You’re going to love these carrot cake bites! They’re a perfect sweet snack when you want something healthy and tasty. Made with real carrots, pecans, and cinnamon the flavors taste like real carrot cake, only better for you.
These easy carrot cake balls are the perfect bite-sized treat. They stay soft and moist for days when stored properly and are perfect for when you want a diet-friendly pick-me-up or an after-workout snack.
These little sweets are made without refined sugars, and with just 7 ingredients including cashew butter, coconut flour, and carrot, making them packed full of protein and flavor.
What are carrot cake bites?
These no-cook carrot cake bites are a blend of finely ground ingredients that make a truly worthwhile round dessert. They look like a donut hole but taste like a carrot cake and bring in nutrients and low sugar goodness that make them acceptable for diets. It’s like a win-win-win situation and we can’t stop raving about them!
Ingredients you’ll need for Carrot Cake Bites:
- Cashew butter
- Coconut flour
- Powdered monk fruit
- Vanilla extract
- Grated carrot
- Ground pecans
For the exact measurements please see the recipe card below.
How to Make Carrot Cake Bites
In a large bowl, add your cashew butter, vanilla, and cinnamon.
Stir to combine.
Add in the powdered monk fruit and grated carrot, mix until smooth. It’s important that your carrot be finely ground so that you can achieve a smoother texture.
Add in the ground pecans and then stir until combined.
Add in the coconut flour and stir until you have a soft dough-like consistency.
Finally, roll your dough out into 24 equal-sized balls.
If desired, you can coat the balls with a dusting of coconut flour or shredded coconut.
What to use instead of Monkfruit. You can use powdered sugar or liquid stevia instead. If using liquid stevia, try using 1 teaspoon of it and then adding in more to taste.
Storage. These balls will last up to a week and still taste deliciously moist if kept in an airtight container in the fridge.
Is it safe to eat raw coconut flour?
Unlike regular all-purpose baking flour which is “raw” in its uncooked form, and unsafe to consume because it can lead to foodborne illnesses, coconut flour is perfectly safe to eat without cooking. This is because the process to make coconut flour heats it to a temperature high enough to kill off possible harmful bacteria.
Are carrot cake balls keto?
These delicious little sweets are keto, paleo, gluten-free, and vegan. The ingredients used to make this recipe are very simple and minimal and totally healthy too. I recommend checking out the ingredient labels for the products used to double-check and confirm no cross-contamination warnings are present.
How to finely grate carrots?
If you want a fast and easy way to get your large carrots ground up to the perfect consistency for these mini cake bites, then I recommend peeling your carrots and placing small 1-2 inch sized pieces into a food processor. Then pulse until fine.
Need more carrot cake in your life? I hear ya! Why not check out these great carrot cake-flavored recipes?
- Carrot Cake Cheesecake Blondie Brownies
- Apple Carrot Cake Bars
- Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Cupcakes
- Carrot Cake Trifle Dessert
- Homemade Carrot Cake with Bourbon Browned Butter Frosting
- 1 cup cashew butter
- ⅓ cup + 1 tbsp coconut flour
- 2 tbsp powdered monkfruit or sugar
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup finely grated carrot (2 regular carrots)
- 1 cup ground pecan nuts
- Place cashew butter into a large bowl, add vanilla extract and cinnamon and combine.
- Add powdered monkfruit and grated carrot and mix until smooth. It’s important that the carrot is finely grated to acheive a smooth texture.
- Add ground pecan nuts (I process 1 ¼ cup nuts in the food processor for 2 minutes) and stir until combined. Then add the coconut flour and knead with your hands to achieve a soft “dough”.
- Finally, roll the dough into 24 balls. Optional: coat the balls with coconut flour, or shredded coconut.