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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