Satisfy your carrot cake craving without all the extra fat and calories, These raw Carrot Cake Bites are super easy to make in your food processor in just 10 minutes, with no oil and no added sugar!
I’m not really a cake person, but carrot cake has always been an exception. I love the comforting flavors, hints of cinnamon and nutmeg, and of course the pretty orange color from the carrots. Just perfection!
However…carrot cake is normally high in fat and also takes WAY too much time to make. So in those moments when I’m craving that carrot cake flavor but don’t want to do all the work, these Carrot Cake Bites are the perfect alternative. I eat them for dessert, breakfast, or as a snack.
How to make these Carrot Cake Bites:
To make these bites, first add the walnuts, oats and ground flax seed to a food processor and process until fine.
Next add the shredded carrots and blend again for 10 seconds. Stir and add the coconut flakes, dates, nutmeg and cinnamon. Process until blended.
Finally, using your hands, form into balls and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Makes 12 balls.
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- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/3 cup oats - gluten free if desired
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seed - I recommend using whole flax seeds and grinding them yourself using a coffee grinder*
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 cup packed medjool dates - if not soft, soak in water for 30 minutes and drain
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Add walnuts, oats and ground flax seed to a food processor. Process until fine. Add shredded carrots and blend again for 10 seconds. Stir and add coconut flakes, dates, nutmeg and cinnamon. Process until blended.
- Using your hands, form into balls and refrigerate in an airtight container. Makes 12 balls.
- *For the flax seeds, I recommend using whole flax seeds to start, and grind them using a small coffee grinder. Pre-packaged ground flax seed can also work, but once ground, they have a short shelf life and are also not as healthy. I always keep a jar of whole flax seeds in my fridge that I can grind at any time.
- If you don’t have flax seed on hand, you can also use chia seeds.
- Make sure you are using a food processor for this recipe, and not a blender. A blender will not have enough surface area for the ingredients to move around.