It’s Friday. I’m tired. I’m hungry. And I want something sweet, creamy, cold, and obviously delicious.
With all the tempting carrot cake recipes I’ve been seeing all over the web, I really wanted to figure a way to make an easy, diet friendly carrot cake inspired dessert. So I did.
Say hello to Carrot Cake Omega Blast Balls!
1/2 c flax meal
1/2 c almond meal
1/4 c oat flour
1 TBSP chia seeds
1/4 c applesauce
2 TBSP maple syrup
1/4 c carrots
1/3 c raisins
1 TBSP cinnamon
1/4 c shredded coconut (unsweetened)
Add flax meal (I like golden flax), almond meal, oat flour, chia seeds and cinnamon to a large bowl. Mix with a fork or whisk to incorporate flavors. Stir in carrots and raisins. Add applesauce to moisten. Dough will be sticky but should be formable.
Scoop a small amount (I used a TBSP) of dough and roll into a ball. Roll ball in coconut shreds. Repeat. Freeze balls to harden. Thaw a few minutes before eating.
My batch made 10 large balls.
The next time I make these, I’m going to try using less applesauce (probably half or 1/8 c), which I think will make the oat flour unnecessary. I like the almond meal because it adds a nice, nutty flavor to the balls without actually adding nuts. Of course, feel free to add nuts if you’d like (walnuts are traditional).
I”m sharing this recipe at:
Cybele Pascal’s Allergy Free Fridays (not all recipes are vegan!)
Simply Sugar & Gluten Free’s Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays (not all recipes are vegan!)