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Carrot cake oaty bars

Healthy carrot cake bars

Mandy Mazliah
These delicious healthy carrot cake bars are packed full of vegetables, oats, dates and nuts. A great hidden vegetable recipe for picky eaters.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine British
Servings 12

Ingredients
 
 

  • 120 g rolled oats
  • 40 g nuts hazelnuts or walnuts work well or sunflower or pumpkin seeds
  • 60 g chopped dates or raisins
  • 220 g grated carrot
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey no honey for under-ones
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 60 ml sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice
  • cold water if needed

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180°C(fan)/200°C/gas mark 6.
  • Grease and base line a 20cm square cake tin.
  • Place all the ingredients apart from the water into a food processor or high powered blender. If you don't have one you can mix and pulse with a hand hand stick blender but you may need to add a tiny bit of water to get the right consistency. Take care that it doesn't end up too runny.
  • Spoon into your prepared cake tin and smooth over the surface. Bake for 25-30 minutes until firm and slightly browned on top. Remove from the oven and immediately cut into squares or bars using a sharp knife. Then leave to cool in the tin.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword carrot cake bars
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