Saturday, July 5, 2014

No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Carrot Cake Bites

The last few days I have been craving something sweet! 
This feels like torture!
Life has been busy with work and training as well as keeping my obsession with orange is the new black on the go 
BUT now that the weekend is here  it is time to do something about it!

SO I am not a normal person when it comes to treats.
The reason being that not only do I know that sugar is just crappy for all of us
It makes me feel like total  POO.  
Eating it just doesn't help me out one bit!  I have more recently been so happy to hear other clean eating veggie loving folks say the exact same thing.  

REJOICE I am NOT a Freak!

So when you feel this way about sugar and you crave something sweet it is pretty hard to just go out a buy something to satisfy.  Creating your own is the only way to go.

The fantastic part about this is you will be totally enjoy creating something wonderful to eat in your kitchen 
You will indulge in GOODNESS and be feeling happy, satisfied, and just awesome.
Its just SO worth the effort!
Playing with the recipe to make it your own is the best way to go.
If you want bejewelled dates instead of raisins, if you like nuts…. like some coconut would be an awesome addition.  Make these your go to bites!
Freeze them for when you want just something yummy
Share them with small people ( if you are into sharing that is ) and feel good that they will be eating something amazing for them.

disclaimer part:  These carrot cake bites aren't really going to make you feel like you are eating carrot cake….I just used those words to attract you to want to check the recipe out
sneaky aren't I ! mmwwhahahahah 


Ashie girl

No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Carrot Cake Bites 
1/ 2 c dry oat bran + 2 tbsp reserved dry old fashioned oats
1/4 c carrots (grated)
1/4 c raisins  + 1/4 c reserved
2 tsp pure organic maple syrup (optional)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Place  both 1/4 cup portions of raising in a small bowl and soak in boiled water for 5 mins.
  •  Once raisins are soft add all ingredients (except the reserved ingredients) to a blender and blend for  until incorporated.  Pulsing does the trick BUT  Don’t over blend.
  • Remove the dough from blender into a medium size bowl add reserved raisins and old fashioned oats.
  • line a small dish if you have one with plastic wrap add a generous teaspoon of mix and shape to form into bite-sized balls.  If needed, refrigerate or freeze the dough for 15 minutes to make it less sticky and easier to work with.
Yields: 1 dozen bites the size of a quarter gumball.  Store in freezer or refrigerator.