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Carrot Cake Bliss Balls

Carrot Cake Bliss Balls

If you're anything like me, I think you'll agree that snacks are an essential part of any day. I always make sure to have something wholesome and delicious on hand to boost my energy levels throughout the day, as well as keep my blood sugars balanced. And I've experimented with many different foods to have as snacks, but one of my absolute favourites are definitely homemade bliss balls.

They're small and energy dense, easy to take with you and super simple to make and have on hand. They also taste great and are packed with nutrients, such as fibre, a mix of complex carbs and natural sugars, and a whole range of vitamins and minerals. A big bonus is that you'll save so much money by making bliss balls yourself, instead of buying ridiculously overpriced pre-made ones, not to mention you can control exactly what goes into them to suit your taste preferences and find the perfect bliss balls for you.

And for me, these carrot cake bliss balls are just that! The perfect mix of sweet and spice, together with the perfect mix of chewiness and crunchiness. They taste like carrot cake batter and will even add to your daily servings of veggies!

I always have a big batch ready to go in the freezer to grab when I need a boost of energy or to take with me on the go. I'm actually having one right now as I type out this blog post on my break from doing Uni assignments!

If you try out this recipe, don't forget to tag me on Instagram so I can see your creation!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pitted dates (if you're using dried dates, soak in warm water for 10 minutes to soften)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raw buckwheat
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and grated
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • pinch of nutmeg

 

Method

  1. Add the oats and buckwheat into a blender or food processor and process to form a coarse flour
  2. Add in the rest of your ingredients and keep processing until a 'dough' forms. You may have to stop a few times to scrape down the edges!
  3. Using your hands, form the mixture into golf ball sized balls and place into a parchment paper lined container (this will stop them from sticking together)
  4. Place in the fridge or freezer to firm and enjoy!

 

Notes:

  • you may need to add a touch of water in your mixture is too dry and crumbly, or a little more oats if it's too sticky to roll
  • I like to wet my hands for rolling the mixture as it will stop the dough from sticking to them!
  • store in a sealed container in the fridge or freezer
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