Food Chronicles: No-Bake Carrot Cake Granola Bites

It’s all about healthy, filling energy bar -type bites lately in my world. Everyone is counting calories and just trying to be healthier, and there is nothing wrong with that! I actually made my own natural energy bars with the help of one of my personal trainers. They turned out pretty good! I didn’t use a recipe because she didn’t have one at first, but she found it for me afterwards so I’m going to attempt again soon…

But this recipe seemed perfect for this time of year where it’s getting a bit chillier, life is speeding up again and everyone wants to be at their healthiest. Best thing, you don’t need to bake these!

No-Bake Carrot Cake Granola Bites 

By Cookin Canuck

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cups unroasted pecans, chopped
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 3/4 cup almond butter
  • 3 tbsp agave nectar or honey
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup (packed) grated carrot
  • 1/3 cup raisins
Photo courtesy Cookin Canuck.

Photo courtesy Cookin Canuck.

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, pecans and flax seed.
  2. Stir in the almond butter, agave nectar and cinnamon until well combined.
  3. Stir in the grated carrot and raisins.
  4. Using 2 tablespoons (packed) of the mixture for each bite, roll the mixture into bite-sized balls. Using a medium-sized cookie scoop makes this process easier. Also, spray your hands with cooking spray to stop the mixture from sticking.
  5. Place the granola bites on a baking sheet, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Serve.
  6. Store the remaining granola bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Notes

Calories 101.7 / Total Fat 6.4g / Saturated Fat 0.6g / Cholesterol 0mg / Sodium 3.8mg / Total Carbohydrates 10.1g / Fiber 1.8g / Sugar 4.4g / Protein 2.3g / WW (Old Points) 2 / WW (Points+) 3

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2 responses to “Food Chronicles: No-Bake Carrot Cake Granola Bites

  1. Fantastic blog! Do you have any helpful hints for aspiring writers?
    I’m planning to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option?
    There are so many options out there that I’m completely overwhelmed
    .. Any recommendations? Thank you!

    • Hi Kirsten! Thank you very much. I started out on free platforms like WordPress and Blogger. I recommend WordPress now because it has everything already at your fingertips and is much more professional looking. Happy Blogging!

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