I believe carrots are one of the most under utilized vegetable in fall desserts. Think about it. We make one dessert with it: carrot cake. There isn’t anything wrong with a nice carrot cake, but there is so much more we could be incorporating this humble orange edible stick into. 😉
I’m not a fan of raw desserts. For the reason that 95% of them are based around fats – nuts, oils, seeds, etc. To me, that is insane! Not to say healthy fats don’t have a place in our diet, but a dessert that is literally a fat bomb, not to many health benefits there. Also, who can honestly just each one? For me, I’m more on the scale, “a couple” to “the whole batch.”
Now, after saying I’m not fan of raw desserts, I would like to introduce my new favorite raw dessert, carrot cake bites. I am so pleased at the way they turned out! Using no oils, nuts, seeds, flours, or sugars, they are truly a miracle from Heaven. 🙂 Filled with all the classic flavors of carrot cake: cinnamon, raisins, carrots, and sweetened by a touch of maple syrup.
Some of my favorite highlights to these bites are:
- Perfect for any meal or snack
- One “Bowl”
- 100% Raw Vegan
- No Fats
- No Sugars
- No Hassle
Simply stick all the ingredients into a food processes (I used my Vita-mix), and blitz till combined! The “dough” will seem very loose, and not very sticky. Not to fear, roll them up (prepare for messy hands), stick them in the fridge (or freezer), and they will firm up. 🙂
I used Oatly’s plant-based milk for this particular recipe. I like their Oat Milk because it is thicker than most plant-based milk, and added a nice earthiness to these bites. If you don’t own any of this milk, I would substitute for a cashew milk.
- ¾c. carrots (grated)
- ¾c. gluten free oats
- ⅓c. flaked coconut (unsweetened + packed)
- ⅓c. ground flax seed
- 1T. chia seeds
- 1t. ground cinnamon
- ¼c. plant based milk (I used Oatly's Oat Milk)
- 2-3T. maple syrup
- ¼c. raisins
- Line a large plate with parchment paper, set aside.
- Place all the ingredients into a food processor of Vita-Mix and mix until combined (scraping down the sides as necessary).
- Using your hands, roll the mixture into 2T. sized balls. (The dough will be loose) Place onto prepared plate.
- Refrigerate for 4-6hrs. or flash freeze for 2hrs. before serving.
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