I can’t believe summer is coming to a close and it’s back to school time for so many of you! Personally, I feel like I missed out on a lot of summer this year because I had school on Saturdays and I was always studying on Sundays. But! I keep telling myself that there will be more summers for me in the future. I wanted to give you guys a good back to school snack that is full of nutrients and even the pickiest eaters will like.
Energy bites are always a staple for a quick snack during the day or after dinner. They are full of nutrients and healthy yet satisfy my sweet tooth. For this recipe, I wanted to create a oat free version as some people are on the paleo diet or just can’t have grains! For another grain free energy bite recipe, try my Lemon Coconut Energy Bombs! These are delicious fat bombs that are so versatile that you can take them hiking, to school or work. Just store them in the fridge to keep them fresh (up to 2 weeks) but they are fine outside for the day (in lunch boxes or whatever you put them in). If you want an energy ball with oatmeal, try the recipe for these Coconut Energy Balls.
ps. If you don’t like one of the ingredients or don’t have it on, just substitute with what you do have! That’s why I love energy bites so much – they can be adapted to whatever you have in your kitchen. There’s nothing like wanting to try a recipe and not having that 1 darn ingredient…we’ve all been there.
You can portion them out into small 2 bite pieces like this or make a larger cookie shape even by flattening them down.
I really hope you try out this easy paleo, vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar free carrot cake energy bite recipe (what a mouthful!)! Please tag me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @balancingandie so I can see your lovely creation friends! To never miss a post again, you can subscribe to my blog on your right hand panel and receive a freebie too!
Carrot Cake Energy Bites (Ve, GF, Sugar-free, Oat-free, Soy-free)
- 1 cup grated carrot (about 1 medium carrot - loosely packed)
- 1 cup nut flour (almond and/or hazelnut mix)
- 1 cup nuts and/or seed mix (I used pumpkin seeds and coconut shreds)
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 3 tbsp almond butter (or any nut butter)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (omit to make whole 30 friendly)
- Mix all ingredients in a food processor for about 3 minutes, until well combined.
- Take 1 tbsp at a time and make into ball shaped bites or larger if you prefer.
- Keep refrigerated and enjoy within 2 weeks!