These healthy carrot bites remind you of an indulgent slice of cake, but are actually good for you. They’re vegan, no-bake and seriously delicious!
I love making energy balls because they’re portable, they’re easy, they’re delicious and they’re actually healthy! Just look at these nutrition facts: around 100 calories, 2g of protein, 4g of sugar and 2g of fiber. That’s better than most granola bars!
In order to keep things as traditional as possible with the flavor combo, use pecans, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The coconut and oats are in this recipe mostly for texture, but they also add a little sweetness. The peanut butter and dates both help to bind everything together, but they’re also awesome for flavor – the dates add a natural sweetness to the balls.
Vegan Carrot Bites Recipe
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- 1/2 cup pecans
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup dates
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/3 cup shredded coconut
1. Add the carrots into a food processor and blend until finely chopped. Transfer to a bowl.
2. Return the bowl of the food processor back onto the base and add the pecans and coconut. Pulse to form a sandy texture. Add the oats and dates and process again until a sand texture has formed. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until a dough comes together.
3. Shape the dough into tablespoon-sized balls. Repeat until all of the mixture has been used.
4. Place the shredded coocnut in a shallow dish and roll each ball in the coconut to coat it. Place balls in an airtight container and store in the fridge for 1 – 2 weeks.
If you’re not a big fan of carrots, you can find other types of no-bake vegan bites, like this one.
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