These carrot cake energy bites are a tasty treat to fuel your body. Made with wholesome ingredients like oats, carrots, and nuts, these bites are a delicious and healthy snack to keep you going throughout the day.
Making energy bites are perfect to have on hand for busy mornings or mid-day cravings to satisfy your sweet tooth. These chocolate oatmeal bites or these pumpkin oatmeal bites are other favorites to try!
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Carrot cake bites are both delicious and nutritious. They are a great source of fiber, healthy fats, and are perfect for on-the-go snacks.
These bites are gluten-free (when using GF oats) and dairy-free, making them a great option for people with dietary restrictions.
Ingredients for Carrot Cake Balls
(makes about 24 bites)
Rolled oats – use old fashioned oats or quick cooking oats
Shredded carrots – I like to shred by own but you can buy pre-shredded as welll.
Raisins – You can substitute craisins as well.
Chopped almonds – I use a food processor or hand chopper to get them crushed finely.
Cinnamon, Cloves, Nutmeg
Almond butter – for binding the ingredients.
Maple syrup – Use the real stuff for the best flavors.
How to Make these Carrot Cake Bites
In a mixing bowl, mix together oats, shredded carrots, almonds, raisins, and cinnamon.
Add almond butter and maple syrup and mix together thoroughly.
Place mixture in the refrigerator for one hour.
Shape into one-inch bites.
- Add pitted dates – add ½ – 1 cup of dates. If using them, place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until blended completely. Then refrigerate and roll into balls.
- Swap of another kind of nut – Use shopped pecans instead of almonds.
- Swap the nut butter – Use cashew butter, sunflower butter, or even peanut butter if you don’t mind a more nutty flavor.
- Swap the sweetener – Use honey or agave syrup or even a sugar free alternative.
How to store energy bites?
Store these energy balls in the refrigerator in an airtight container in a singlel layer for for up to 4-5 days.
Can you freeze energy bites?
Yes! They are great to make ahead and freeze. Place the rolled balls in a freezer safe container and freeze for up to 2-3 months. I like to flash freeze them on a baking sheet for about an hour then place, then place them between parchment paper or wax paper to keep them from sticking together in the container.
Carrot Cake Energy Bites
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ½ cup shredded carrots
- ¼ cup raisins
- ¼ cup chopped almonds
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon cloves
- ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
- ⅓ cup almond butter
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- In a mixing bowl, mix together oats, shredded carrots, almonds, raisins, and spices.1 cup rolled oats, ½ cup shredded carrots, ¼ cup raisins, ¼ cup chopped almonds, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, ⅛ teaspoon cloves, ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
- Add almond butter and maple syrup and mix together thoroughly.⅓ cup almond butter, ¼ cup maple syrup
- Place mixture in the refrigerator for one hour.
- Shape into one-inch bites.
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Rose Marie A. Klavon
Can I freeze the carrot cake energy bitesl
Ok these are delicious and no doubt healthy, but a tip from me: if you buy shredded carrots, cut in half , if doing the shredding, go smaller. The carrots don’t seem to stick in with everything else. I used peanut butter and pecans .Those were my substitutes.
Chocolate almond butter would be good also. Slightly less calories too.
This are the most delicious energy bites, I made one batch and my husband just loved them. The next day I made a double batch. I used Adams Chunky Peanut butter and chopped unsalted peanuts instead of the Almond butter and chopped almonds. And only used cinnamon not the other spices.
Makes these all the time and sometimes use a mix of almond butter and peanut butter
That’s a great idea! So glad they are a hit!
I subbed peanut butter for almond butter, used dried apricots over raisins, 1/2 tsp nutmeg and 1/2 tsp cinnamon (didn’t have cloves) with a little kosher salt. It was absolutely delicious and a similar calorie count as the original recipe
Jeska | Brookie Recipe Mix
This recipe is pure deliciousness! I LOVE the presentation – YUM. I’m planning on trying it this weekend with the family.
Thanks for sharing with us Sherri!
How yummy! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can’t wait to see you next week!
Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party! Pinned & shared. I can’t wait to try your yummy recipe.
I added unsweetened coconut flakes. Thay taste amazing!
Sherri these are awesome, surely flavorful too. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo
Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
These look so good. They will be perfect for lunchbox snacks!!!
Have a great weekend x
p.s popping over from Weekend Potluck
Thank you for sharing! This snack is simple to make and tastes really good. Not to mention the guilt free feeling when eating them.
Melissa French, The More With Less Mom
We love to make healthy snacks, we take stuff like this when we go build fairy houses in the woods. Thanks for posting. Hello from Hearth and Soul Hop.
Oh goodness, bite sized and carrot cake sound like a dangerous combination to me!!!