Carrot Cake Bites – these bites have less saturated fat and the nutritional value increased.

carrot cake bites

Carrot Cake Bites

Ingredients:

  • 100g Porridge oats
  • 80g wholemeal flour
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 50g melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 75ml honey
  • 100g peeled, grated carrots
  • 50g sultanas/raisins
  • 50g walnuts, chopped

For the drizzle:

  • 25g cream cheese
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • 1tbsp maple syrup

Method

  • Combine the oats, flour, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the melted butter, egg, vanilla extract and honey.  Add in the carrots, sultans and walnuts, mix until combined.  Then add the carrot mix to the flours and oats and stir.  Chill for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 180oC.
  • Spoon 15-20 heaped tablespoons of the dough onto the baking sheet, then flatten with the back of a spoon. Chill again for 5 minutes.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until cooked and golden. Leave to cool slightly before transferring them to a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
  • To make the drizzle, combine the cream cheese, lemon juice and maple syrup. Using a teaspoon, drizzle over a little mixture on each cookie.  Will last in an airtight container for up to three days.

 

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