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Zucchini Recipe for Carrot Zucchini Bars with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Author: Carole Jones

Description

Zucchini brownies that are really blondies.  Loaded with fresh zucchini and carrots that make them super moist then topped with a yummy frosting.


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Ingredients

Zucchini Bars

  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 C brown sugar
  • 1/2 C canola oil
  • 1/4 C honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 C shredded carrot (about 2 large carrots)
  • 1 C shredded zucchini (about 2 small zucchinis)
  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C chopped pecans, optional

Frosting

  • 8 ounces reduced fat cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • zest of one lemon
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a 9×13 pan with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, brown sugar, oil, honey and vanilla until smooth.  Switch to a rubber spatula and mix in the carrot, zucchini and pecans.  Add all the dry ingredients and mix together just until they are incorporated.  Pour into your greased pan and bake for 22-25 minutes, until the top springs back when lightly touched.  Cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.
  3. Prepare the frosting by beating together all the ingredients until well blended.  You can frost the whole pan before cutting to make it easy, but I really like cutting the bars first and individually frosting each bar.