I made versions of these raw carrot cake balls several times before. Whenever, I make it, though, I use desiccated coconut instead of the seeds. I love the crunch and taste of coconut so much that I would sit and eat them all day. But my habit of sprinkling milled seeds on almost everything I eat, took over. Of course, because it’s nutritious.
Linwoods milled seeds is becoming my favourite. It’s so easy to use. Open the bag and #sprinkleawesome.
The sweet, nutty flavours from the milled seeds improved my previous carrot cake ball recipe. I didn’t miss, the coconut crunch at all.
The other famous ingredient here is carrot, the humble carrot. Cheap and nutritious. So lucky that all my children love them, raw than cooked, though. My favourite easiest after school snack to serve is still hummus and carrot sticks. I also have to give it to my carrot and coriander soup. It’s a winner in this house.
Do you like carrot cake? I like it more when I don’t have to make it! for just one slice of cake. So I make my version of a carrot cake ball that takes 10 minutes. It keeps for about a week, and it tastes awesome. Adding some Linwoods milled hemp & goji berries and pumpkin seeds boost the nutrient value which is a win win. I even roll them in the seeds.
- 1 cup of oats
- 8-10 dry pitted dates
- 1 cup of grated carrots
- 1 tablespoon of Linwoods milled hemp seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/3 teaspoon all spice
- Juice of one orange
- zest of one orange
- 1-2 tablepoon of water (only if needed)
- Linwoods milled goji berries and pumpkin seeds for rolling the balls afterwards
- Add the dry pitted dates in a food processor until dates are broken into smaller crumbs.
- Add the other ingredients and pulse till mixture are well combined and sticks together.
- If you find the mixture too dry, add 1-2 tablespoons of water or more orange juice and mix.
- Form small bite-size balls with your hands.
- Roll the balls in some Linwoods milled Goji berries and pumpkin seeds