Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

A healthy sweet treat that I've been making since I could bake.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a small bowl, sift flour, non-fat dry milk, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix oil, molasses,and water.
  4. Add egg, brown sugar, and carrots.
  5. Add dry ingredients; mix well.
  6. Add the rolled oats and raisins; mix well.
  7. Pour into a greased 9-inch pan.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Cool for at least 15 minutes.
  10. Cut into 18 bars.
Most Helpful

We added 1/2 cup of walnuts to this one to give it a bit of crunch. Delicious!

DangerousWithKnives October 27, 2006

I too didn't find the molasses flavor to be too strong (though we too love molasses). I thought these were dense but had lovely flavor and texture. My husband has raved. My picky eater (age 4) wasn't a huge fan, though he took a few bites. I used regular oats (not quick cooking) and found that I had plenty of texture for my taste. Yum. Thanks!

ladypit July 29, 2004

Now, we love molasses, but these are delicious! I used mostly blackstrap (used up the last of it, so did have to top it off with some barbados), but I didn't find it terribly strong. I think that the oaty flavor and texture helps the molasses flavor from being overwhelming. I think the carrots probably help sweeten it up too, although they are pretty much undetecible in the dish. I love all the healthy things in here! Mine is actually a tad cakier and crumblier than I might like, so next time I will try this with whole wheat flour- I think it might be more delicious and even healthier, to boot! I only added half the amount of salt required. Next time I might add some nuts too- I found myself craving a bit more texture, but that might just be because of the cakiness. The oats give this nice little chewy bits, but honestly, next time, I might try putting in the 1/2 cup water as 1/2 cup warm water and letting the oats soak a bit. Just to try! I love the dark flavor of this with the bits of raisins and the pretty pale oats! We loved it! Thanks for posting; I will make again!

Roosie July 18, 2004