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Healthy Carrot Cake Bars

There are lots of ways to bake with carrots these days but the good news is these healthy carrot cake bars contain honey as an alternative to sugar, and overall, contain less sugar and a healthier oil than most carrot cakes.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carrot cake, carrot cake bars, healthy cake
Servings: 24
Calories: 148kcal

Ingredients

For the Honey Carrot Cake

  • 1/2 c Waxing Kara Honey
  • 1/2 c coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 1/2 c gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 c carrots shredded
  • 1 tsp. ground flax meal
  • 1/2 c walnuts optional

For the Cashew Cream

  • 3/4 c raw cashew halves soak in water overnight in the fridge
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp. Waxing Kara Honey
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 dash sea salt
  • 2 tbsp. water as needed for mixing

Instructions

For the Honey Carrot Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare baking pan with coconut oil.
  • Cream honey, oil, vanilla and eggs together in a large bowl until blended, set aside.
  • Mix flour, baking soda and power, cinnamon and salt, set aside.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and blend.
  • Fold in the carrots, flax meal and walnuts until blended.
  • Pour batter into greased 9x13 dish.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes, or so, until top springs back when lightly touched and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

For the Cashew Cream

  • Soak cashews in water (up-to overnight) in fridge
  • Drain and mix cashews and vanilla in food processor (scrape sides periodically)
  • Once smooth, remove from processor and fold in remaining ingredients
  • If too thick, add 1 tbsp. of water until it is the consistency of peanut butter
  • Stir/Mix until thick like texture frosting is formed
  • Ice cooled honey carrot cake with Cashew Cream

Nutrition

Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 910IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 0.8mg