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Cinnamon Nut Bars

Classic bar meets good-for-you ingredients in this updated recipe. If you have the patience, after the bars are cool, store them in a tin for a day to allow the flavors to meld...I think they taste even better the next day.— Heidi Lindsey, Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg, room temperature, beaten
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine flours, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda. In another bowl, combine egg, oil, applesauce and honey. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in walnuts.
  • Spread batter into a 13x9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Combine icing ingredients; spread over warm bars. Cool completely before cutting into bars.
Nutrition Facts
1 bar: 142 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.
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