Recipe: Gluten free carrot cake protein bites

Recipe: Gluten free carrot cake protein bites

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I’ve had a real craving for carrot cake lately – I don’t really know why – but I decided to avoid the calorie-laden cake and try make a slightly healthier version instead which I could enjoy before or after a workout. Carrots are a great source of vitamins A & C, antioxidants, fibre and iron, to name but a few of the benefits.

It’s important in your diet to make sure you include as many different colour vegetables as possible – and what better way than in a protein-packed, tasty sweet treat!

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I have to be honest, this was a bit of an experimental recipe but I was really pleased with how it turned out. The ground almonds made this less ‘flapjack-y’ and more ‘cake-y’, but it was like a great blend of both. I used gluten free oats which are a great source of fibre and Low GI carbohydrates, which I normally have pre-workout.

As well as workout fuel, these are just nice with a cup of tea, so however you want to enjoy them, go for it! It’s a seriously simple recipe and cooks in 15 minutes – so you’ll be eating them within half an hour!

Carrot cake protein bites

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100g gluten free oats

120g ground almonds

60g raisins

50g vanilla whey protein powder

1/4 tsp cinnamon

75g grated carrot

1 tablespoon honey

1/4 cupĀ cold water

  1. Preheat the oven to 175’C.
  2. Add all of the dry ingredients (oats, almonds, whey powder, cinnamon) to a food processor and give it a quick blitz to mix.
  3. Add the grated carrot, raisins, honey and water to the food processor and blend until mixed well.
  4. Line a baking tin with greaseproof paper and pour in the mix, spreading evenly to form a layer no more than 1.5 inches thick.
  5. Place in the centre of the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Cool on a rack and then chop into small squares.

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2 Comments

  1. August 2, 2016 / 10:18

    Yum, love carrot cake. never made it myself though, Thanks for posting sounds delcious. Simon

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