Need a fun boost of nutrition? These muesli carrot cake energy balls are packed with flavor and nutrients and are an easy-to-make balanced snack.
The combination of complex carbohydrates and fiber (muesli + carrots), protein (almond protein powder + almond butter), and healthy fats (almond butter + pecans) makes these a perfect balanced snack. Plus, the dates and spices provide an added touch of natural sweetness and a pop of flavor. They’re simple to make with ingredients you can easily keep on hand, and you’ll always be prepared for a quick and delicious anytime snack.
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1/3 cup almond protein powder
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1/3 cup pecans
- 1/2 cup Medjool dates, pitted
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger
- pinch nutmeg and cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup muesli
In a food processor, combine all ingredients except the muesli and blend together until a sticky dough forms.
Measure 1 cup of muesli in a medium bowl, then add the carrot mixture. Using your hands, mix together the muesli and carrot mixture.
Once your dough is well mixed, take about 1 tablespoon of the mixture and roll it into a ball. Place on a plate or baking sheet, and then finish rolling the rest of the dough out. (Makes about 25 balls). Refrigerate for 1 hour, then enjoy!
Recipe and image courtesy of Bob's Red Mill.