R loves this recipe, and I love that he's getting a slew of healthful ingredients each times he enjoys them. Many mornings, these serve as an "appetizer" to his breakfast. They're also a great after-school snack or anytime snack.
Packed with ground nuts, flax, dried fruit and coconut, they offer a powerful nutrition punch!
No-Bake Carrot Cake Bites
(adapted from a Market District recipe)
2 large carrots, roughly chopped
1 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup walnuts
4 oz pitted dates (about 1/2 cup), roughly chopped
1/4 cup ground flax seed (flax meal)
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (plus extra for rolling, if desired)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon agave syrup or maple syrup
Place the carrots, almonds, walnuts and dates into a food processor and process until the ingredients resemble fine gravel or very coarse sand or pebbles.
Add the flax, coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg and agave/maple syrup and process until fully incorporated.
Pour into a bowl.
Shape into generous tablespoon balls.
If desired, pour a few tablespoons of extra shredded coconut into a shallow dish and roll each ball in the coconut before serving.
Makes about 2 1/2 dozen bites.
Life is sweet,