Carrots 3 Ways #1 No Bake Carrot Bites
An ambitious purchase of a 5lb bag of carrots led me down many roads over the summer.
In an effort to get more families and singles in the kitchen, I'm always tryin' to think up ways to consolidate what I know and learned about cooking into a functional tool. So cooking and baking aren't seen as repetitive or boring but creative and useful.
Carrots can be roasted as a side or made in to a soup. Used in stir fry, curry and noodle dishes. We all know you can bake cake with 'em and here you'll learn how to make some fun no bake bites with a recipe you can adapt into pancakes and muffins. Made with real ingredients, here’s a natural path to breakfast, sweet treats and a feel good way to get the kids involved and in the kitchen. No heat required, just some patience as you stop, drop and roll your way into some nutritious and delicious alternatives to a standard breakfast or snack on the go!
These treats boast loads of Vitamin A and their MAIN INGREDIENT IS A VEGGIE! Not to mention the brain boosting beauty of the omega 3's found in the flax meal and walnuts. Fiber friendly and filled with oats and the sustaining protein power of chia seeds. Fat keeps us full and these are fortified with nut butter.
Who says snacking, sweeting and eating well is a bore? I say it makes me feel GOOD.
Give your mind and body a gift by making these soon.
Roll, sit, plate pretty + chew!
Pancakes and muffins to come!
- 1 c. Rolled Oats
- 1 c. Flax Meal
- ¼ c. Chia Seeds *optional, I like them for an extra filling energy and sneaky added nutrition
- ⅓ c. Walnuts
- ½ c. Maple Syrup, Raw Honey or Agave
- ⅓ c. Nut Butter *choose your own adventure, I did a sunflower and almond split
- 4 Large Carrots, grated in the food processor *this will net 5 cups of carrots, but I use 2.5 c. here as the other half will be reserved for your next day pancakes or muffins
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon
- ½ c. Sun Dried Raisins
- ½ c. Unsweetened coconut, ½ tsp. cinnamon and 1 tsp. coconut sugar for rolling
- Place all of the above ingredients in a food processor (except the raisins and ingredients for rolling) and process until completely combined
- Split batter in half for rolling these no bake bites and wrap the remaining batter in plastic wrap and place in the fridge over night
- Begin rolling batter into tablespoon sized balls
- Roll in coconut mixture
- Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks