No-Bake Carrot Cake Protein Balls without Dates that are packed with carrot cake flavor and healthy ingredients. Made with only 7 ingredients, these gluten-free, nut-free snacks are the best way to eat carrots ever!
Carrot Cake Protein Bites Recipe (no dates)
I am obsessed with carrot cake recipes - I love all the warm spices and the natural sweetness and flavor of the carrots. And these protein bliss balls are no exception!
They have lots of grated carrots, are super easy to make, and are oh-so-tasty! Plus you don't need a food processor to make these yummy snack balls - just a bowl and a spoon. So simple!
Why You'll Love These Healthy Protein Balls
Gluten-free: Made with rolled oats and desiccated coconut, these date-free energy balls are naturally gluten-free.
Vegan: Coconut oil and maple syrup make these bliss balls the ultimate vegan breakfast/snack recipe. All the ingredients are 100% plant-based and delicious!
Sugar-free: Using agave nectar or maple syrup, these no-sugar bliss balls are refined sugar-free a and the amount of sweetness you add can easily be adjusted.
Make ahead and freezer friendly: These carrot cake energy balls are the ultimate meal prep snack for anyone. Make a batch on Sunday and store them in the fridge to enjoy the whole week. These protein bliss balls also freeze well and can be stored in a freezer for up to 2 months.
ANOTHER DELICIOUS BLISS BALL RECIPE TO TRY IS MY COCONUT ALMOND BLISS BALLS!
These raw Carrot Cake Energy Balls truly are the perfect snack. They hit the spot when you're craving something sweet, while still being healthy! I also love that they are no-bake which means whipping up a batch takes no time at all.
Ingredients You'll Need & Notes
- Carrots: The best way to get your veggies in, making this the best kid-friendly recipe. Use fresh, sweet carrots for the best flavor results!
- Rolled Oats: Using traditional, old-fashioned oats in this recipe adds a little texture and protein. You can use quick-cook oats instead, but I do recommend rolled oats if possible!
- Coconut Oil: A little goes a long way, this is a healthy way to make sure the balls aren't too dry and stick together well.
- Ground cinnamon: This is where that delicious carrot cake flavor comes in. Feel free to add a little ground ginger, nutmeg, or allspice for extra spiced flavor.
- Protein powder: A scoop of vanilla vegan protein powder gives these snack balls a boost of protein.
- Coconut: Not only is it a delicious ingredient, but coconut is also high in manganese, which is vital for bone health and the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and cholesterol.
- Maple syrup: This can be substituted for agave nectar or honey if non-vegan.
- Tahini: You can substitute the tahini for almond butter or any other nut butter if preferred.
- Chocolate Chips
- Hemp seeds
- Chopped nuts
- Flax seeds
- Dried cranberries
- Chia seeds
How To Make No-Bake Carrot Cake Protein Balls without Dates
These No Bake Carrot Cake Energy Balls without dates are so easy to make! All you have to do is mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Use a large wooden spoon or spatula to make sure everything is well combined. And then roll into delicious little balls.
Time needed: 10 minutes.
- Add the ingredients to a bowl
Add all the ingredients, except for the coconut, into a large mixing bowl.
- Mix it all together
Using a wooden spoon or spatula, mix all the ingredients together until everything is well combined.
- Form balls
Using your hands, roll the mixture into tablespoon-sized balls and set aside.
- Add the coconut
Roll each ball in desiccated coconut and enjoy immediately or place them in an airtight container.
Recipe Tips & Notes
- Too Dry - If the mixture is too dry, add a little extra tahini or nut butter.
- Too Sticky - Add a little extra desiccated coconut. You can always add a little desiccated into the mixture before forming the energy balls.
- Sizing - To get the perfect sizing, use a cookie scoop to get even sizes.
- Wet Hands - Before forming the balls, wet your hands a little. This makes the process a little less messy and helps the batter to not stick to your hands.
- Refrigerate - Store them in the fridge to always have a snack on hand and for them to set a little.
Protein Balls FAQs
These carrot cake bliss balls will last 4-5 days in an airtight container out of the refrigerator. Because they are raw and vegan there isn't much in them that will go bad.
Bliss balls should be stored in an air-tight container or a zip-lock bag. They can then last for 9 - 10 days stored in the fridge. But be warned, they are irresistible so they may not last that long - mine never do!
Bliss balls can also be frozen! If you freeze them they will last up to 3 months in the freezer. Make sure to freeze them in a large airtight container so that they have a little space in between each ball. You don't want them all to be frozen together.
Yes! Protein balls are filled with healthy ingredients that are good for you and are a great healthy alternative to snacks that are high in sodium or sugar. Protein balls are a great way to increase your daily protein levels and will keep you feeling full for a long time.
More Healthy Snack Recipes
- Cranberry Nut Energy Balls
- Date Protein Balls
- Matcha Chia Pudding
- Strawberry Almond Smoothie
- Healthy Cinnamon Carrot Cookies
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ¼ cup desiccated coconut (plus optional extra for rolling)
- ½ cup grated carrot
- 1 scoop vanilla vegan protein powder
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 2 - 3 tbsp agave/maple syrup (adjust according to preference)
- 3 tbsp tahini (or nut butter)
In a mixing bowl, place all the ingredients.
Mix together using a wooden spoon or spatula until well combined.
If the mixture is too sticky, add a little more desiccated coconut. If it is too dry, add a little more tahini.
Once the mixture is the right consistency and well combined, shape and roll it into bite-sized balls (about 1 tablespoon of mixture).
Roll the balls in extra desiccated coconut if desired and store in a refrigerator for up to a week.