21 Mar 2011

Carrot Walnut and Coconut Bars

        "Pure Indulgence" - This is how I would describe these yummy treats. The blend of flavours and the crunch of the walnuts is pure pleasure in every bite ......

       
        Baking these goodies happened by accident. One lazy afternoon about a month ago as I was flipping through a "Good Food" magazine [it was 2009 magazine  .... I don't remember the month], I had this intense sweet craving [multitasking at its best .... huh!!!!!].
        I didn't want to spend hours baking and nothing with cream or chocolate and then there was this recipe hidding in the last few pages....
        I wanted to try out these lovelies at once . These are super easy to make and keeps well for 2-3 days in an air tight container.They are the perfect partner for the afternoon tea or even better, it comes handy when u want to grab a bite during the morning rush hour...


Self raising flour: 250 gms.
Demerera sugar: 150 gms.
Carrots [peeled and grated]: 100 gms.
Sultanas: 70 gms.
Walnuts [chopped]: 50 gms
Dessicated Coconut: 75gms.


Cinnamon powder: 2 tsp.
Eggs [large]: 2.
Vanilla extract: 1/2 tsp.
Butter: 100 gms.
Oil:100 ml.
Square baking tin : 8 inches by 8 inches.


1..Heat oven to 180degrees /160 F/ Gas 4. Grease the base and sides of the baking tin and line the base.
2.Sift flour and cinnamon powder together twice. Stir in the grated carrots, sultanas, coconut, walnuts and sugar.
3.Mix gently until everything is combined.
4.In a seperate bowl beat the eggs, vanilla extract, melted butter and oil together until frothy.
5.Add this to the flour carrot mix and fold.


6.The final mix will appear like chapati dough but a little harder.
7.Transfer this onto the baking tin and smooth the surface.
8.Bake in the middle rack for 35-40 minutes until golden brown in colour and firm to touch.
9.Cool in the tin for 10 minutes and transfer onto a wire rack. Cool completely.


          I have reduced the measurements of certain ingredients as I don't prefer too much of the sweet taste. This was just right to satisfy the sweet cravings especially during mid-mornings.

The measurement of ingredients in the original recipe :
Demerera sugar : 300gms.
Sultanas : 100 gms.
Walnuts : 75 gms.
Dessicated coconut : 100 gms.
Also the baking tin used in the original recipe was 11inches/7 inches [28 cms by 18 cms]


          Anyways they tasted very good and the sweetness was just right.

Note: Please do go by the original measurements if u wish. Walnuts can be substituted for almonds or pecans and trying adding few chocolate chips for a variation.


Enjoy.....

Scribbled by Reva

46 comments:

Kurinji said...

Very tempting bars...
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Vimitha Anand said...

Love the crumbly texture... Looks so delicious... Would love it with a cuppa tea...

Amritha Kalyani said...

Coconut bars looks delicious. will def try this..

Harika's Kitchen said...

Lovely snack we can even have then as break fast yummy yummy bars.

Paaka Shaale said...

This is definitely a bar of health and goodness. Very yummy :)

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Wow...mouthwatering coconut bars...superb clicks too...

Sharmilee! :) said...

Coconut walnut carrot...all are my fav...and the bars looks sooo tempting that I so badly want to try it soon

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Excellent preparation dear. Great combination of coconut and walnut.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Shanavi said...

Wow..YUmmylicious Reva.. I want it so badly ...

Mélange said...

Can imagine how you would have enjoyed with this one..Awesome recipe.With that cinnamon,demarara,walnut combo itself its going to be divine..tempting clicks as usual Reva !!

Nithya said...

I can quite imagine the taste of the dish and have already started drooling. Awesome captures too :) classic

savitha ramesh said...

Delicious carrot bars.too goodto have and lovely presentation dear.hats off.

Reshmi said...

drooling over the pics... bars look so delicious!!!

Rachu said...

If i could grab some from my monitor , I would do it.. they look so so so appealing..
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Krithi's Kitchen said...

Love the nutty goodness... Looks so delectable an tempting.. Too good..

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Priya said...

Bars looks truly irresistible,fabulous and wonderful...Quite an interesting combo for bars..

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Delicious combination and bars look so inviting and very yummy !!

GEETHA ACHAL said...

மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது...சூப்பர்பாக இருக்கு...

Biny Anoop said...

treat to all my senses..........i m loving it

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Lovely looking bars.... Turned out perfect for u. Nice recipe. YUM!

Suman Singh said...

Wow, what a perfect combination of flavors..these bars looks really good and tempting one!

Malli said...

Reva,
Such Crumbly and decandant bars!!
Yumm:)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I recently tasted coconut walnut burfis, liked it,sure this will taste great too! Lovely clicks!

Divya Kudua said...

The combination sounds quite tempting..Thanks for sending these to my event!!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

There is an award for you in my blog...pls come and collect it..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Tempting and delicious bars,love the pics...very nice.

Sanjeeta kk said...

What a healthy looking bars, lovely snack for the kids.

Prathima Rao said...

These are yummy & delightful bars..;)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

G.Pavani said...

tempting n yummy sweet..

Swarnavalli Suresh said...

Hi Reva amzing clicks Love your Carrot coconut bars.. I'm already salivating..Lol

Mahi said...

The bars look yummy!

Kankana said...

they looks so tasty .. perfect for tea or coffee !!

Malar Gandhi said...

Innovative and healthy bars' love this kind of burfi...home-made guilt free

foodiecorner said...

nice to see u back after a break :) .. loved ur brownies, good for not- feeling-like-having-chocolate-days :)

Priya Sreeram said...

reva the pic screams-pure indulgence ! totally delish looking cuties

Now Serving said...

Raving about this Reva - LOOKS SO good! - Gimme!

Sridevi said...

Yummy bars, soft and crunchy. Love the green chrysanthemem also.

Sowmya said...

Nutty and delicious bars, great snack!

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Deepti said...

Nice combination of flavor n texture..Lovely shots tooo

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சிநேகிதி said...

Very tempting.......:-)

PriyaVaasu said...

Healthy n Yummy Bars Reva!!! I so in love with your clicks!!!!Awesome!!!!i have an award waiting for you in my space!!! pls collect them!!!

saffronstreaks said...

you are right Reva, these are pure indulgence. even I often refer to good food for my baking dishes.
absolutely inviting and scrumptious

Jay said...

Awesome Reva..you do have a variety collection of recipes...
Tasty Appetite

Now Serving said...

Reva, it should work now dear - please retry - I have reset the dates
thanks for entering and have a wonderful weekend :)

Meaghan Luby said...

wow, coconut dream! i love this! i had bookmarked a bunch of recipes to get back and comment on post vacation and this was one i knew i needed to share some love on. thanks for sharing :)
-meg
@ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com

Rajdeep's Cookery said...

You awed me with your cliks and a beautiful page. Happy to connect with you!

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