This recipe uses butter rather than processed oil to moisten and apple sauce rather than sugar to sweeten. Yum!gingerbread-b

Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups flour (white or wheat)

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

2 teaspoons ginger

1/2 teaspoon cloves

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup molasses

1 egg

1 cup applesauce

3/4 cup raisins, soaked in hot water to plump (optional)

Instructions:

1. Sift dry ingredients, cut in butter. Stir in molasses, egg, applesauce, raisins.
2. Pour into greased and floured 8″ square pan. Bake 350 for 40-45 minute.

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