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carrot cake energy bites stacked on small plate
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Carrot cake energy bites

These carrot cake energy bites are tasty and really easy to make, you'd never know how healthy the ingredients are!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 15 small
Calories: 44kcal
Author: Caroline's Cooking
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Ingredients

  • ¼ cup quick oats 25g one minute oats
  • ¼ cup walnut pieces 28g
  • 2 oz carrot 60g, 1 medium
  • 2 oz medjool dates 60g, pitted
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

To top (optional)

  • 1 ½ tbsp cream cheese or vegan cream cheese for vegan version
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp Greek yogurt or omit for vegan version

Instructions

  • Place the oats and walnuts in the food processor and pulse a few times until you get a coarse breadcrumb-like texture.
  • Finely grate the carrot, break the dates into pieces and add both to the food processor along with the cinnamon and ginger. Pulse a few times to combine.
  • Melt the coconut oil and allow it to cool slightly then add to the food processor, pulse to combine. Take small scoops of the mixture (I used my ½tbsp measure) and roll it in to balls, flattened slightly.
  • For the topping, blend together the cream cheese, maple syrup and yogurt until well combined and smooth. Dab or pipe a little of the mixture on top of each of the energy bites. Store in the refrigerator - they should keep a few days (although I have only been able to test a day, they go too quick!).

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Nutrition

Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 51mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 655IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.1mg