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Apple Cinnamon Squares
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Baked squares drizzled with apple-cinnamon flavored dip and sprinkled with a sweet granola.

Rating:
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate

Nutrition Facts

Makes 12 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 244.7
Total Carbs 37.5 g
Dietary Fiber 4.1 g
Sugars 11.2 g
Total Fat 8.2 g
Saturated Fat 3.9 g
Unsaturated Fat 0.6 g
Potassium 114.7 mg
Protein 6.1 g
Sodium 96.1 mg
Dietary Exchanges
1 1/2 Fat , 1/2 Fruits , 1/2 Other Carbs , 2 Starch
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Note: One or more ingredients from this recipe are not included in the nutritional analysis above. Either the ingredient is missing from our database or is listed as "optional" in the recipe.
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Servings
Ingredients

Apple Cinnamon Squares
0 1/4 cup  butter
0.3333 cup  packed brown sugar
0 1/4 tsp  baking soda
1 each  eggs
1 tsp  vanilla extract
0 1/2 cup  white all purpose flour
0.6667 cup  quick cooking rolled oats
1 each  medium apples

Apple Cinnamon Dip
8 oz  reduced fat sour cream
8 oz  Neufchatel cream cheese
1 tsp  vanilla extract
0 1/2 cup  unsweetened applesauce
0 1/4 tsp  ground cinnamon
0 1/4 cup  fat free milk

Honey Oat Granola
1 each  cooking spray
2 1/2 cup  old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup  wheat flakes
0.3333 cup  Grape Nuts cereal
0.3333 cup  sliced almonds
0.3333 cup  orange juice
2 each  honey
0 1/4 tsp  ground allspice
0 1/4 tsp  ground cinnamon
Directions
  1. Line an 8x8x2-inch baking pan with foil, extend foil over sides of pan and set aside.
  2. Beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Beat in brown sugar and baking soda until combined.
  4. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  5. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour and the oats.
  6. Lightly grease dough into prepared pan.
  7. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 10 to 12 minutes.
  8. Let cool in pan on a wire rack.
  9. Lift cooking square from pan using foil. Peel off foil. Cut cookie into 12 squares.
  10. Before serving, top with apple slices and a spoonful of the Apple-Cinnamon Dip (see instructions below). Sprinkle with Honey-Oat Granola (see instructions below).
Apple Cinnamon Dip
  1. Place in a blender container or food processor bowl the sour cream, cream cheese, unsweetened applesauce, ground cinnamon and vanilla. Cover and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately or cover and chill for up to 24 hours. If dip is too thick after chilling, stir in fat-free milk, 1 tablespoon at a time to reach desired consistency.
Honey-Oat Granola
  1. Coat a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together oats, wheat flakes, Grape-Nuts and nuts.
  3. In a small saucepan stir together juice, honey, allspice and cinnamon. Cook and stir just until boiling. Remove from heat. Pour over oat mixture, tossing just until coated.
  4. Spread oat mixture evenly in prepared pan. Bake, uncovered, in a 325 degrees F oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until oats are lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven. Turn out onto a large piece of foil, cool completely.

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