Moist, chewy and over flowing with carrot cake flavors Carrot Cake Bites. These bites are no bake and require only 15 minutes of prep time. Congrats, you just found a healthy way to eat your Carrot Cake!
Do you still have leftover carrots sitting in your fridge after Easter?
Are you scared of
eating baking a big fat loaded carrot cake right now?
And you are looking for a guilt free snack for that 3 pm craving???
I got you covered!
Energy Bites Texture:
Did you look at that texture? ⇑⇑⇑
- They are chewy from oats, creamy from almond flour, flavor packed from carrots and are sweetened with a little honey.
- Oh and generously rolled in C-O-C-O-N-U-T! With a little trick to easily stick coconut on these carrot balls (more on that in a minute).
Ingredients for Carrot cake energy bites
These recipe is super versatile. Check out all my substitution options and go with what you have on hand.
- Freshly grated Carrots: You can also pulse them in food processor if you like.
- Coconut flour: Oats/ almond flour can be substituted in equal amount here.
- Oats Flour: You can leave the oats flour out and replace it with more almond flour. But I love the chewiness oats add to these bites.
- Some Honey: If you are vegan use maple syrup instead of honey, both in the recipe and for rolling them in coconut flakes.
- Spices: Optional, but highly recommended.
How to make
Carrot Cake energy bites
We are keeping things as easy as possible. Also using minimum and clean ingredients.
You can simply mix everything with a spatula. Or if little chunks of carrots in these energy bites isn't your thing, you can quickly pulse everything in a food processor. Delicious, both ways!
- I chose to quickly grate my carrots and mix all the 3 flours, honey, carrot and some spices together.
- Then we will roll these cute little carrot cake energy bites.
Trick to easily stick coconut flakes to carrot cake bites:
It took me forever to stick shredded coconut to these energy bites. Then I tried rolling the balls in little honey first and coated them with coconut then!
Works like a charm!
Also if you find coconut flakes are a little to long, you can roughly cut them using a knife. They stick so much better this way!
So easy to put together, don't even require to turn that oven on and these carrot cake energy bites taste like a carrot cake. Pinky swear!
Are Energy Bites good for you?
Well, yes! These are loaded with a ton of protein, fiber and good for you fats.
Snack on them, enjoy them as a dessert after dinner. ZERO GUILT every single time!
These carrot cake bites are known by so many names!
Call them Carrot Cake Energy Balls. Mini Carrot Cake Bites. No Bake Energy Bites or Raw Carrot Cake Bites! I leave that up t0 ya!
PERFECT little Carrot cake balls if you will!
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Carrot Cake Bites
- 2 Tbsp Oats flour
- ¼ Cup Coconut flour
- 1 Cup (128 gms) Almond flour
- 3 Tbsp Honey (or maple syrup, if vegan)
- ½ cup (60 gms) Carrots (Grated)
- ½ tsp Spices (I use ¼ tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp cardamom, ¼ tsp ginger, a big pinch of nutmeg)
For coating the Energy Bites
- ½ Cup Coconut Flakes (I used unsweetened)
- 1 Tbsp Honey
- Mix all the ingredients- carrots, honey, spices, coconut, oats and almond flour in a mixing bowl and stir together using a spatula. Stir till the mixture starts coming together.
- Alternatively you can process all the ingredients in a food processor till the mixture sticks together. But the dough shouldn't get too sticky or wet!
- Roll the dough between your hands into 6 balls.
- Take some honey in a plate and roll these balls lightly in it before coating with coconut.
- Store bites in refrigerator. Enjoy!
- Always store these Energy Bites in refrigerator. These will stay goof for up to a week.
- For longer storage, you may freeze them for a month. Thaw over night in the refrigerator or on counter top for a few hours before enjoying.
- Coating the bites with honey before rolling them in coconut flakes makes the task super easy.
- Use maple syrup instead of honey if you are vegan.
Slightly adapted from Quakeroats.com