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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

Raw Nut-Free Carrot Cake Balls

Eva Lewis
Servings 24


  • 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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  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!