Raw no-bake Carrot Cake Energy Balls made with all HEALTHY ingredients. These yummy bites are refined sugar-free, gluten-free and vegan. Perfect snack, a post-workout snack or simple dessert. | natalieshealth.com | #vegan #glutenfree #sugarfree #Easter #healthy #easy #whole30

Carrot Cake Energy Balls

Soft textured, sweet and just delicious, no-bake Carrot Cake Energy Balls made with all HEALTHY ingredients. These yummy bites are flavored with fresh ginger and well balanced with plant-based proteins, healthy fats, fibers, and essential nutrients. Perfect snack or simple spring dessert. 

Easter is just around the corner, and I started to decorate our home and work on the holiday menu. My kid is looking forward to egg coloring, husband is dreaming about that smoked, cooked ham and I’m all in baking and making desserts. You can feel the holiday spirit in our home.

I really like Easter as a holiday. Mainly because it celebrates the new beginning, rebirth, and love. Winter is gone, nature is waking up, all is in bloom… everything is so cheerful and bright. Small yellow chicks, fluffy bunnies, and colorful Easter eggs somehow cheer even the grimmest and grumpiest heart. That’s why I love Easter so much!

This year Easter is rather late. We had enough time to recover from Christmas indulging. So this year I’m particularly looking forward to Easter. 

Raw no-bake Carrot Cake Energy Balls made with all HEALTHY ingredients. These yummy bites are refined sugar-free, gluten-free and vegan. Perfect snack, a post-workout snack or simple dessert. | natalieshealth.com | #vegan #glutenfree #sugarfree #Easter #healthy #easy #whole30

To make sure you have delicious but also healthy holidays, today I give you a super simple recipe for HEALTHY no-bake Carrot Cake Energy Balls made with fresh flavorful ginger and walnuts.

If you liked my Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies and healthy Carrot Cake, I’m pretty sure you’re going to LOVE this Carrot Cake Energy Balls. To make these balls you’ll only need a few simple ingredients that you probably already have at home and literally 10 minutes of your time. + You don’t need to turn on the oven to enjoy in this cute little bites. Lovely!

Raw no-bake Carrot Cake Energy Balls made with all HEALTHY ingredients. These yummy bites are refined sugar-free, gluten-free and vegan. Perfect snack, a post-workout snack or simple dessert. | natalieshealth.com | #vegan #glutenfree #sugarfree #Easter #healthy #easy #whole30

For those who don’t like carrots, especially fresh ones, these balls are the great way to “trick” them to eat this amazing veggie. Carrot is cleverly wrapped with aromatic spices. You can’t even notice it’s there… and still, it gives all the amazing nutrients and benefits. I’m only going to say this… these balls passed the ultimate husband test, and he REALLY doesn’t like carrots… like at all. He ate few of these carrot bites and happily walked away not even noticing the carrot is inside. Success! 

Raw no-bake Carrot Cake Energy Balls made with all HEALTHY ingredients. These yummy bites are refined sugar-free, gluten-free and vegan. Perfect snack, a post-workout snack or simple dessert. | natalieshealth.com | #vegan #glutenfree #sugarfree #Easter #healthy #easy #whole30

For making these Carrot Cake Energy Balls, I used simple ingredients – fresh carrot, naturally sweet Medjool dates, rolled oats, walnuts and chia seeds. I spiced the mixture with amazing and super healthy ginger that gave the balls beautiful exotic aroma and scent. Also, I used a bit of vanilla flavoring too.

The texture of these aromatic Carrot Cake Energy Balls is super light, ideal for the upcoming spring time and warmer weather. This yummy treat is also totally kid-friendly. It’s made without added refined sugars, so it’s super low-calorie too.

Raw no-bake Carrot Cake Energy Balls made with all HEALTHY ingredients. These yummy bites are refined sugar-free, gluten-free and vegan. Perfect snack, a post-workout snack or simple dessert. | natalieshealth.com | #vegan #glutenfree #sugarfree #Easter #healthy #easy #whole30

Carrot Cake Energy Balls are …

  • made with only 7 ingredients and done in 10 minutes,
  • full of high-quality dietary fibers that promote good digestion, weight loss, and healthy digestive system,
  • rich in plant-based proteins,
  • rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamin A,
  • refined sugar-free,
  • enriched with healing spice – ginger,
  • gluten-free and vegan,
  • low in calories, kid-friendly and very nutritious,
  • an excellent post-workout snack.

The texture of these aromatic and sweet balls completely light… perfect for spring and upcoming warm weather. Will brighten a holiday table too. Carrot Cake Energy Balls are super simple healthy snack and post -workout snack. You can pack these bites in school lunchbox too. It’s better than unhealthy sweets, that’s for sure.

Enjoy!

Raw no-bake Carrot Cake Energy Balls made with all HEALTHY ingredients. These yummy bites are refined sugar-free, gluten-free and vegan. Perfect snack, a post-workout snack or simple dessert. | natalieshealth.com | #vegan #glutenfree #sugarfree #Easter #healthy #easy #whole30
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Carrot Cake Energy Balls

Raw no-bake Carrot Cake Energy Balls made with all HEALTHY ingredients. These yummy bites are refined sugar-free, gluten-free and vegan. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine International
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 64 kcal
Author Natalie

Ingredients

  • 12 dried Medjool dates
  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup fresh carrot finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup shredded coconut for dusting

Instructions

  1. Remove the pits from dates and soak them in hot water for several minutes. When the dates are softened, drain them and place in food processor. Save the water.
  2. Add the other ingredients to a food processor and blend until mixture turns into a dough-like consistency. Add 1 tablespoon of water in which you have soaked the dates if the mixture is too dry.
  3. With the small spoon scoop the mixture and roll into balls. Roll the balls in shredded coconut and place on the baking sheet.

Recipe Notes

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until serving.
Keep the energy balls frozen up to 3 months in the freezer.
As a measure I used US cup (240ml).

Nutrition Facts
Carrot Cake Energy Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 64 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 2mg 0%
Potassium 35mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 7g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 9%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Xoxo, 

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59 Comments

  1. I love carrot cake, so I’d love these cake balls! They look so delicious!

    • Thank you, Marsha 🙂 They are so fragrant and fluffy… and easy to make! I’m in lovee with carrot cake and these balls are just perfect when you don’t have time or you are simply just lazy to make carrot cake 😉

  2. These look amazing! I will give these a try next week, I’ll let you know if I’ll just eat the mixture straight from the food processor or if I’m patient enough to form balls. 😀

  3. Great recipe with out store bought canned stuff

  4. These look and sound amazing and my raw carrot eaters are surely to devour them. Question: Is the coconut necessary for texture, moisture? My LO is very sensitive to coconut.

    • Thank you, Kelly 🙂 I’m glad to hear you have carrot lovers at home 😉 This is really a great spring/summer dessert/snack because these balls are so light in texture. Coconut gives that “fluffy” texture, but I guess you could skip it. Try adding a bit more oats if your mixture turns out to be too moist.

  5. susan Kaufmann

    You mentioned that you use oats in the carrot cake balls. I do not see this ingredient in the recipe. Please explain.

    Thank you.

  6. These look gorgeous and a great healthy snack for kids too!

  7. Well, it’s past Easter now, but there’s still time for these delicious energy bites! Natalie, did I tell you that I have a penchant for making no bake bites. Like, all the time? 😉 So I was quite happy to stumble upon this carrot cake balls recipe from you! It’s always fun to see dessert versions of these bites! I love the inclusion of dates too. 🙂 Pinning! 🙂

  8. How long will these keep in the refrigerator?

  9. Oh these look so good. I don’t think i’d end up making balls… more like I’d be eating off the food processor with a spoon. Love the shredded texture on the outside too!

  10. These look great! I’ve made energy balls before but yours look so perfect. I love the idea of carrot cake which is one of my favorite flavors. I’ll be making these soon!

  11. These look mouth-watering! I love stuffing muffins, meatballs, and sauces with veggies to make sure we all get enough – this would be another terrific option!

    • Thanks Monica! I love stuffing veggies everywhere I can. I have two picky eaters at home… this is a great way to sneak some veggies in meals 😀

  12. Really cool idea making carrot cake into these energy balls.

  13. I happen to LOVE carrot cake. Unfortunately no one else in the house does. Perhaps if I made these, they would. If not…they are healthy so I can eat them ALL!!

  14. Sounds interesting! Dates itself is favorite to me. Adding to carrot cake makes more interesting.

  15. I like the way u used dates for sweetens instead of adding sugar. My son loves the snack which he can easily hold and eat. this one with carrot are super healthy

  16. I love the sound of these carrot cake energy balls Natalie. But then again I’ve always had a soft spot for carrot cake. And pretty amazing that you got the hubby to eat them since he doesn’t like carrots. Score my friend 🙂

  17. This is just what Hubby and I need. So many times we have all of the good intentions to eat lunch ( we are away from home) and we don’t have anything nutritious to ear. We used to have energy bars — can I tell you what I think of the boughten energy bars — BLAH! This recipe looks so good.

  18. I love the ingredients you use in these carrot cake energy balls! Medjool dates are the best!

  19. I have seen a few different variations of these recipes for carrot cake bites so I think yours is definitely a sign I need to try them out! They sound incredible!

  20. Beautiful idea inpsired in carrot cake flavors. Also very clever and a yummy non guilty way to have a treat without remorse.

  21. These little balls are just an instant source of energy. Love the flavors and it is a great way to snack on something healthy. I am bookmarking this to make some this week.

  22. How deliciously creative to add freshly grated ginger to these energy balls. I can just imagine a burst of tangy ginger goodness with each bite!

  23. Love carrot cake and I’m sure I’ll love these! They are perfect for Spring and Easter!

  24. I just read your other recipe for carrot cake cookies and now these balls too! You love carrot cake flavours almost as much I do! Seriously, these look marvelous. I gotta try ’em!

  25. What a terrific way to enjoy carrot cake! Great for portion control too!

  26. I feel in love with these when I first saw them the other day. These are absolutely genius! I simply cannot wait to make these, I love carrot cake and these are so much healthier than having a large slice with cream cheese frosting! 😉

  27. This carrot cake energy balls are perfect treat. How long we can keep them refrigerator. I think we can add it to lunchbox also.

  28. These sound and look just heavenly, I love carrot cake and have to try these.

  29. I’m so excited for Easter because it’s always the time my mum and I plan to do some big projects, whether that’s painting or decluttering or just taking the time to be a little creative. This year we’re going to get stuck into cooking all those recipes we never have time for, just for fun, and THIS one’s definitely going on the list. Carrot Cake in an energy ball?? Yes please!

  30. Send me a box of these and I’ll be having a very happy Spring 😉

  31. What a delicious way to eat carrot cake! I love it! I need to make some of these for a pre-workout energy boost.

  32. soniya Saluja

    These look really yummy! I’m always looking for snack ideas for my kids .Thanks for posting this!

  33. I actually have all the ingredients for this at home. I’m making these today! Thanks for the delicious healthy snack inspiration <3

  34. Yummy. I love energy balls and these look delicious! I might have to hide them from hubby as he’ll want to eat them all before I get one of them. 😉

  35. These look so cute n totally perfect for Easter snack. I’m so addicted to energy balls and always looking for new flavors.

  36. I’ve never seen or heard of these before! They look incredible. Thanks so much for sharing, Natalie!

  37. These look amazing! I love carrot cake, but my kids don’t. These are perfect since they’re bite sized.

  38. saved! i cannot wait to make these!!

  39. Oh my goodness! This looks delicious! I want to eat them all. They look yummy.

  40. These look really delicious dear! They are perfectly round. Good job.

  41. These look so yummy! Carrot cake anything is my favorite.

    XO,
    Allie

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