Looking for an easy-to-make treat that makes a great breakfast, lunchbox treat or after school snack? With all the flavors of your favorite carrot cake, these low calorie no-bake carrot cake bites with no added sugar just might fit the bill.
The dates provide the natural sweetness and the chia seeds pack a little nutritious energy boost.
How Many Calories and WW Points in these No-Bake Carrot Cake Bites?
According to my calculations, each 2-bite serving has about 96 calories.
How to Make Chia Carrot Cake No-Bake Bites
Step 1: Gather and prepare all ingredients.
Step 3: Add the remaining ingredients (carrots, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, salt and pepper) and lightly pulse until ingredients are well mixed.
Step 4: Using a scant 1 tablespoon measure, roll mixture into balls. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.
Step 5: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
My bites firmed up nicely in the refrigerator, but just after rolling they were very moist. I think this happened because the carrots released a lot of water when I finely shredded them. When I make them again, after shredding the carrots I will blot them with a paper towel to absorb any excess moisture, or I may finely chop them by hand instead, before adding them to the food processor.
I could have also added in a few more tablespoons of oats prior to rolling to help with the absorption. But they still taste great!
To ensure your bites are gluten-free, be sure to use rolled oats that are labeled gluten-free.
The no-bake energy bites taste a lot like carrot cake and make a great grab-and-go snack or lunchbox treat. And they're a great option for anyone following a vegetarian or vegan diet.
Try making a little breakfast parfait by adding a couple of bites to a small bowl, topping with some non-fat Greek yogurt and light sprinkling of your favorite natural granola and maybe even a few raisins!
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More lightened up recipes with all the flavors of carrot cake for Weight Watchers: WW Low Fat Carrot Cake with Pineapple & Cream Cheese Frosting, Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal, Enlightened Carrot Cupcakes, Low Fat Carrot Cake Smoothie
No-Bake Chia Carrot Cake Balls
- 1 cup pitted Medjool dates
- ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- 2 medium carrots shredded, or finely chopped (about 4 ounces)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
- Pinch of black pepper
- Add dates, oats, walnuts and chia seeds to food processor (or high powered blender) and process until thoroughly combined.
- Add the remaining ingredients (carrots, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, salt and pepper) and lightly pulse until ingredients are well mixed.
- Using a scant 1 tablespoon measure, roll mixture into balls. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.
- Store leftover balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Recipe source: EatingWell
*PersonalPoints® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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