Carrot Cake Energy Balls
These carrot cake energy balls are about to become your new favourite snack! You only need 4 ingredients plus cinnamon and sea salt to make them, they’re vegan, gluten-free, nut-free with no added sugar and they taste amazing.
Make Energy Balls or Bars!
You can roll this carrot cake “batter” up into energy balls or press it into a pan to make energy bars. I like rolling it into balls so I have pre-portioned snacks but bars are great too! To make bars, simply line a pan with wax paper, parchment paper or saran, press the dough into the pan, place in the fridge until firm and then lift out and cut into bars. You can use a loaf pan for thick bars or press it into a square baking pan for thinner bars.
Raw Carrot Cake Granola or “Rawnola”
Another way to use this recipe is to press and crumble the batter into bits so it resembles chunky carrot cake “rawnola.” My favourite way to use this is crumbled over smoothie bowls or into banana ice cream. It’s seriously amazing. For more deets on rawnola check out my green smoothie bowl with 2-ingredient raw granola! It’s seriously amazing, give it a try!
Carrot Cake Energy Balls
Love carrot cake? YOU WILL LOVE THESE BALLS! You only need rolled oats, dates, raw carrot, coconut and optional (but recommend) cinnamon and sea salt, that’s it. For such simple, everyday ingredients, the flavour of these energy balls is outstanding.
All you need to do is toss everything in a food processor or high-speed blender, blend ‘er up and roll the dough into balls, whilst trying not to eat it all as you roll. Store them in the fridge or freezer for quick and tasty treat anytime you need one!
They’re energizing, flavourful, naturally sweetened with dates and contain extra nutrition from that sneaky carrot.
- It’s important to use soft, moist dates in this recipe. If your dates are very dry they won’t bind the dough. Soak dry dates in hot water for 10 minutes and drain well before using.
- Use a kitchen scale to measure ingredients for best results.
- A food processor works best but you can use a high-speed blender such as a Vitamix or Blendtec if needed.
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- 1 cup (100 g) rolled oats
- 2 cups (450 g) tightly packed, soft pitted dates
- 3/4 cup (75 g, approx. 1 medium carrot) lightly packed, finely grated carrot
- 1 cup (70 g) unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- Add the oats to a food processor or high-speed blender and pulse a few times to break them down a bit.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until it forms a thick dough.
- Roll into approximately 21 balls.
- Store in the fridge or freezer in an airtight container.
It’s important to use soft, fresh dates in this recipe. If your dates are dry, soak them in hot water for 10 minutes then drain well before using.
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