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Anyways, So you probably know that I have an obsession with carrot cake by now! It is my all time favorite dessert. When I was growing up cheesecake was my favorite, and although I still do love that, carrot cake takes the number 1 spot!
On Saturday my friend and I went biking at the Loveland Bike Trail. I can’t believe this was the first time I got my bike out all summer! We stopped in the little cute town of “downtown” Loveland about 8 miles in where there were shops and restaurants and of course there was a cupcake shop!! I wanted to just skip lunch and head straight there (but I didn’t).
Of course I got the carrot cake 🙂 #treatyoself
Ever since then I have been craving carrot cake, but I know I can’t eat one of these every single day so I decided I would try to make some healthy carrot cake protein balls in hopes to satisfy this craving!!
Carrot Cake Protein Balls
- 1/2 cup oats
- 6 oz. shredded carrots
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 2- 3 stevia packets
- 1/2 cup applesauce (no sugar added)
- 2 tbsp coconut almond butter (if you don’t have this you could use regular almond butter, peanut butter, or coconut butter)
- 1 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F. Mix everything together in a bowl. Roll into balls and bake for 15 minutes.
I rolled some in unsweetened coconut and they were fabulous. I figured you could also flatten these and make them into cookies. I decided I would do this to a few and then I drizzled them with coconut butter icing! #YUM
For the Icing:
- 1 tbsp coconut butter
- 1 tbsp vanilla protein powder
Mix until desired consistency and drizzle over cookie. Enjoy!
Just because they are healthy doesn’t mean you have to eat 5 Sara!! GEE.
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Have a good day!