Monday, February 20, 2006

Carrot-Raisin Bars

Now that I’m enjoying baking, I gain extra pounds as a consequence. I couldn’t resist eating a lot. I really made a point to use the freshest and finest ingredients every time I bake. My hubby and son love to eat what I bake. My hubby is also giving his officemates some of the goodies because he is really so proud of the taste of it.

Every time I eat, guilt sets in. How can I lose weight or even maintain my present weight if I don’t get rid of those calories from cakes? Well, I read from many dieting books, eating vegetables is healthy. So, since I love to eat, I chose this cake recipe with carrots. Since carrot is a vegetable then I’m now eating healthy (hahaha, what a logic!). I have this carrot-raisin bars recipe which is really delicious and nutritious but still loaded with fats and calories. At least, I actually get rid of a little of the guilt I feel because there's vegetable in my cake.

Do I make sense here? Oh, well never mind. I just love to share this recipe with you and from now on I’ll tell myself that even I’m plump, I still look beautiful and sexy (hahaha).

Carrot-Raisin Bars

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup softened margarine
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup unsifted flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup chopped raisins
1 1/2 cup finely grated carrots
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts

Procedure:

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Grease a 9”x13” baking pan. Mix sugar and margarine. Add eggs and vanilla; beat. Stir in dry ingredients. Add raisins and carrots; stir. Spread mixture into baking pan; sprinkle with walnuts.
Bake about 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool; cut into bars.

5 comments:

CES said...

NAKU1 SAME HERE LANI! I'VE GAINED 10 LBS SINCE I STARTED FOOD BLOGGING! AYOKO NA!!!HEHE...I ALSO ENJOY BAKING NOW..NEVER EVEN THOUGHT I WOULD BE INTERESTED...BUT GUESS WHAT..I MADE MY TIRAMISU YESTERDAY! DALI LANG PLA..HEHE

eden said...

hello ,nice to see you back lady and super sarap naman nyan :)

ill try to make one today !see you around:)

kind regards!

a said...

diet, diet- ano kayang mangyayari???

favorite ko talaga ito "healthy naman sya" dahil may carrots nga!

sarap...

Tin

Lani said...

CES:
Hirap talagang magpigil, kaya upakan na lang natin :)

I love tiramisu, share me naman the recipe (basta easy ha?)

EDEN:
Di mo pa approve iyong sa messenger, chat tayo minsan. How are you na, super lamig pa rin ba diyan?

TIN:
Sina-psyche ko na lang ang sarili ko, basta may vegetables ok na iyon :)

Take care all!

thess said...

kasalanang mortal talaga ang tumira sa kusina eh ha ha! Lani, nde ka nag iisa sa problemang 'mabigat' *wink*

ang ganda ng finished product mo, no wonder mister is proudly sharing them around..masarap lasa at tingnan!