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Carrot Cake Energy Bites

An energy boost that’s a lot tastier than coffee

Recipe Courtesy of Quaker Oats

Carrot cake is delicious, but it’s usually off limits until dessert. A slice of decadent carrot cake with rich cream cheese icing can reach around 500 calories, which can easily ruin your diet for the day. These carrot cake energy bites encapsulate the flavor of carrot cake, minus the calories. Best part about them is that they don’t even require baking.

Ingredients

For the Carrot Cake Energy Bites

  • 2 1/4 Cups oats, such as Quaker® Old Fashioned Oats
  • 2 Cups finely shredded carrots
  • 2 Teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 Cup finely chopped dates
  • 2/3 Cups finely chopped almonds
  • 2/3 Cups coconut flakes
  • Water

Directions

For the Carrot Cake Energy Bites

Stir together first five ingredients (oats, carrots, cinnamon, dates and almonds). Add water, one tablespoon at a time, as needed for shaping consistency.

Form the dough into 24 heaping tablespoon-sized balls. Roll lightly in coconut flakes. Refrigerate at least an hour before eating. Store leftovers in refrigerator, covered