This is a tasty treat suitable for any holiday buffet or intimate meal. It is also chock full of nutritious ingredients. If pecans aren't your forte
1 cup raisins
1/3 cup shredded carrots
2 cups water
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup quick cooking oats
1 1/2 teaspoons artificial sweetener
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1/4 cup egg substitute
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
① Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 7×11 inch baking dish. Set aside.
② Combine raisins, carrots, and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
③ In a mixing bowl, combine flour, oatmeal, sugar substitute, salt, baking soda and cinnamon.
④ In a separate bowl, mix together the margarine, egg substitute, and vanilla. Add to the flour mixture and mix well.
⑤ Add the raisin mixture and nuts, mix well and pour into baking pan.
⑥ Bake for 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
Per Serving: 157calories;8.3g fat;18.5g carbohydrates;3.2g protein;< 1mg cholesterol;242mg sodium.