Saturday, June 1, 2013

Carrot and Zucchni Bars with Citrus Frosting

Two and half cups of good vegetables, one cup of nuts, no butter  and WW flour and you said dessert is not good? Wrong. Make this bars and it has all the goodness of dessert and its healthy too. You can eat it as it is or with frosting too. So let's start making this yummlicious bars. I did not peel my zucchini but if you want you can peel it but it gives nice color in it. Only change I did it from the recipe is that I use cashews cause I am allergic to walnuts. But you can use walnuts. Sweets are by far my dad's favorite things in the whole world. so whole this month I will have more sweet dishes then any other month.

Ingredients :
2 eggs, slightly beaten
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups shredded carrot
1 cup shredded zucchini
1/2 cup chopped  Cashews or walnuts
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp baking soda
Lemon/ Lime  Cream Cheese Frosting
1 (8 oz) pkg reduced fat cream cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp lemon zest
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
 In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, brown sugar, oil, honey, and vanilla. Don’t worry about clumps of the brown sugar, those will dissolve as it sits while you prepare the remaining ingredients. Then fold in the carrot, zucchini, and cashews / walnuts .
In another bowl combine add the flour, baking powder, ginger, and baking soda. Whisk to blend together.
Add to flour mixture to the wet mixture. Stir just until combined. Spread batter into an ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
Bake about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
Once the cake is cooled prepare the frosting.
In a medium mixing bowl, beat the fosting ingredients with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy.
Spread or pipe the frosting over the cooled bars. Makes 36 bars.
Get the idea from here.

had it with my thandai

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  1. Delicious healthy bars, love that cream cheese frosting.

  2. Wow! Such yummy and creative bars! The cream cheese frosting looks lovely! :)

  3. perfect dessert,looks delicious.waiting for variety of sweet that you are going to dish out.

  4. Bars look so yummy and healthy :)
    Thanks for linking to my both the events :)

  5. And Linsy congrats for the prize you won in Gayatri's Blog :)

  6. fantastic bars...have both stuff in the fridge, will gie it a go..thnx for linking :)

  7. The frosting and the cake are fabulous for a little bite.

  8. You are good, your recipes delicious. Another fab dish.

  9. yummy delicious bars!!!! healthy bars!!!

  10. healthy delicious bar and looks irresistible with the cream cheese frosting

  11. These sound so delicious and I love the combination of zucchini and carrot in the same bars! They sound very moist and tasty...

  12. this is so creative the recipe

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  13. they are my fav. i make and freeze them for those sweet treat late nights:) like the idea of having with thandai

  14. Very delicious it looks and so well explained.

  15. Great innovation, Linsy!
    Nice to know that cake can also be made with veggies!!
    Looks yum!! Oh I can dig into the lemon zest frothing right now!

  16. wow that looks yummy

  17. hi just have a look at my baby blog.all u r pics are awesome and

  18. Healthy n delicious bars..looks so yum!U have a nice space

  19. Looks yummy.

  20. Healthy and yummy! And delicious frosting! :)

  21. Loved the recipe! Looks sooo YUM too!!!

  22. Bars looks super it

  23. looks amazing thanks for sending it to Lets cook with citrus fruits event.

  24. Am so loving your baking !! Amazing

  25. Linsy!!!and i thought Healthy Dessert is an oxymoron!!! Thanks for sharing this..

  26. Wow ... really a healthy bar Linsy... never tried bar... hope for trying... You made really amazing...

    Thanks for linking Dear... :)

  27. wow did i miss this post ?? so healthy and sure it tastes great. bookmarked !

  28. A healthy option in baking :) Wow!!! So full of flavors n colorful too...

    Thanks for linking it to my event :)

  29. Thats wats called as healthy snacking..


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