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Recipes for Teens

Apple Squares

Nutritional labelPrep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 35-40 minutes

Recipe makes: 16 squares

  • 2 medium apples
  • ¾ cup whole-wheat flour
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup canola oil
  • ⅓ cup low-fat yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Equipment and supplies:
  • 8″x8″ baking pan
  • Cooking spray
  • Two large mixing bowls
  • Knife and cutting board
  • Vegetable peeler (optional)
  • Wire rack for cooling
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF (176ºC). Coat an 8″x8″ inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Peel, core, and chop the apples.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flours, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. In another large bowl, whisk together sugar, oil, yogurt, egg, and vanilla extract.
  5. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Fold in the chopped apples. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and spread it out evenly.
  6. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into 16 even squares and serve warm or at room temperature.

Reviewed by: Meredith Parkinson, RD, LDN