Paleo Carrot Cake Bars that are also gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar free. These incredible grain-free carrot cake bars are a favorite of ours, and we hope they’ll be a new favorite of yours. They are healthy and filling and know one will ever know that these carrot cake bars are good for you.
Paleo Carrot Cake Bars
Do you have two bowls, ten minutes to prep, and thirty minutes to bake? If so, I recommend these Grain-Free Carrot Cake Bars as your go-to recipe. These bars are tender, and they taste like carrot cake without the extra ingredients or sugar.
We’ve been enjoying these Grain-Free Carrot Cake Bars for years. They are super filling, healthy, and they taste like carrot cake. I’ve even been known to top these bars with a little frosting and serve them as actual cake. But don’t tell my kids that.
Carrot cake is one of my father’s favorite desserts. It’s also a favorite of mine. My mom wasn’t really into baking and my family ate out a lot so whenever we wanted a carrot cake my mom would pick up a whole one from the store.
I remember the carrot cakes we used to get were really dense, had tons of nuts and raisins in them and were smothered in a cream cheese frosting. Delicious.
This grain-free carrot cake bar recipe is really quite simple and uses only ten ingredients. It’s not a full cake, but it has all the same great qualities of the cake version, and remember it’s healthy.
No grains, refined-sugar, and it’s loaded with healthy fats and protien. Something I am trying to incorporate more into my family’s eating.
How to make paleo carrot bars
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk almond flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg; set aside.
- In a separate medium mixing bowl, mix eggs, oil, and maple syrup.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until combined.
- Stir in carrots and chopped pecans.
- Spoon batter into your prepared 8X8 pan.
- Bake as directed.
These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes only. See the printable recipe card below for the entire recipe.
Every carrot cake has the potential to be healthy and nutritious so why not make it that way? These carrot cake bars are grain free, moist, flavorful, and satisfying. I haven’t tried adding in pineapple, but my Grain-Free Hummingbird is a similar recipe, developed from my Grain-Free Banana Everything Bars, and used pineapple to sweeten it.
You can serve these Grain-Free Carrot Cake Bars plain for a healthy breakfast or frost them with fresh whipped cream or coconut cream for a wonderful dessert. If you like this recipe you’ll love my Paleo Carrot Cake Muffins.
If you are looking for a good old fashioned Gluten-Free Carrot Cake I highly recommend you check out this Gluten-Free Carrot Cake from Fearless Dining. Don’t forget to stop back by and let me know what you think of this recipe!
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Serving Size: 1 bar
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 125Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 127mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g