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Healthified Carrot and Zucchini Bars

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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.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 24

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 Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 50
  • Fat Reduced By 5g
  • Saturated Fat Reduced By 1g
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 bar
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
110mg
110%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
18g
18%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
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 Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

The Original vs. Healthified

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Before After
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 cup refrigerated or frozen fat-free egg product, thawed
1 1/2 cups shredded carrot 1 1/2 cups shredded carrot
1 medium zucchini, shredded (1 cup) 1 medium zucchini, shredded (1 cup)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2/3 cup canola oil 1/3 cup canola oil
1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 cup honey
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar 1 package (8 oz) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
1 cup powdered sugar
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
210 (before)
160 (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
2 1/2 g (before)
1 1/2 g (after)
Total Fat
 
 
11 g (before)
6 g (after)

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/19/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 bar
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
110mg
110%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
18g
18%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
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 Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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