Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Healthy Carrot Cake Bites


Who doesn't love carrot cake?  These tasty little bites are meant to give you the carrot cake experience without all the calories and bake time!  Make a batch and pop a few in a plastic bag for a snack for the kids or a mid afternoon snack at work for yourself!  They're easy to make, taste great and include nutrient-rich carrots, oats, dates and walnuts!  After I made these, I popped one in my mouth, some into the fridge and some into the oven at 350 for about 12 minutes...and I must say depending on your taste buds, they're all delicious-- just depends on your mood :-)



Ingredients:
1 cup baby carrots
1/4 cup raisins plus 2 tablespoons extra
1/3 cup dates
2/3 cup old-fashioned uncooked oats plus 2 tablespoons extra
1/4 cup walnuts
1-2 tablespoons brown sugar or 1 tablespoon agave
Pinch  of salt
Pinch of vanilla
Few shakes of cinnamon

Directions:
1. Place carrots into food processor and pulse until finely grated.  Add all other ingredients and process together until mixture becomes a "dough" you can shape.

2.  Place "dough" into a bowl, add 2 tablespoons oats and raisins and combine ingredients well.  Shape into twelve balls approximately 1 inch in diameter.

3.  Enjoy at room temperature, refrigerated or baked at 350 for ~12 minutes.

1 comment:

Michael Smith said...

Whatever it is that they do to their kale leaves me thinking about it for days. The Veggie options are great, and lots to choose from. Amanda .k