Delectable Gingerbread with Strawberry Sauce

Delectable Gingerbread with Strawberry Sauce

By Brian Higginson, RD, CD
Clinical Nutrition Specialist

Strawberries in season take center stage in this delightful and delicious dessert (serves 8). Raspberries are equally yummy.

For gingerbread

  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ cup apple sauce
  • ½ cup light molasses
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Spray and flour 10- to 11-inch round cake pan.
  2. Beat canola oil and sugar until well blended, add the egg whites. Mix in apple sauce and molasses, blend.
  3. Add dry ingredients and mix.
  4. Pour batter into pan and bake for 35-45 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. Top with fruit puree.

Per serving: 274 calories, 5 gm protein, 50 gm carbohydrate, 7 gm fat, 1 gm sat fat, 4 gm mono fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 1 gm fiber, 305 gm sodium

For strawberries

  • ½ pound strawberries fresh or frozen and thawed
  • Optional 2 tablespoons water
  1. Puree strawberries (or other fruit) in food processor. Add water if too thick.
  2. Serve over gingerbread

Per serving: 17 calories, 0 gm protein, 4 gm carbohydrate, 0 gm fat, 0 gm sat fat, 0 gm mono fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 1 gm fiber, 9 gm sodium

THE SEASONED COOK Most nights, the heart-healthy dessert choice is fresh fruit, but this recipe is a treat! Dust lightly with powdered sugar for a festive appeal.

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