Thursday, December 22, 2011

Festive Zucchini Cranberry Bars

If you want a festive bar for your cookie tray you just found it! A fast and delicious bar cake!


2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups shredded zucchini leaving some of the skin or all for the green color to come through better)
1 cup coursely chopped in food processor fresh cranberries
2 cups flour
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup oatmeal (regular or instant)

 Beat all wet ingredients in a large bowl till blended together.Place all rest of the dry  ingredients into the same  bowl and blend for one minute except the zucchini and cranberries. Fold them in.  Pour into brownie size pan or 13x9 pan ( I like my cake thick and high) . Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

12 comments:

Federica said...

I know a chocolate-zucchini cake, it's delicious. I'm curious to try these bars with cranberries, I like this unusual combination. Bye, have a great day

Greg said...

I think you should write a cook book about adding veggies to baked goods. You seem to have the formula down. Mothers everywhere will be happy because you are getting their kids to eat their veggies.

Greg said...

I think you should write a cook book about adding veggies to baked goods. You seem to have the formula down. Mothers everywhere will be happy because you are getting their kids to eat their veggies.

Elpiniki said...

This looks so delicious!
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Tina said...

I do not think I have ever seen a recipe for a bar with zucchini in it-very creative Claudia! The cranberries as well as the spices are a great selection of flavors to pair with the zucchini also. The extra bonus is that the flecks of colors in the finished product do have a festive look, perfect for the holidays.
You have really brought out some amazing recipes this year-so glad you are my friend! I look forward to seeing what you have in store for 2012! XOXO

Belinda @zomppa said...

Cute! These really are festive!

Lizzy said...

YUM, Claudia! That top picture is so tempting...I know I'd love these beautiful, moist, delicious bars!!! xo

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I love the zucchini in this! They sound wonderful, thanks!

Reeni said...

Love zucchini in baked goods! These look delectable!

anthony stemke said...

This is great, another good use for zucchini. Thanks.

Crunchy Creamy Sweet said...

Love it! I am a cranberry-holic, ya know :)Merry Christmas!

Cucina49 said...

Those look ridiculously moist and not too sweet. They could definitely have a place on my cookie tray!