Flax-Carrot Bars

Preparation time:  15 minutes

Baking time:  40-50 minutes

Yield:  18 bars


  • 3 cups raw carrots, grated
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup pineapple, water packed, crushed, drained
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 medium eggs
  • ½ cup seedless raisins, not packed
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup ground Golden Valley Flax
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Combine carrots, sugars, raisins, canola oil, applesauce, pineapple, vanilla, and eggs in a large bowl.
  3. In separate bowl, mix together flour, Golden Valley Flax, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  4. Slowly add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and blend well.
  5. Stir in chopped walnuts.
  6. Coat 9×13 pan with non-stick spray.
  7. Pour batter in pan. Bake for about 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out mostly clean.  DO NOT OVERBAKE.
  8. Frost if desired with cream cheese frosting.
  9. Nuts can be omitted from the cake and use in or on top of the frosting.

Recipe may be found in The Amazing Flax Cookbook by Jane Reinhardt-Martin, RD,LD

Flax carrot bars
Flax carrot bars
Flax carrot bar ingredients
Flax carrot bar ingredients

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