If you love carrot cake as much as I do you will love these little morsels of walnuts, carrots and coconut. I have been having one with a cuppa during the day or after dinner. They are also great in the kids lunch boxes. I keep a few in the fridge then the rest in the freezer where they’ll last a few weeks. The linseeds, coconut and carrot give these loads of fibre with the nuts and seeds provide protein, essential minerals and healthy fats. Bette than a biscuit any day!
Ingredients: makes about 40 balls
1 cup walnuts
1 cup oats
1/2 cup ground linseeds (available from most supermarkets)
1tsp ground ginger
pinch of salt
1 cup raisins
1 cup dates
2 carrots grated
1/2 cup well squeezed pineapple (fresh or tinned)
1 cup coconut shredded or desiccated (I used desiccated in this batch) plus extra for rolling.
Blitz the first 4 ingredients in a food processor till fine. Add the rest and continue to mix till well combined and a sticky mixture forms. Roll tablespoon sized balls in your palms and finish with a roll around in some extra coconut. Done! I am seriously considering making a batch with a cream cheese filling for a special occasion. Let me know if you beat me to it!