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

Servings: 24
Author: Eva Lewis


  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup pitted dates
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 grated carrot
  • 1/3 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1/3 cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil


  • Add the sunflower seeds, oats, dates, cinnamon, nutmeg and coconut oil into a food processor. Blitz until the mixture forms a chunky dough.
  • 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.
  • Roll the dough into 24 balls and then roll in the desiccated coconut.
  • Place into a baking paper lined container and put into the fridge to firm up for 30 minutes.
  • The balls can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.


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Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman. She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is self-employed as a content writer, copywriter and social media manager and is a Mum to her seven-year-old son, two-year-old daughter, five chickens, Benny the dog and wife to Mr G. They all live happily, mid-renovation, in their little worker's cottage in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.
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  1. January 30, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    I’ve never had to go nut free but these look really nice!

  2. 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!