In December, root vegetables such as carrots, are a Foods of the Month. One does not typically associate root vegetables with dessert, but we love the taste of carrot cake! There are many easy recipes to get the same flavors as carrot cake without loads of unhealthy butter and sugar. Our first idea features these small carrot cake bites that are packed with nuts for good fats, as well as a healthy dose of shredded carrots. The end result is a chewy, cinnamon-y bite of carrot cake goodness!
OrganWise Carrot Cake Bites
1 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup shredded carrots (you can buy pre-shredded carrots at the grocery store)
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped almonds
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/3 cup almond butter
2 tbsp. cup all natural maple syrup
- In a large mixing bowl, mix oats, shredded carrots, raisins, almonds, cinnamon, and nutmeg together.
- Next, add almond butter and maple syrup and mix together thoroughly.
- Refrigerate mixture for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- Remove from refrigerator and use a melon baller or a small spoon to create the bite size balls like in the picture below. They should be about 3/4 inches in diameter.
Makes approx. 20 servings.
For more healthy combinations of a similar recipe, check out our OrganWise Nut Nuggets from earlier this year!