The last time I had carrot cake was at a wedding last fall.
I’ve never been a huge fan of things made with cinnamon until recently. I never thought i’d ever order a chai latte in my life. It’s funny how our tastes change with time. Now, I can say that when carrot and cinnamon are combined together properly, they can make the most delicious sweet treats. Who doesn’t love a homemade carrot cake, especially when the icing is thick, made with love and isn’t too sweet. However, we can’t be reaching for a slice of this every time we’re in the mood for some carrot cake or else we’d have some serious problems.
Which is why i’m showing you a healthy version that will leave you satisfied (try mixing it with some plain greek yogourt and a dash of honey), and that comes in the most user-friendly format: energy bites.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I have never tried incorporating the pulp of a fruit before in any of my cooking. I heard it was worth a try. So I spent the afternoon making a yummy apple, ginger and carrot juice and keeping the carrot pulp for these babies. Way to make use of all your ingredients!
If you don’t have a juicer, I suggest you grate your carrots very finely and try that out. Its should be just as good.
- 1 tbsp flax meal
- 1/2 cup chopped dates
- 1/4 cup carrot pulp
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1/2 cup coconut shreds
- 1/2 cup oats
- In food processor mix flax, dates, carrot, honey and spices. Pulse until combined.
- Transfer to large bowl and add oats and coconut. Mix with hands to combine all ingredients. Cover and let refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Roll with hand into small bites. Store in airtight container in fridge until ready to eat.