Morning Glory Bars

Are you thinking "Really, Jane? More baked goods this week?" I'm sure my husband thinks that everyday when he gets home from work and sees the counters filled with cooling muffins, scones, and breads. I'm expecting baby #3 any minute now, so I'm baking up a storm to fill our freezer with easy-to-grab snacks. What would happen if I didn't? Late-night nursing sessions would be fueled by handfuls of chocolate chips.
I kid you not - I've been there.

On to Morning Glory Bars! I got this recipe from a in my mother's huge collection of cookbooks. (I'll check the title and link to it shortly) They are healthy and delicious, and my toddlers think it's cake - which is a nice bonus!

1 1/2 C flour
1 1/2 C bran cereal
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp all spice
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 egg
3/4 C yogurt
1/2 C brown sugar
1/3 C vegetable oil
2 Tbsp molasses (or honey could be used)
1 1/2 C grated carrot
1/2 C raisins

Combine flour, bran, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, all spice in a large bowl. Whisk together egg, yogurt, brown sugar, vegetable oil, and molasses. Combine wet and dry mixtures until just moistened, then stir in grated carrot and raisins. Spread mixture into a greased 9X13 baking dish and bake at 350` for 25-30 minutes or until springs back lightly when touched. Cool completely in pan before cutting into bars.


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