Sunday, September 28, 2008


Ah, yes... Thank God It's Over. This homework weekend of Hell, that is! Now I'm fun and fancy free until... well, tomorrow. Then I get to work on putting together a presentation to teach my classmates about commercial deep-fryer use. Personally, I think that's a bit ironic, seeing as anything with any kind of oil is not on my ingestion list these days, but we shall see how it turns out!

In between spurts of essay writing and citation formatting this weekend, I did make some yummy savoury goodies for my school lunches this week (a new try-out and an old favourite), but the batteries in my trusty camera bit the dust when it came time to make them look pretty. Until I get my (or my mom's, as it were) butt to the store and pick up some more AA's, I'll settle with continuing my carrot re-cap from last week!

I think this recipe is actually my favourite use for carrots so far - a snack-style (AKA frosting-free) cake that's like a brownie in texture, but with all the rich, moist taste of a traditional carrot cake. I like to call them the redheads of the bar cookie family! The liberal sprinkling of chocolate chips on top of the pan doesn't hurt matters, either...

Just like the rest of the goodies I make on a regular basis, this pan of cakey goodness went in three directions: my mom's work, my dad's house and Andrew's stomach!

Redhead Bars
Serves 12
1/4 cup light margarine
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 medium, over-ripe banana, mashed
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup grated carrots
1/3 cup chopped chocolate (or chocolate chips)
  1. Preheat oven to 350, grease an 8" square pan.
  2. Beat margarine, sugar, vanilla and banana.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients except chocolate.
  4. Sprinkle chopped chocolate over mixture. Bake for 30 minutes.
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 133.9
Total Fat: 3.2 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 40.2 mg
Total Carbs: 25.9 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
Protein: 1.5 g


  1. This looks like a great breakfast, dessert, and snack.

    Pretty healthy, too.

  2. yes, this sounds fantastic! if only I had some of your carrots ;-)


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