.

Nutty Apple Cake
                                                                         Floured baking spray
4 c. tart apples, washed and unpared, cored, diced
1 c. sugar
½ c. flour
2 tsps. baking powder
½ tsp.  cinnamon
2 egg whites
1 T. vegetable oil
 1 tsp. vanilla
 ¼ c.  chopped walnuts
½ c.  raisins
2 c.  low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray an  8x8 in. baking dish with floured baking spray.  In a large bowl, combine the apples and sugar; set aside.  In a medium bowl sift together the flour, baking powder and cinnamon; set aside.  In a small bowl mix the egg whites, oil and vanilla.  Combine the flour and egg mixtures with the apple mixture.  Stir,  do not beat, until thoroughly mixed. Fold in the walnuts and raisins.

Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 30-40 minutes, piercing the apples with a wooden pick to check for doneness.  Remove from oven and cut into 8 pieces.  Serve hot or cold, topped with ¼ cup low-fat yogurt or ice cream.

Nutrition Information: 1/8 recipe
Calories 287, Total fat 5 g, Saturated  fat  0.5 g, Cholesterol 1 mg, Sodium 98 mg, Carbohydrate 59 g, Fiber 2.5 g, Sugar 38 g,  Protein 5 g

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