Carrot-Pumpkin Bars


Double your beta-carotine by using both carrot and pumpkin in these diabetic-friendly holiday bars. Freeze for up to one month. Perfect for a last-minute dessert.

Carrot-Pumpkin Bars
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Bake Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
16 bars


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lime peel

  • ½ cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 2 eggs, slightly beaten

  • ½ cup sugar or sugar substitute-sugar blend* equivalent to 1/2 cup sugar

  • ¾ cup canned pumpkin

  • cup cooking oil

  • 2 tablespoon lime juice

  • ½ cup finely shredded carrot

  • cup chopped macadamia nuts or almonds

  • Powdered sugar (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Coat a 9x9x2-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, allspice, baking soda, and salt. Stir in lime peel; set aside.

  3. In a medium bowl, combine egg and sugar. Stir in pumpkin, oil, and lime juice. Stir in carrot and nuts.

  4. Add pumpkin mixture all at once to flour mixture, stirring until combined. Spoon batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

  5. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into triangles or bars. If desired, sift powdered sugar over the tops. Makes 16 bars.


Bake and cut bars as directed. Layer cut bars between waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month. If frozen, thaw for 15 minutes before serving.

*Sugar Substitutes:

Choose from Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking or Equal Sugar Lite. Follow the package directions to use the product amount equivalent to 1/2 cup sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

128 Calories
7g Fat
15g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 128
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 89mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Protein 2g

*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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