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A carrot energy ball with a bit taken out of it on a plate.

Carrot Cake Energy Balls

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 20
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


These delicious energy balls take just minutes to make and taste like little bites of carrot cake. Enjoy these for a healthy snack anytime, at home or on-the-go.


  • 1 cup (100 g) rolled oats (use gluten-free certified if needed)
  • 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


  1. Blend Oats: Add the oats to a food processor and blend briefly to break them down into a grainy consistency.
  2. Make the Dough: Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until it forms a thick, sticky dough. If it’s not sticking together, add 1 tbsp of warm water and process again.
  3. Roll: Use your hands to roll the mixture into approximately 20 energy balls. You can use a small cookie scoop to help get them evenly sized. They should be about 1 heaping tablespoon each.
  4. Serve: You can roll your balls in extra shredded coconut, coconut sugar or drizzle with melted coconut butter to make a “glaze” and enjoy. Store the balls in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


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.

Use a kitchen scale to measure ingredients for best results.

For more carrot cake flavour, add 1/2 tsp ginger and 1/4 tsp nutmeg to the mixture.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 94
  • Sugar: 14 g
  • Sodium: 5 mg
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 1 g

Keywords: carrot cake balls, carrot cake energy bites