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Raw Carrot Cake Bites with Goat Cheese Icing

These Raw Carrot Cake Bites are just in time for Easter! Made with whole oats, pecans, dates and honey, they're refined sugar and flour free!
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 28
Calories: 90kcal
Author: Kaylee Pauley

Ingredients

  • For the Raw Bites:
  • 12 large Medjool dates
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 3 large carrots peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp all spice
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 oz goat cheese
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 3/4 cup oats lightly pulsed in food processor
  • For the Icing:
  • 2 oz goat cheese softened
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

Instructions

  • Remove pits from dates.
  • Pulse dates and pecans in food processor until chopped medium fine.
  • Add carrots, oats, spices, hemp seeds, flax seeds, vanilla, 1 oz goat cheese and honey. Pulse 6 to 8 times or until ingredients are well blended.
  • Transfer date mixture from food processor to bowl and stir in remaining 3/4 light pulsed oats (see notes), stir to combine well.
  • Line a pan with parchment paper.
  • Roll mix into small balls (approx 28-30 depending on size) and place on lined pan, put in freezer for 30 minutes.
  • While cake bites are in the freezer, stir goat cheese, vanilla extract and maple syrup in small bowl with whisk until smooth.
  • Add icing to plastic bag and cut small hole in corner, then pipe or drizzle icing across each energy bite. Put back in freezer another 10 minutes to allow icing to harden, then serve!
  • Store in an airtight container up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Notes

After icing these as shown in the picture, I had a lot of icing left over so I added more to each bite, nutrition info includes using up all icing called for in the recipe, not just what is shown in pictures.
I lightly pulsed the second 3/4 cups of oats and added them back in at the end for some additional texture. If you prefer a smooth "cookie dough" texture, you can process these until they are a finer consistency.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.5g | Protein: 1.6g | Fat: 3.8g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 1.1mg | Sodium: 11.6mg | Fiber: 1.9g | Sugar: 8.4g