These little snacks are like bite-sized pieces of carrot cake! They're soft, a little chewy, and sweet, but not too sweet. They can be personalized with anything that suits your taste buds, from chocolate chips to dried fruit. Grab these as a to-go snack, sprinkle these on top of ice cream-like smoothies, or serve them on sundaes!

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Carrot Oat Balls [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Serves

12-16

Ingredients

  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free oats
  • 4-5 dates, soaked
  • 3 tablespoons water from the soaked dates
  • 1 tablespoons flax powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, plus 1–2 tablespoons liquid sweetener of choice
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ginger spice
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon nut or seed butter (optional)
  • Vegan chocolate chips (optional)
  • Dried fruit (optional)
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Preparation

  1. In a food processor, blend the oats until fine, then blend the carrots and the rest of the ingredients, including the nut/seed butter, if using, until combined.
  2. Take tablespoon-sized batter portions and roll into balls. If you’re doing variations fold in dried fruit or chocolate chips.
  3. Place in a loaf pan or freezer-friendly container.
  4. Store in the freezer until ready to eat. Let it defrost for a few minutes before serving.
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Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 485 | Total Carbs: 78 g | Total Fat: 20 g | Total Protein: 13 g | Total Sodium: 109 g | Total Sugar: 39 g (Per Serving) Calories: 30 | Carbs: 5 g | Fat: 1 g | Protein: 1 g | Sodium: 7 g | Sugar: 2 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.