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Spiced Carrot Cake Muesli Energy Poppers

By: Patricia Bannan

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.


Servings: 25 Print
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 50mg | Fiber: 2g