This might not be your grandma’s carrot cake that won a blue ribbon at the county fair every year, but it’s a healthy alternative that will satisfy your sweet tooth and give you far more nutrients than her cake and cream cheese frosting ever did.
These carrot cake bites are actually pretty damn good. Crispy on the outside, soft and spongey on the inside. The grated carrot is probably going to get stuck in your teeth, but that’s what floss is for, so eat your damn vegetables. Not only will they provide you with a ton of carotene to improve your vision, but they can make your skin healthier and keep your teeth and gums strong. Dad, are you listening?
Almonds in their natural state are packed with way more nutrients than almond milk, so you’re in luck with this one. Not only are they full of protein, but they provide almost half of your daily value of biotin. What, exactly, is biotin? I’m glad you asked, because I didn’t have a clue, either. Apparently, it’s a vitamin that helps balance your blood sugar and promote healthy skin.
Now on to the fun, tasty stuff. Shredded coconut. Delicious, nutritious, and… also gets stuck in your teeth. Thankfully, it’s got, like, a BUNCH of fiber in it, as well as magnesium, potassium, and calcium to keep those bones dense. Again, Dad are you listening? Fiber! I don’t want to hear about your constipation anymore. Got it?
You don’t have to worry about scurvy(My dad had scurvy once. When he came over to America in 1492.) if you put currants into this recipe – especially if you use blackcurrants. They have FOUR times the amount of vitamin C as oranges. They’re pretty tart, though, so you’ll definitely want that maple syrup to balance it out.
While maple syrup may make you raise an eyebrow, kindly keep your judgement to yourself for a second. It comes from a tree, so it can’t be THAT bad, right? I kid, but seriously, it’s actually got a lot of potassium, zinc, thiamin, and riboflavin.
Finally, let’s talk about those spices. That’s what makes this a “carrot cake,” right? Cinnamon protects your heart, helps fight diabetes, and is an anti-inflammatory. Both nutmeg and ginger help with indigestion, so you won’t have to worry about these bites wreaking havoc on your stomach.
What are you waiting for? Give these tasty treats a try.
A delicious treat that doubles as a healthy snack and dessert in one.
Raw Carrot Cake Bites Recipe
1 Carrot, medium size
¼ Cup Almonds
½ Cup shredded coconut + ¼ Cup for Coating
2 T currants
2 T maple syrup
1 ½ tsp Coconut Oil
1 ½ tsp Cinnamon
¼ tsp Nutmeg
¼ tsp Ginger
- Grate the carrot
- Process the almonds and walnuts in a food processor until ground.
- Add the ½ cup of shredded coconut along with currants, maple syrup, coconut oil, cinnamon, nutmeg & ginger to the food processor and process to combine.
- Form the mixture into 10 balls and roll them in the remaining ¼ cup of coconut.
- Dehydrate for 4 hours or place in the oven on low for 30 minutes if you do not have a dehydrator until the outside is crispy but the middle is still soft.
Freshness: Two weeks
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