Carrot Cake Bites

Sometimes I find myself in the mood for a sweet snack but not too sweet.  I stumbled upon this little gem from Oh She Glows and knew I had to make it immediately.  It’s the perfect bite sized snack with just the right amount of sweet,  salt, and of course a healthy component (carrots! raisins!).

Below is my version of the recipe with a few changes, mainly due to the fact that I did not have all of the ingredients on hand and was too lazy to go to the store.  Such is life.

Carrot Cake Bites  (adapted from Oh She Glows)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup regular oats
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots, packed
  • 1/4 cup raisins, soaked in water overnight
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

*Note: The original recipe calls for walnuts which I had to omit because I am unfortunately allergic.  I think pecans would bring a nice nutty texture to this recipe.

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F and line 1 baking sheet with parchment paper. Whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and oats in a large bowl. Add in the coconut, raisins, and shredded carrots. In a small bowl mix the maple syrup, agave nectar, vanilla, and ground ginger. Add this to the flour mixture and stir until combined.

Drop about 1 heaping tablespoon of dough onto lined baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie. Shape into a ball with hands. Bake for about 12 minutes and cool for 10 minutes on a baking rack.

Yield 12-15 cookies depending on how big your scoops are.

Delicious goodness in one little bite!

Devour. Eat. Repeat.

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