Raw Carrot Bliss [Baby Cakes]

This was the first recipe we shared online.

Please enjoy and be sure to tell us about your kitchen experiments.

Raw Carrot Bliss ‘Baby Cakes’

This recipe was originally not a dehydrated one. Without a high quality food processor I was unable to get the mixture ground up enough and thought that dehydrating these would me marvelous.
No refrigeration needed if dried out well, or eaten within a couple of days.

The texture was amazing- I actually was surprised at how yummy this raw food was!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup pecans – I reduced the nuts slightly
  • 6 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut,shredded and unsweetened
  • 2 large carrots,shredded
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed, ground
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg

1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until combined. Mixture can still be chunky. Careful not to over-process nuts as these releases too much of the oil.

2. Shape into balls and roll in coconut or cinnamon.

3. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

NOTE: You can try adding pineapple (fresh or dried) and grated ginger for an extra kick.

If your mixture is too moist, add additional ground flaxseed.

Dehydrator Method Directions:

The mixture was a little chunky so I thought to try and dehydrate these in my Excalibur dehydrator.

For those of us without a high quality food processor, this mixture works well with part very chunky and the rest pureed, -experiment with textures.

Dehydrating this mixture ended up turning what was a sloppy mess, as some parts were over ground and others were not, into a winner recipe.

Press out the shapes you would like your ‘Baby cakes’ to be, and dehydrate at 115 degrees F. for minimum 12 hours – or longer depending on desired texture wanted.

Cookie cutters can be used- but go small.

Note: though when dehydrating you must thoroughly dry the food if you want to store it long term. Silica gel packs can also be inserted in storage- in glass preferred- but some dehydrated items need to breath a bit- or molds can grow- yucky, so just be aware of this.

Thank you Danielle for the original recipe. Adapted from

‘Raw Food Recipe: Raw Carrot Cake Bliss Balls’

– by Danielle Felip

http://www.terawarner.com/blog/2011/09/raw-food-recipe-raw-carrot-cake-bliss-balls/

 

 

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