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carrot cake energy balls

Carrot energy balls

Carrot cake

Today, I have the amazing carrot energy balls for you, which you can take to school, to a walk, to snack on for kids and adults, and they’ll be filling you with energy and nutritious elements. The whole family will love the carrot energy balls: the parents will love them because they’re ready in 10 minutes, they’re nutritious, and tasty, and the little hands will love them because they’re sweet, tasty, and go down in a single bite. The best thing though is that they don’t need baking (can be eaten raw), and they’re vegan, gluten-free snacks with just 5 ingredients! In our house, they disappeared in a single day; how long do you think they’ll last in yours?

Carrot energy balls

What are we going to need

  • Carrot. They’re the all-purpose vegetables, which the little hands took way too long to start eating, leading me through an exploratory journey of making fluffy carrot pancakes, carrot bars, and even carrot crackers. For this recipe, we’ll need them raw and finely grated.
  • Raisins. They work as a natural sweetener for this recipe. If you want to replace them, you can do so with dates or dried plums.
  • Oat flakes. I always choose whole-grain oat flakes. Alternatively, you can make the carrot energy balls with buckwheat. If you follow a strict gluten-free diet, then choose oats that clearly state they’re gluten free. Oats don’t have gluten, but if there’s no signage, then there might be traces.
  • Almond butter. Carrots are made to be dipped in almond butter, raw, like a stick. So, almond butter couldn’t be missing from this recipe. If you don’t use it, though, you can replace it with peanut butter, hazelnut butter, tahini, or homemade walnut butter.
  • Walnuts. We love them, and since they’re used in the carrot cake, how could they be missing from these energy balls?
  • Spices. Cinnamon and nutmeg. They’re favorites of ours, smell like autumn, and exactly what the energy balls need to remind us of our carrot cake.
  • Shredded coconut. As a topping.
carrot energy balls

Tips for successful carrot energy balls

  • If the raisins are too hard, you’ll need to soak them for 5–10 minutes in warm water, strain them, and then go on with the rest of the recipe.
  • Alternatively, you can use dates or plums instead of raisins as I wrote above, but you might need to soak these as well.
  • Carrots are used raw, and you don’t need to squeeze them dry.
  • The energy balls can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days, but you can also store them in the freezer.

How the little hands can help

  • Our little helpers can select and wash the carrots.
  • They can add the ingredients (which you’ll already have weighed and placed in front of them) and mix.
  • Older kids can read the recipe or weigh the ingredients themselves.
  • They’d love to form the energy balls and roll them over the coconut, so let them do it and have fun.
  • Of course, they’ll help tidy up the kitchen later.
carrot cake energy balls

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 150 g carrots (2 carrots)
 40 g raisins
 60 g oat flakes
 40 g almond butter
 50 g walnuts
 ¾ tsp cinnamon
  tsp nutmeg
Topping
  shredded coconut

1

Clean the carrots and grate them finely.

2

Add all the ingredients—the raisins, the oat flakes, the almond butter, and the walnuts—in the food processor and process them until homogenous.

3

Add the finely grated carrot and the spices and process the mixture for a little more.

4

Put the shredded coconut in a deep plate.

5

Wearing gloves, form the mixture into balls, and roll each through the coconut to cover them with it.

6

Place them for 3 hours in the fridge to grow firmer, or in the freezer for half an hour, and enjoy.

Ingredients

 150 g carrots (2 carrots)
 40 g raisins
 60 g oat flakes
 40 g almond butter
 50 g walnuts
 ¾ tsp cinnamon
  tsp nutmeg
Topping
  shredded coconut

Directions

1

Clean the carrots and grate them finely.

2

Add all the ingredients—the raisins, the oat flakes, the almond butter, and the walnuts—in the food processor and process them until homogenous.

3

Add the finely grated carrot and the spices and process the mixture for a little more.

4

Put the shredded coconut in a deep plate.

5

Wearing gloves, form the mixture into balls, and roll each through the coconut to cover them with it.

6

Place them for 3 hours in the fridge to grow firmer, or in the freezer for half an hour, and enjoy.

Carrot energy balls

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