Vegan Carrot Cake Balls With Icing
These no-bake, vegan carrot cake balls will become a staple in no time! The carrot cake balls can be made two ways and both with minimal, real-food based ingredients. They come together quickly and make a tasty dessert or post-workout snack (just like these vanilla protein bars!)
If you're anything like me, time is a wee bit limited. Actually, very limited. This means the last thing I want to do is spend a lot of it in the kitchen getting fancy!
This is why the majority of my snacks and desserts are "no-bake" options- such a time saver!
These vegan carrot cake balls also come with a few other perks too:
- they can be made two ways: as a post-workout protein snack or as a dessert
- they contain no added sugars!
- made with real-food and nothing fancy
These vegan carrot cake balls are simple, a healthy alternative to the traditional cake and take less time in the kitchen than you'd think 😉
Note: The balls have been redone since I made the video! The video still gives an accurate idea of the balls but they're much more firm now and the ingredients have changed slightly 🙂
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Finding a dairy-free, moderately healthy icing recipe has been the bane of my existence. They're either full of sugar, processed vegetable oils or they just suck.
But I finally figured it out.
Coconut milk powder + plant-based milk makes icing! Not hard, frosting-like icing but icing all the same.
It's simple, healthy, and allergy-friendly.
Can Be Made Two Ways
So, this dairy-free, carrot cake ball recipe has actually been revamped a couple of times! The initial carrot cake ball recipe was alright but wet.
After some trials, the recipe below holds together much better and tastes better too- my girls loved them,
But I still wanted something more, mainly I wanted to vegan carrot cake balls to be a deliciously, healthy anytime snack.
So, in addition to the regular iced carrot cake balls, I also made the carrot cake protein balls. Adding in the protein powder makes it so they're a bit more furling or a great post-workout snack while still getting the carrot cake flavor fix.
The choice is yours, vegan carrot cake balls or vegan carrot cake protein balls. Same recipe with one added twist 😉
You do need a vegan protein powder though as this is what helps absorb the liquid in the recipe.
They contain healthy and fueling ingredients and absolutely no processed sugars. They’re gluten-free and vegan because they’re real food-based, and they taste delicious.
- 1 very ripe banana
- ⅛ cup finely, shredded carrot
- 1 cup gluten-free oats
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- 1 tablespoons molasses
- 2 tablespoons Almond Butter
- ⅓ cup coconut milk powder
- 1.5 tablespoons almond milk
For The Protein Version
- ¼ cup vegan protein powder
- 1tbs + 1teaspoon plant-based milk
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Vegan Carrot Cake Balls
These little carrot cake balls work well as a snack for kids of a healthy dessert. They’re sugar-free, dairy-free and sticky when in little hands! They contain only real food ingredients and are just as tasty as traditional carrot cake- only far healthier!