Applesauce Spice Bars

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1 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups applesauce
1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour blend
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
3/4 tsp xanthan gum
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)


  1. Cream butter and sugar in mixer bowl. Beat in egg. Add applesauce.
  2. Mix flour, spices, soda, and salt in a separate bowl and add to the wet ingredients. Mix well. Stir in raisins by hand.
  3. Spoon batter into oil sprayed 9×13-inch baking pan.
  4. Bake at 350 F for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

Frost with Frosting. Cut into bars.

Makes 2 dozen bars.