Zucchini Carrot Bars with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Zucchini Carrot Bars with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
This recipe is mostly healthy and definitely yummy! Perfect for a summer treat!
Servings36
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup canola oil OR coconut oil - both are equally good!
  • 1/4 cup local honey - store bought is OK too
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded carrot
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded organic zucchini
  • 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat unbleached flour 
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, blend with wisk -eggs, brown sugar, oil, honey, and vanilla.
  3. Fold in the carrot and zucchini
  4. In another bowl combine add the flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon and baking soda. Mix until just blended
  5. Add by 1/2 cup at a time flour mixture to the wet mixture. Blend just until combined.
  6. Spread batter into a 13x9 pan.
  7. Bake about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  8. Prepare your favorite cream cheese frosting and dress it up by adding the peel of 1 lemon and a few squeezes of lemon juice 
  9. Pipe the frosting over cut bars.

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  • For the Pastry Crust:
  • 2½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, cut into ½" pieces (1 stick)
  • 6 tablespoons solid shortening
  • 6 tablespoons ice cold water
  • 1 large egg mixed with 1 tablespoon milk
    For the Filling:
  • 5 medium to large peaches (could be substituted using strawberries)
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash of table salt
  • juice of ½ a lemon
  • a few drops of almond extract
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  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk or cream (more or less for desired consistency)
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract