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White Chip Cranberry Blondies

We created these delicious blondies to satisfy any health-conscious cook. Applesauce moistens the batter, while dried cranberries, white chips and heart-healthy pecans flavor each bite. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    20 bars

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dried cranberries, divided
  • 1/2 cup white baking chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the eggs, oil, applesauce and vanilla. Combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt; stir into egg mixture until blended. Stir in 1/2 cup cranberries (batter will be thick).
  • Spread into a 13x9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Top with chips, pecans and remaining cranberries; gently press toppings down.
  • Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 15-20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts
1 bar: 154 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 92mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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