When spending the majority of my time studying, it has become more relevant than ever to develop and create delicious healthy snacks. It really improves the quality of my day and sometimes productivity when I know that just within the next hour I’ll get an energy packed treat accompanied by a steaming cup of coffee.
One of my favourite treats so far has been these little carrot bites. They look adorable, has a perfect size, are easy to bring to the library and yes taste exactly like moist carrot cake batter – yum!
Dates are the sole sweetener in these and if you have a very sweet tooth you can add a couple extra. Coconut, carrots, nuts and seeds fills the bites with nutrients and they actually provides satiety and goes easy on the blood sugar. You can flirt around with spices and flavour them after your own preference. I found that the orange zest really boost the flavour and next time I’ll try adding fresh grated ginger as well.
So if you like me love a little treat even if it is for studying, after/before workout or as movie snacks these are highly recommended and may I add quite addictive!
Raw carrot cake cookie dough bites
Makes 28 bites
2 finely grated medium carrots (1,5 cup lightly packed)
3 Tbsp grated coconut (30 g)
10 small dates (120 g)
Zest from ½ organic orange
100 g walnut/almonds lightly roasted (omit roasting for completely raw bites)
50 g sunflower seeds
2 Tbsp coconut oil, soft (35 g)
1 Tbsp cinnamon
½ tsp cardamom
½ tsp vanilla
¼ tsp cloves
A pinch of salt
Ideas for coating
Almond & hazelnut flour
A little cinnamon dust
Add everything besides the carrots in a foodprocessor and blend until you have a well mixed dough. Add the carrots and pulse until the carrots are mixed into the dough, but still has some chunky texture.
Refrigerate for 1 hour and gently use your palms to shape small energy balls. Roll the balls in whatever crunch you prefer, I used grated coconut and ground almonds.
Pr. 100 g / pr. bite (20 g)
Kcal: 575 / 70
Carbs: 25 g / 4,9
Protein: 6 g / 1,2 g
Fat: 27 g / 5,4 g
Fiber: 5 g / 1 g