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Carrot-Cake Bars

Yield 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons stick margarine or butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups regular oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 121
  • caloriesfromfat 17 %
  • fat 2.3 g
  • satfat 0.5 g
  • monofat 0.8 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 3.1 g
  • carbohydrate 23.3 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 138 mg
  • calcium 68 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Beat sugar and margarine at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended (about 5 minutes). Add buttermilk, vanilla, and egg whites; beat well. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (flour through salt); gradually add to sugar mixture, beating just until blended. Stir in carrot and raisins.

  3. Pour batter into an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 33 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack.