Carrot Oat Energy Bites
3 medium carrots
1 Cup oats
1 Cup sunflower seeds (optional chopped walnuts)
1/2 Cup dates
1 TBSP coconut oil or other light flavored oil
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger dried (optional)
Desiccated coconut for rolling
Place carrots in a sturdy food processor and blend until very finely chopped
Add remaining ingredients, excluding the desiccated coconut and blend until the mixture comes together into a large ball. This will take some time, 5 or so minutes of blending but be patient it will get there
Using a teaspoon form balls, the mixture will be quite sticky (because of the water content of the fresh carrot), but the texture improves once you roll in coconut. Get the kids involved they will love the mess
Roll the balls in desiccated coconut (Makes 50 balls)
Notes: The balls will be quite soft when first made as the mixture is quite warm for them blitzing. Refrigerate for a good few hours and this will improve immensely.
This recipe is wheat free but does contain traditional oats so is not gluten free.
Did you know?
Carrots contain vitamin A, antioxidants, and other nutrients. Evidence suggests that eating more antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, can help reduce the risks of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Carrots are also rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Go make these carrot oat energy bites and enjoy by yourself or with the family.