Snack-sized carrot cake deliciousness! Full of sweet fruits and whole grains, these bites of yum are vegan, gluten-free, and perfect for sharing with the Easter Bunny.
Have you ever been eating something “healthy” and gotten a comment about it being ‘rabbit food’?
Usually it’s said a in a sarcastic way in an attempt to mock your healthy eating habits. I used to get mad about these snide remarks (Why do people always feel the need to comment on other people’s food? Beats me!), but now I just brush ’em off. So what if rabbit’s and I have some favorite foods in common? Frankly they eat pretty darn well!
It’s time we take back the ‘rabbit food’ label. Healthy eating is nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed of. Heck, some of a rabbit’s favorite food are mine too! Cabbage, leafy greens, lots of fruits, whole grains, and let’s not forget CARROTS.
The quintessential ‘rabbit food’ in my opinion. And of course it’s a staple of the Easter season as well!
Today I’m bringing you a recipe to prove to all the naysayers out there that rabbit food can be healthy AND delicious!
Nut-Free Carrot Cake Bites
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 6 bites 1x
- Category: sweet snacks
- 1/2 cup of grated carrots (100 grams)
- 1/4 cup dried white mulberries
- 1 tbsp apple butter
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- Optional add ins: raisins, walnuts, coconut shreds, dried pineapple
- Grate a half a cup of carrots. Squeeze out excess liquid using paper towels. Place carrot, apple butter, vanilla, and mulberries in a food processor and process until smooth. Add oats, coconut flour, and spices. Blend until evenly combined. Remove mixture from food processor and divide into 6 equal bites by rolling the dough in your hands. Place in the refrigerator or freezer to set! Store in the refrigerator or freezer.
Just like the fudgsicles I shared earlier in the week, these bites are high carb, low-fat vegan friendly. They’re also gluten-free and nut-free making them the perfect allergy-free Easter treat. For you AND the Easter Bunny.
The recipe makes a small batch that’s great for personal snacking. Or you can easily double or triple it to feed a crowd!
These are a great no-bake option if you’re looking to serve some healthier options during the day long, candy binge that is Easter. 😉 Hidden veggies (or rather not so hidden in this case!) for the win!
For more Easter treats, check out these recipes…
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Did you believe in the Easter Bunny when you were little?
What are your favorite ‘rabbit foods’?
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