No-bake, why? Because we have no oven and I’ve always wanted to have quick bites at home whenever I want to snack or at least need enough energy for a few hours.
These bites will remind you how good carrot cakes are but even better cause they’re dairy free and you don’t need to bake them! That’s the best part because once you’re done you can actually eat them already.
Recipes are as follows:
1 cup chopped carrots (about 1 large)
4-6 tbsp coconut flour (or almond)
1 and 3/4 cup raw nuts
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp sea salt
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 pinch ground nutmeg
1/3 cup shredded coconut (for rolling)
You can also add in 1/4 cup of whatever dried fruit you want like raisins, cranberries, sultanas.
Add the carrots into a food processor and blend until finely chopped. Transfer to a bowl.
Return the bowl of the food processor back onto the base and add the pecans and coconut flour. Pulse to form a sandy texture. Add the dates and process again until a sand texture has formed. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until a dough comes together.
Shape the dough into tablespoon-sized balls. Repeat until all of the mixture has been used.
Place the shredded coconut 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.
Let me know if you’ve tried it! I’m thinking of making more energy bites too. Obviously, I’m a huge fan of whole, minimally processed foods and one who likes saving time and energy making them!
Love and light,
Photo by me.