When you’re in the mood for cake, there’s nothing but cake that can satisfy that craving – well apart from these no-bake, blender Carrot Cake Energy Balls. These super cakey protein-rich carrot cake protein balls are vegan, completely free of flour, grains, gluten and sugars and filled with nothing but yummy, nourishing goodness. And guess what…just 6 ingredients- say whaaaaaat!
I don’t normally put water-rich ingredients in my protein balls mainly to extend shelf-life and to store them without needing a fridge, but TBF these are meant to taste more like cake and tend to get eaten up faster than you can say Carrot Cake Energy Balls (though that is a bit of a mouthful to say!).
These are perfect for any occasion whether it be the gym, out and about, chilling at home…the list could go on – basically you just need to make them!
Questions about Carrot Cake Energy Balls
How to make Carrot Cake Energy Balls? To make Carrot Cake Energy Balls you will need to add pitted dates to a blender and blitz into small bits then remove. Next, to the blender add walnuts, cinnamon, and allspice until fine powder results. To a bowl add finely grated carrot, vanilla extract, the walnut powder, dates and almond flour. Combine with hands until even smooth, dough forms. Shape into balls and dust with coconut shavings. Keep stored in the refrigerator.
How to store energy balls? If energy balls have not had fresh fruit, milk or water added to them (or other such wet ingredients), they can be stored in an airtight container for a week. If they have had any of the above ingredients added, they will need to be stored in an airtight container in the fridge and can last for a week.
Toppings for Energy Balls Toppings for energy balls include: coconut shreds, crushed nuts, peanut butter, frosting, tahini and poppy seeds.
Carrot Cake Energy Ball Substitutions
The polenta can be replaced by almond flour or coconut flour if a grain-free version is preferred.
Any sugar can be used such as coconut, caster, stevia (sugar-free option) or 1 tbsp maple syrup.
All types of plank milk are suitable for this recipe.
These Carrot Cake Energy Balls are…
- Great snacks
Carrot Cake Energy Balls Recipe
Makes 25 balls
Ingredients for energy balls:
- 1 finely grated carrot
- 150g walnuts
- 150g pitted dates
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground allspice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 7 tbsp almond flour
- In a food processor, add the dates and blitz until a ball forms. Remove and set aside.
- Place the walnuts, cinnamon and allspice in the blender and blitz into a coarse powder.
- In a large bowl, combine the carrot, dates, vanilla extract and walnut powder and work ingredients together using hands.
- Slowly add the almond flour, a tablespoon at a time whilst forming into a smooth dough. It should get drier with the addition of the almond flour.
- Shape into roughly 25 balls and refrigerate.
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Big Thanks to…
Becks Lives Healthy for their inspiration in helping me to create this recipe. You can find their version here.