Ingredient List
For the bars:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups peeled, finely shredded carrots
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup sweetened coconut
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
For the garnish:
  • Confectioners’ sugar, optional
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, wheat germ, baking powder and salt. Whisk well to blend; set aside.

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle, beat sugar, honey and butter until light and fluffy, 3 – 4 minutes. Scrape bowl.

  • Add carrots, eggs and vanilla. Beat well on low speed, about 2 minutes.

  • Gradually add flour mixture to carrot mixture; blend well. Stir in coconut and pecans.

  • Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 23 – 25 minutes. Cool in pan on rack. Cut into bars and dust with confectioners’ sugar, if desired.

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