Moist Carrot Cake Energy Balls Recipe (8 Ingredients, 25 Minutes) Snacks Breakfast Cookies Desserts Gluten-free Low Sodium Recipes

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Looking for a healthier way to satisfy your sweet tooth? Try these moist carrot cake energy balls. They're like a more nutritious carrot cake in cookie-like form. And just check out all the health benefits of carrots!

Pop one of these delicious carrot, date and pecan energy balls into your mouth and you're in for an energizing snackThese carrot cake cookie balls are super simple to make. They'll satisfy any sweet tooth with their dates, cinnamon and honey, but the addition of carrots and pecans (check out all the health benefits of pecans) also offers a gluten-free burst of energy anytime you need one.

To make this nutritious energy snack recipe you will need shredded carrots, chopped pecans, chopped dates, an egg white, cinnamon, honey, coconut flour (or regular flour) and ground flaxseed. These tasty treats are ready in only about 25 minutes!

Store these low-sodium nutritious, delicious date balls in the refrigerator for breakfast on the go or a quick afternoon snack. Keep some on hand for anytime you need a quick pick-me-up. We're pretty sure they'll put a pep in your step, even for dessert!

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes

Servings: 12

Ingredients

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Recipe Notes

  • The amount of energy balls depends on the size of the balls you make.
  • Not a fan of pecans? Try almonds, walnuts or cashews instead. 
  • Raisins could be substituted for the dates.
  • Maple syrup could be substituted for the honey.
  • If you don't have coconut flour, you can use all-purpose or gluten-free flour.
  • Refrigerate energy balls in an airtight container.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Combine the carrots, dates and pecans in a large mixing bowl. 
  2. In another small bowl, whip the egg white until frothy. Add it to the carrot mixture.
  3. Add the cinnamon, honey, flour and flaxseed. Mix well. 
  4. Form mixture into balls and place on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. 
  5. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 12 to 14 minutes. Allow to cool a few moments before serving. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 84

Total Fat: 5.8g

Saturated Fat: 0.9g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 19mg

Total Carbohydrate: 6.9g

Dietary Fiber: 2.6g

Total Sugars: 3.6g

Protein: 2.5g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 16mg

Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 100mg

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Comments (3)

Elisa Schmitz
Amazingly delish - I could use one right now! :-)
Terri Kendrick
These look really good!
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