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Skinny Carrot and Zucchini Bars

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Skinny Carrot and Zucchini Bars
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 24
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83% less cholesterol • 45% less total fat than the original recipe. Unsweetened applesauce substitutes for part of the oil in these moist bars to cut the fat by nearly half.

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
1/4
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup refrigerated or frozen fat-free egg product, thawed
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
1/3
cup canola oil
1/4
cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4
cup honey
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
package (8 oz) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
1
cup powdered sugar

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, ginger, baking soda, and salt. In another large bowl, stir together egg product, carrot, zucchini, brown sugar, raisins, walnuts, oil, applesauce, 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 the center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  • 3 For frosting: In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Frost bars with frosting. Cut into bars.
Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 bar
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
50
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
0%
(
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
0%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
5mg
0%
Sodium
110mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
0%
(
Dietary Fiber
1g
0%
,
Sugars
18g
)
Protein
3g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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