Carrot Cake Breakfast Bars
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Carrot Cake Breakfast Bars

0 Servings
35 Minutes

A healthy take on carrot cake for an easy, grab-and-go breakfast or snack! The drizzle is optional here but adds a nice tanginess thanks to the cream cheese and just the perfect amount of sweetness. Tip: If your cream cheese is a little hard you can microwave it in 15-second intervals to soften it. Freeze any extras for a day when it’s too hot to turn on the oven.

INGREDIENTS


  • 1
    carrot(s), peeled & grated
  • 1
    apple(s), grated, skin left on
  • 1
    egg(s), beaten
  • .25
    Cup
    avocado or canola oil
  • .25
    Cup
    maple syrup
  • 1
    Teaspoon
    vanilla
  • 1
    Cup
    large flake oats
  • .5
    Cup
    flour
  • 2
    Tablespoon
    hemp hearts
  • .25
    Cup
    pecans, roughly chopped
  • .25
    Cup
    dried cranberries
  • 1
    Teaspoon
    cinnamon
  • .5
    Teaspoon
    baking powder
  • For the Drizzle:
  • .25
    Cup
    cream cheese, softened
  • 2
    Tablespoon
    icing sugar
  • 2
    Tablespoon
    water, or more as needed
Nut-Free Option

Omit the pecans.

Plant-Based Option

Substitute a flax egg for the egg and use vegan cream cheese in the drizzle.

Gluten-Free Option

Use GF oats and a GF 1:1 all-purpose flour.

INSTRUCTIONS

1.

Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a loaf pan with parchment paper.

2.

In a medium bowl mix together the carrot, apple, egg(s), oil, maple syrup, and vanilla.

3.

In a separate bowl mix together the oats, flour, hemp hearts, pecans, cranberries, cinnamon, and baking powder. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix to combine. Evenly distribute into the prepared pan and bake 30-40 minutes until slightly golden.

4.

While the loaf bakes, whisk together the cream cheese, icing sugar, and water. Add more water as needed to thin, you want to be able to drizzle the icing.

5.

When the loaf has cooled, drizzle with icing, cut into bars and place in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to eat.

Nutrition Information

Calories
529 per serving
Carbs
62.2g per serving
Protein
9.1g per serving
Fat
27.6g per serving
Fiber
5.8g per serving
Sodium
81.2mg per serving
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