Sunday, September 22, 2013

Gluten Free Carrot Bites



Ingredients:
  • 2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 5 -6 dates, pitted and roughly chopped (I use nice soft Medjool Dates)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated (I use a little more to fit our taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 orange, zest of
  • sesame seeds, for rolling in
  • unsweetened dried shredded coconut, for rolling in



Directions:

  1. In a food processor fitted with the S-blade, process carrots untill finely ground. Remove and set aside.
  2. Process the walnuts and cashews in the food processor (no need to clean it out) until finely ground.
  3. Add the dates and process until finely chopped and incorporated into the nuts.
  4. Add the reserved carrots, ginger, cinnamon, orange zest (if using) and process until dough forms.
  5. Shape the mixture into 15-18 small balls.
  6. Roll in sesame seeds or shredded coconut to coat.
  7. Refrigerate until ready to enjoy. Can be refrigerated for up to 5 days.



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