Raw Carrot Cake Balls Recipe

These little carrot cake Larabar style balls have a fruit and nut base, with the addition of fresh carrot, coconut and cinnamon and nutmeg. All the flavours of my favourite dessert, carrot cake, in a sweet little raw and gluten free ball. The best part? They are super easy to make. My older kids can even make them. Healthy, money saving and a kid friendly recipe, what’s not to love?!

If your dates are really dry, soak them in some hot water for a few minutes to plump them up a bit (drain first). Experiment with combinations of nuts; adding some walnuts give them more of a carrot cake flavour, but I prefer the texture of cashews.  Try some of each and see what you prefer, and make this recipe your own.

Enjoy!

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Raw Carrot Cake Balls

Yield: 12 balls

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup raw cashews, or combination cashews and walnuts
  • 1/2 cup dates
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup finely grated carrot
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Process all ingredients in food processor until a fine meal is formed.
  2. Form mixture into small (1") balls.
  3. Refrigerate a few hours or overnight.
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Maranda Carvell

Maranda Carvell is a Nutritionist and Weight Loss Coach helping people create healthy lifestyles they love, without diets or deprivation. She helps people reclaim their energy and manage their weight with ease with her Cut The CRAP 21 Day Whole Food Challenge and private weight loss coaching. She is best known for her simple and practical approach to nutrition, has been published on MindBodyGreen, in REDBOOK Magazine and was named one of 2015's Top Nutrition Blogs by the Institute For The Psychology of Eating.

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