Carrot and Raisin Bars Recipe

  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  2. Combine carrots, raisins, water, sugar, orange juice, butter, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until slightly reduced, about 5 minutes. Pour carrot mixture into a large bowl and cool to lukewarm, 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Stir flour, egg, baking soda, and salt into carrot mixture until batter is well mixed; fold in walnuts. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes.