carrot cake recipe

Carrot Cake Balls

   In the  fall there are lots of articles, recipes and pictures of sugary treats. It can be hard not to indulge. Try this recipe for a healthy snack that tastes like carrot cake.  This recipe is easy as long as you have a food processor.  For best taste, use whole Medjool dates.  

Carrot Cake Energy Balls

2 small or 3 large carrots

1 cup pitted dates

1 ¼ cup pecans or walnuts

1 tsp. vanilla

2 tsp. cinnamon

¼ tsp. sea salt

1 Tbl. virgin coconut oil, melted

½ tsp. nutmeg (optional)

¼ tsp. ginger (optional)

½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes

Peel the carrots and slice in a food processor. With the food processor chopping blade, process the dates and carrots until they are in fine pieces. Add the nuts and process again until it becomes a relatively smooth paste. Add the remaining ingredients e and process until well blended. Form balls with 1 inch melon baller (or by hand). Refrigerate 30 minutes to firm. Store in covered container in refrigerator.

Makes about 24 balls.

adapted from Mark Hyman, M.D.

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