These Vegan Carrot Cake Energy Balls are a quick healthy no-bake snack packed with delicious carrot cake flavor. Simple ingredients, less than 10 minutes to make. Naturally sweetened with dates.
THESE CARROT CAKE ENERGY BALLS ARE
- gluten-free (if you use certificate gluten-free oats)
- full of carrot cake flavor
- spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg
- naturally sweetened with dates
- quick and easy to make
- made with simple ingredients
- delicious on-the-go snack
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE CARROT CAKE ENERGY BALLS
You need the following ingredients to make these Vegan Carrot Cake Energy Balls (the exact measurements are in the recipe card below):
- Oats – I prefer to use quick oats because they are finer but you can use rolled oats (old-fashioned oats) as well. For a gluten-free version, use certificate gluten-free oats.
- Walnuts – Use good-quality walnuts. You can also use a walnut meal for this recipe, or substitute for any nuts (but you will ‘lose’ the carrot cake flavor).
- Shredded coconut – used in the energy balls and for the coating (which is optional). Use unsweetened shredded coconut.
- Ground cinnamon and nutmeg – Carrot cake spices.
- Sea salt – balances the sweetness.
- Dates – Use soft pitted dates. If your dates are a bit dry and not sticky, soak them in hot water for about 10 minutes and then drain them before blending.
- Carrots – Use finely grated carrots.
- Almond butter – helps to combine the ingredients. You can also use tahini or any nut butter.
Equipment you need:
- High-speed blender or food processor
- Kitchen scale – I like to use a kitchen scale to make sure the energy balls are all even, but you can skip this step.
HOW TO MAKE NO-BAKE VEGAN CARROT CAKE ENERGY BALLS
You will find the instructions and ingredients list in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
Making these Carrot Cake Balls is super easy and comes with 3 following steps:
1. Step: Blend oats, walnuts, coconut, and spices
To the food processor or high-speed blender, add oats, walnuts (or walnut meal), shredded coconut, ground cinnamon, a pinch of ground nutmeg, and a pinch of sea salt. Blend until it’s finely ground.
2. Step: Add dates, grated carrots, and almond butter and blend
Next, add soft dates, grated carrots, and almond butter to the blender and blend for about 30 seconds until it all combines and the mixture sticks together.
3. Step: Roll out the balls
Roll out 12 balls by hands from the mixture (for even balls, use kitchen scale – 1 ball should weigh about 22g/0,8oz). Then roll each ball into the shredded coconut to coat (optional).
Enjoy immediately or refrigerate in the fridge to firm up.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
HOW TO STORE ENERGY BALLS?
Store the energy balls in an airtight container in the fridge.
HOW LONG DO CARROT CAKE ENERGY BALLS LAST?
These carrot cake energy balls will last in the fridge for up to 7 days (if they last that long).
CAN I FREEZE ENERGY BALLS?
Yes, they can be freeze for up to 3 months. Store them in an airtight container or ziplock freezer bag and place them into the freezer. Then just let them thaw for a few minutes before eating.
IF YOU LIKE THIS RECIPE, MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE FOLLOWING:
- Coffee Bliss Balls
- Carrot Cake Overnight Oats
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats
- Peanut Butter Protein Bars
- Chocolate Protein Smoothie Bowl
- Maple Pecan Granola
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VEGAN CARROT CAKE ENERGY BALLS
- ¾ cup (67g) quick oats*
- ½ cup (50g) raw walnuts, halved
- 2 tbsp (9g) shredded coconut + extra for coating
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- pinch of ground nutmeg
- pinch of sea salt
- 100 g (2/5 cup/ 3,5oz) soft dates**
- ½ cup (50g) carrots, finely grated
- 1 tbsp (15g) almond butter***
- To the food processor or high-speed blender, add oats, walnuts, shredded coconut, ground cinnamon, a pinch of ground nutmeg, and a pinch of sea salt. Blend until it’s finely ground.
- Next, add soft dates, grated carrots, and almond butter and blend for about 30 seconds until it all combines and the mixture sticks together.
- Roll out 12 balls by hands from the mixture (for even balls, use kitchen scale – 1 ball should weigh about 22g/0,8oz). Then roll each ball into the shredded coconut to coat (optional).
- Enjoy immediately or refrigerate in the fridge to firm up.
Storage:These carrot cake energy balls will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days. Please read my blog post above for tips and helpful information.
Serving: 1 ball / Calories: 87kcal / Total Fat: 4,4g / Saturated Fat: 0,9g / Cholesterol: 0mg / Total Carbohydrate: 11,5g / Fiber: 2,0g / Sugar: 5,8g / Protein: 1,9g / Sodium: 16mg / Potassium: 121mg / Iron: 0,5mg