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NYCfitfam’s Carrot Zucchini Bars with Citrus Cream Cheese Frosting

Nycff

NYCfitfam

Recipes / / March 12, 2017

 

We love sweets, but always make sure that our indulgences are packed with wholesome ingredients. We love these Carrot & Zucchini Bars because they provide a great way to sneak in your veggies while still indulging a little!

INGREDIENTS - BARS:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1 ½ cups 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 agave
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup dark chocolate semi-sweet chocolate chips

INGREDIENTS – CITRUS CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

  • 1 eight-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ Cup Powdered Sugar (or if you’re trying to cut calories, grind Splenda & cornstarch in a blender instead)
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
  • Frosting Prep: In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar (or substitute) with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Add orange peel.

PREPERATION:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, ginger, and baking soda.
  • In another large bowl stir together egg whites, carrot, zucchini, brown sugar, raisins, walnuts, apple sauce, agave, vanilla, and chocolate chips.
  • Add carrot mixture to flour mixture, stirring until combined.
  • Spread batter into an ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  • Bake about 25 minutes and allow to cool completely
  • Frost with Citrus Cream Cheese Frosting. Cut into bars.
  • Makes 36 bars.
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About The Author
Nycff

Husband and wife duo George and Jamie Hess spend their days working high-powered jobs in music marketing and lifestyle PR respectively, but share a passion for fitness and wellness that drives their relationship. George proposed to Jamie on a treadmill at Barry’s Boot Camp, and from there, they began documenting their wellness journey on social media. They share daily #fitspo on their Instagram account, @NYCfitfam.

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