Ingredients

  • 4 Cups California raisins
  • 3 Cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 13/4 Cups liquid eggs
  • 11/3 Cups sugar
  • 1 Cup oil
  • 1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 Cups quick oats
  • 41/2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • Powdered Sugar Icing or powdered sugar (optional)

Procedure

1. Process raisins with 1/4 cup applesauce until raisins are thoroughly chopped but not puréed.
2. In mixing bowl, combine raisin mixture, remaining applesauce, eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla; mix well.
3. Add remaining ingredients; mix well but do not overmix.
4. Spread evenly in greased pan.
5. Bake in a conventional oven at 350ºF for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool completely.
6. Drizzle with a powdered sugar icing or sprinkle with powdered sugar just before serving.
7. Cut into 10 rows along the long side of the pan and 8 rows along the short side.

Note: Additional whole raisins may be added to the batter at the second mixing stage, if desired. Or, if expanding this recipe to fill several pans and using a vertical cutter mixer (VCM), raisins can be added whole in the first mixing stage.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 100 (Calories from Fat 27%); Total Fat 3.5 ( Saturated Fat 0; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 24; Sodium 119; Potassium 114; Total Carbohydrate 21; Dietary Fiber 2; Sugars 6; Protein 3; Calcium 11; Iron 1;

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Raisins are excellent food choices for most individuals, including those with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
- James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.