Grain Free Carrot Cake Energy Balls (#BacktoSchoolTreats)
Today’s the last day of July, can you believe it? Our city schools start going back next week! Where did the summer go??? Teachers reported back last week and although I work for a college that doesn’t have a true summer break, we share a parking lot with a high school that looks to be gearing up for students to head back. I feel like we just started the summer, don’t you? Soon, we’ll all be gathering school lunches and running around each morning trying to get everyone out the door on time. You’re going to need something to keep your energy up as you race around each morning! I’ve got the perfect snack for you then! This recipe for Grain Free Carrot Cake Energy Balls will keep you full and on top of your game during those busy mornings!
*This recipe has been generously sponsored by Taylor & Colledge and Sweets & Treats. All opinions are my own*
Energy balls are really the perfect pop-able snack, in my opinion! And these, these are paleo, gluten free, vegan, AND raw! Wow, they’re perfect for just about everyone, don’t you think? They’re also super high in fiber and protein. Whether you’re looking for a great Back-to-School breakfast, lunchbox snack, or something to fuel you on the go, these Carrot Cake Energy Balls are for you!
Know what else is great about these carrot cake energy balls? They literally take all of 10 minutes to make. Seriously, throw all the ingredients in a food processor and you’re good to go! And while we’re talking Back to School treats all this week, that doesn’t mean summer season is over yet. We’ve still got a couple of months yet before I want to turn on my oven, how about you? I have no interest in heating up my kitchen when temperatures are still in the 90’s. So, if you’re feeling the same way, give this great snack idea a shot! You’ll be in and out of the kitchen in no time at all!
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Grain Free Carrot Cake Energy Balls
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 2 scoops vegan protein powder
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1 tsp Taylor & Colledge vanilla bean paste
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- Shredded coconut for rolling
Using a food processor or hand grater, shred carrots finely. Squeeze water out of carrots and place back in food processor.
Add all other ingredients (except shredded coconut) to carrots in food processor and pulse to combine. Do not puree.
Scoop mixture by the tablespoon and roll into round balls. Roll balls in shredded coconut.
Refrigerate until ready to eat.
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Taylor & Colledge has been making award winning Vanilla products since 1897. As a family owned business, Taylor & Colledge has always been committed to the fair, ethical and sustainable sourcing of Vanilla. Over the years they have pioneered a number of country specific programs to support growers, their families and to make the vanilla industry more sustainable. They have also taken this knowledge and expertise and applied it to their full range of baking pastes. Whether it’s sourcing the finest peppermint (mentha piperita) to make the best Peppermint Oil, or using only real Almond Milk and Oil of Bitter Almond for their natural Almond Extract Paste, Taylor & Colledge is committed to transform your baking with premium quality pastes, made with only the finest ingredients from around the world.
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Ireland’s oldest family-owned food business is situated at the family mill in the Southeast of Ireland. Flahavan’s can trace its oat milling history back to 1785 and its expertise in producing naturally creamy oatmeal back over 230 years. A seven-generation family business, Flahavan’s is the bestselling oatmeal brand in Ireland, where people eat more oatmeal per capita than anywhere else in the world. Flahavan’s is a founding member of Origin Green, the first-ever national initiative to mandate 100% sustainability for food exports.
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Carrot Cake Energy Balls from Frugal & Fit
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Unicorn Poop Snack Mix from The Beard and The Baker
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Easy Peanut Butter Cereal Bars from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Maple No Bake Oatmeal Cookies from Kelly Lynn’s Sweets and Treats
School Colors Cupcakes from The Redhead Baker
Streusel Coffee Cake from Jolene’s Recipe Journal
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Apple, Vanilla Bean, and Caramel Smoothie from Our Good Life
Caramel Apple Chai Latte from Comfortably Domestic
Caramel Apple Smoothie from Home Sweet Homestead
Hot Caramel Apple Cream from Daily Recipes
Hot Caramel Apple Cider from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
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