Carrot Cake Protein Balls

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These Carrot Cake Protein Balls are packed with protein and need less than 6 ingredients to make! Naturally keto and low carb, these energy bites are soft and delicious but made without dates.

Keto Carrot Cake Balls

Bliss balls. Protein Bites. Energy Balls. Fat Bombs.

Whatever you call them, they are the most delicious low carb portable snack or dessert that tastes like carrot cake.

I’ve been on quite the fat bomb kick lately, trying up a bunch of flavors, including lemon coconut, almond butter, and even chocolate chip cookie dough.

With Easter coming up, I was thinking of a fun holiday twist on them, and nothing screams Easter like some delicious carrot cake. 

err…Carrot Cake Fat Bombs.

What do carrot cake energy balls taste like? 

Traditional energy balls and bites tend to use dates for a chewy texture and sweetness, but not these ones.

To keep it keto friendly, low carb and sugar free, we use a combination of coconut flour and almond flour and sweeten them with sugar free maple syrup.

They are soft, chewy and slightly doughy, and have ALL the flavors of carrot cake in them- Thanks to the spices. Rolled in shredded unsweetened coconut, they are the perfect snack between meals or a healthy dessert. 

Carrot Cake Fat Bombs

How to make carrot cake balls

Here is the recipe run-down. You can either use a high-speed blender, food processor or simply mix by hand. 

The Ingredients.

  • Blanched Almond Flour– A light and subtly sweet flour, that is naturally low carb, grain free and paleo. You can also use almond meal, but your carrot cake bites will be darker in color. Almond flour is fine to eat in its raw state. 
  • Coconut Flour– When mixed with the almond flour makes a deliciously soft and dough-like texture. Do not omit this for another flour, as it will not work. 
  • Mixed Spice– A popular spice mix in Australia and the UK, it is a combination of cloves, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon. If you don’t have mixed spice available, you can use apple pie spice, pumpkin pie spice or a mix of nutmeg and ginger. 
  • Cinnamon– To give the carrot cake balls a more warm and sweet spice flavor. 
  • Sugar Free Maple Syrup– Keto maple syrup helps hold the balls together, while also providing extra sweetness.
  • Liquid stevia– A few drops of vanilla stevia provides extra sweetness AND no need for any vanilla extract. You can omit this, but the balls may not be as sweet. 
  • Shredded carrots– Finely shredded carrots are a must- This IS carrot cake flavored after all!
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut flakes– To roll the bliss balls in once all the other ingredients have been combined. 

The Directions. 

Making these carrot cake balls is so easy and simple- It requires a quick 3 step process-

  • Blend all your ingredients together. In a blender, food processor or mixing bowl, add your flours and spices, before adding your syrup. Mix/Blend well until combined. Fold through your shredded carrots, add the liquid stevia and mix/blend once more. 
  • Form balls. Transfer the mixture into a mixing bowl. Using your hands, form small balls and place them on a lined plate. 
  • Roll in coconut and refrigerate. Roll each ball in shredded unsweetened coconut and place them back on the plate. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or so, to firm up. 
shredded carrots

Storing Keto Carrot Cake Balls

Unlike traditional fat bombs or bliss balls, these keto carrot cake balls must be stored in the fridge. 

Place them in a ziplock bag or keep them on the plate. Cover them in plastic wrap at all times, to avoid them drying out.

They will keep fresh refrigerated for at least 1 month (4 weeks!).

Can you freeze carrot cake protein balls? 

Like all my fat bomb recipes, these carrot cake balls ARE freezer friendly and can be stored in the freezer to enjoy at a later time.

I prefer placing them all in a ziplock bag, and freezing them as they are. They can be separated easily. Be sure to write the date on it, 6 months from the day it is made- That is how long they will keep fresh frozen for.

TIP: I enjoy these carrot cake balls on the run, so don’t generally thaw them for long periods of time. If I take one or two out first thing in the morning, they are ready to eat around lunchtime, or as an afternoon sweet treat! 

Carrot Cake Protein Balls without dates

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Carrot Cake Protein Bites

Carrot Cake Protein Balls

5 from 41 votes
Carrot Cake Protein Balls- A delicious no bake protein balls recipe made without dates! Soft, doughy and secretly low carb- Paleo, Vegan, Grain Free, Gluten Free and Sugar Free!
Servings: 18 Balls
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes

Ingredients 
 

Instructions 

  • In a high-speed blender, food processor or large mixing bowl, combine your almond flour, coconut flour and spices and mix well/blend until just combined.
  • Add your syrup and shredded carrots, and blend/mix until combined. Add your liquid stevia and blend/mix once more.
  • Transfer the carrot cake balls batter into a large mixing bowl. Using your hands (or a small cookie scoop), form 18 balls of dough. Roll each ball in shredded coconut and place on a lined plate and refrigerate or freeze until firm.

Notes

Keto No Bake Carrot Cake Balls should be stored in the fridge, for up to 1 month.
Carrot cake balls can be frozen, as they are freezer friendly. They will keep fresh frozen for up to 6 months. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1BallCalories: 62kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSodium: 13mgPotassium: 15mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 297IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 2g
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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