Though it's equally delicious on its own, try topping squares of this spiced cake with dollops of applesauce or almond butter. As a breakfast cake, it's great served alongside scrambled eggs or tofu with bacon or tempeh sausage.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly oil a 9-inch square cake pan.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together syrup and oil. Whisk in eggs until combined. Whisk in applesauce and vanilla then add reserved flour mixture and whisk, beating well for 3 minutes. Stir in walnuts.
Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Set aide to let cake cool in pan, then cut into squares and serve.
Per Serving:200 calories (80 from fat), 9g total fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 35mg cholesterol, 220mg sodium, 28g carbohydrates, (2 g dietary fiber, 14g sugar), 4g protein.
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