If you’ve read my other blog posts, you’ll notice that I love a good energy bite. U
These bites are easy to throw together and I’ve even created a little glaze if you want to make your bites all fancy. They kind of become more like a Carrot Cake Timbit once you add the glaze, and really there is no turning back.
Well, enough about my tastebuds and what they don’t like. Basically, these carrot cake bites made me feel all happy inside and I wanted to share them with ya. Spreading happiness around the world, one energy bite at a time.
check out my other fav energy bites: chocolate + PB and my turmeric ones. I’m also dying to try The First Mess’s Raw Carrot Cake Slice, looks freakin’ amazing!
carrot cake bites
- 1 cup MEDJOOL DATES
- 1/2 cup RAW CASHEWS
- 1/2 cup PECANS
- 1/2 cup SHREDDED COCONUT
- 1 cup SHREDDED CARROT (about 1 carrot)
- 1/2 cup COCONUT FLOUR
- 1/2 tsp CINNAMON
- 1/2 tsp NUTMEG
- 1/4 tsp GINGER
- 1/4 tsp SEA SALT
- 1 tsp LEMON ZEST (omit if you are making the glaze)
- 2 tbsp COCONUT OIL (melted)
- 2 tbsp MAPLE SYRUP
- 1/2 tsp VANILLA
- 1 tsp LEMON ZEST
- 1-2 tbsp COCONUT CREAM (the thick white cream from a can of full-fat coconut milk- save the rest for your smoothies!)
- Combine all ingredients for the carrot cake mixture together in a food processor. Process until well combined should be sticky but forms and holds nicely together when rolled into balls. If the batter is too sticky, add more coconut flour- a little at a time. Roll into ~18-20 balls and place in the fridge to set.
- Meanwhile, prepare the glaze. Add the coconut oil to a pan on medium-low heat. Once melted remove from the stove and add the rest of the glaze ingredients. Whisk until smooth.
- Remove the carrot cake bites from the fridge and dip them into the glaze, one at a time. Place on a lined plate and put the bites back in the fridge, once they have been dipped. You can also roll the bites into coconut or pieces of nuts. Continue dipping all the bites into the glaze and then placing them in the fridge. (FYI the bites are great without the glaze too- so the choice is totally up to you). Store in the fridge and enjoy!
I can’t wait to try these! I’m noticed there’s no honey, syrup etc in the balls, do the dates give it the sweetness? I’ve never tried those types of dates but definitely will! Traditional carrot cake has so much sugar in it I think this looks like an awesome healthy way to get your fix!
Yeah! The dates make it sweet! You can also test the batter as you go. So if you want them to be a bit sweeter just add a little maple syrup (1Tablespoon). If you are going to make the glaze then that will add more sweetness to it too. I found the dates made it perfectly sweet! Have fun making these and thanks for the love 🙂