Don’t be deceived by the title – these Carrot Cake Bites are actually delicious any time of the day. They are hearty and filling and an easy-to-grab bite for breakfast if you’re heading out the door though. Most of the time I’m a toast with almond butter and banana kind of girl, but sometimes I like to switch things up.
Breakfast is a really important meal, it starts your day. After a long fast since dinner, it’s important to bring lots of nutrients to your body in the morning. Foods that will energize you and keep you full!
These Carrot Cake Bites have almond butter (a healthy fat and provides protein), oats (so filling!), banana and carrots. I even snuck in some chia seeds for added nutrients. Chia Seeds are a great source of omega-3’s, iron and protein.
There’s just something super comforting about baked goods, isn’t there?
I really enjoy experimenting in ways to keep that comforting feeling with what I bake, but also making sure it’s supporting the healthy life I live.
The best part, in my opinion, is that these bites are moist, dense, filling and offer a touch of sweetness. I always use maple syrup to sweeten my baking these days. I cut out refined sugar roughly two years ago, and haven’t looked back. Any sweetener needs to be used in moderation but in this society we’re bombarded by sugar in everything.
Sugar and over consumption of sweeteners are BIG triggers for anxiety and depression. I highly recommend doing a sugar detox and cutting them out. I found that when I stopped eating so much sugar, my physical feelings of anxiety almost completely disappeared. And it really helps avoid that sugar crash that leads to tiredness and low moods.
And when you’ve cut out sugar you appreciate the natural sweetness and flavour of real food.
Here’s the Carrot Cake Breakfast Bites Recipe ↓
Carrot Cake Breakfast Bites
- 3/4 cup cashew milk any plant based milk works here
- 1/2 cup almond butter smooth
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 banana mashed
- 1/8 cup maple syrup
- 2 large carrots grated
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 1/2 cup steel cut oats
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp cloves
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper.
- Combine milk, almond butter, vanilla, banana, maple syrup, carrot and chia. Mix well.
- Add in oats, flour, baking soda and spices. Mix until combined.
- Spoon into prepared dish and smooth top.
- Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool completely before cutting into squares.
- Store in airtight container or bag and eat within 3-4 days. Can also freeze for longer storage.