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.
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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