Monday, October 21, 2013

No-Bake Carrot Cake Granola Bites

Granola bites are always a win-win situation around our house, they are perfect for on the go and you can make them basically any flavor profile you want. They are a sweet treat without eating straight chocolate or something with tons of sugar, you sweeten them with agave nectar or honey and add some flax seed for extra fiber.

You could add a tablespoon or two of chopped up white chocolate chips to give it some extra sweetness, but I think they are perfect on their own. I served them with greek yogurt and it was a perfect breakfast and alternative to these Sticky Buns that were on the table.
Source: Cookin' Canuck

1 1/2 cups of Old Fashioned Oats
1/3 cups of Pecans, chopped
1 tablespoons of Flax Seeds
3/4 cup of Almond Butter
3 tablespoons of Agave Nectar or Honey
1/4 teaspoon of Cinnamon
3/4 cup of Grated Carrot, packed
1/3 cup of Raisins

First, in a large bowl combine the oats, pecans, and flax seeds.

Now, add the almond butter, agave nectar/honey, and cinnamon; stir well.

Lastly, stir in the carrots and raisins.

Using a medium cookie scoop or a tablespoon measurement, roll 2 tablespoons of the mixture in your hand. I found it worked best to spray your hand with cooking spray to prevent sticking and to put the mixture in you hand and squeeze making a fist until it stuck together.

Place granola bites on a sheet pan and refrigerate for one hour.

Keep in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.


Happy Cooking,
The Barbee Housewife

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