Raw Nut Free Carrot Cake Balls

In my quest to find healthy recipes for Master E to take in his lunch box now that he has started prep, I came across a recipe for raw carrot cake balls. The only problem was that it wasn’t a nut free carrot cake balls recipe.

Although Master E doesn’t have a nut allergy I suspected that his new school would be a nut free zone just like his kindergarten was.

I looked everywhere for similar alternatives but they all seemed to contain nuts. So, I decided to adapt the recipe replacing the nuts with sunflower seeds, flaxseed and coconut oil. The carrot cake balls ended up being a very tasty (and healthy) treat loved by Master E. Score!

Raw Nut Free Carrot Cake Balls

Raw Nut-Free Carrot Cake Balls
 
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Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup pitted dates
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 grated carrot
  • ⅓ cup flaxseed meal
  • ⅓ cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Add the sunflower seeds, oats, dates, cinnamon, nutmeg and coconut oil into a food processor. Blitz until the mixture forms a chunky dough.
  2. Add the grated carrot, flaxseed meal and blitz until thoroughly mixed. The dough should be slightly sticky. If it isn't, add a small amount of coconut oil.
  3. Roll the dough into 24 balls and then roll in the desiccated coconut.
  4. Place into a baking paper lined container and put into the fridge to firm up for 30 minutes.
  5. The balls can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
 

Raw Nut Free Carrot Cake Balls
Which nut free recipes do you love? 

Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman - a lifestyle and parenting blog.She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a Mum to her 4-year-old son, 2 month old daughter, two chickens, one dog and a fish called Bob and a wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little cottage on the outskirts of Brisbane.

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  1. January 30, 2017 / 1:13 pm

    Ooh these look great! My fussy 9 year old is impossible to bake for (unless its choc cupcakes!). I really need to get him eating healthy options like these balls!
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