1 cup packed medjool dates (if not soft, soak in water for 30 minutes and drain)
1/4 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.