Carrot cake chickpea balls. Here’s a healthy vegan recipe that we know your family will love, using chickpeas, carrots, peanut butter, and raisins. Makes a great snack for kids.
We’re always experimenting with new homemade healthy snacks for our kids, and we love sharing them with you!
This one is a slight alteration to our Blueberry Chickpea Cookie Dough Balls. It changes out only a few ingredients, but gives a totally different flavor.
Like our other no-bake recipes, you’ll blend the ingredients, roll into balls, and refrigerate until ready to eat. Easy!
Toddlers and older kids (…and parents) love the carrot cake flavor of these, making them the perfect combination of naturally sweet and healthy.
Chickpea balls also travel well, making them easy to toss into a to-go container and take along with you, without a mess.
They’re naturally sweetened with Medjool dates, packed with iron from the chickpeas and raisins, and provide healthy unsaturated fat from the peanut butter.
Start by placing the oats in a food processor or high speed blender and pulsing until they reach a flour consistency.
Toss in the chickpeas, peanut butter, pitted dates, vanilla extract, and salt (optional). Keep pulsing until a sticky dough forms and starts to pull away from the sides of the processor.
Finally, add the carrots and raisins, and pulse again a few times to incorporate them.
Using a spatula, remove the dough from the food processor or blender and place it in a bowl or on a clean counter top.
Use your hands to roll it into balls, approximately 1-inch in diameter.
Place the balls in a flat, airtight container or on a plate covered with plastic wrap, and store in the refrigerator. Here, they will firm up a bit.
Find the full printable recipe below.
Carrot Cake Chickpea Balls
- food processor or high speed blender
- 1 cup oats
- 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 8 Medjool dates, pitted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp sea salt (omit for babies under 1 year old)
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots
- Add oats to a food processor and pulse until flour consistency.
- Add chickpeas, peanut butter, dates, vanilla extract, and salt.
- Process until a sticky ball forms.
- Add raisins and carrots, and pulse a few times until they're incorporated.
- Roll into balls and store in the fridge.
Carrot cake chickpea balls. We think you’ll love this healthy vegan recipe using chickpeas, carrots, peanut butter, and raisins. These make a portable, great snack for kids.
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