Carrot and Zucchini Bars

20 Aug

  • 1 1/2
    cups all-purpose flour
  • 1
    teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2
    teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4
    teaspoon baking soda
  • 2
    eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 1/2
    cups shredded carrot
  • 1
    medium zucchini, shredded (1 cup)
  • 3/4
    cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2
    cup raisins
  • 1/2
    cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2
    cup cooking oil
  • 1/4
    cup honey
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 1
    recipe Citrus-Cream Cheese Frosting
Directions1. 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
    8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1
    cup powdered sugar
  • 1
    teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel or orange peel (optional)
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.
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Posted by on August 20, 2012 in Kitchen


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