Carrot and Zucchini Bars

These spice bars are loaded with healthy ingredients including carrots, zucchini, and walnuts. This low-sodium recipe is a family pleaser.

Carrot and Zucchini Bars
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
36 bars

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten

  • 1 ½ cup shredded carrot

  • 1 medium zucchini, shredded (1 cup)

  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup raisins

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

  • ½ cup cooking oil

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 recipe Citrus-Cream Cheese Frosting

Citrus-Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel or orange peel (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, ginger, and baking soda. In another large bowl stir together eggs, carrot, zucchini, brown sugar, raisins, walnuts, oil, honey, and vanilla. Add carrot mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Spread batter into an ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

  2. Bake about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Frost with Citrus-Cream Cheese Frosting. Cut into bars.

  3. Makes 36 bars.

Citrus-Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. In a medium mixing bowl beat cream cheese and powdered sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. If desired, stir in lemon or orange peel.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

125 Calories
7g Fat
16g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 125
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 44mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 181.7mg 14%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 81mg 2%
Folate, total 16.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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