These carrot cake quinoa balls are quick, healthy and flavourful. Puffed quinoa is combined with grated carrot, peanut butter and spices to make a vegan, gluten-free, super-fast treat. Fantastic for breakfast, snacks or treats for the kids, they only take minutes to make.
These carrot cake quinoa balls were so popular, we made them twice in one week!
They're really nice chilled and such a quick snack.
They are filling in small portions and give adults and children alike a hit of energy, without refined sugar or any nasties.
Puffed quinoa is available in major supermarkets, health food shops and online, or you could substitute puffed rice or any other small cereal.
Sometimes the kids want something sweet.
They're kids, so it's understandable, but I don't want them to have cookies, chocolate or other treats every day.
I don't begrudge them having the odd sweet treat, but I try to keep it to a minimum.
My children, especially my three-year-old daughter, love to help in the kitchen.
We make healthy balls quite often, using up whatever ingredients we have to hand.
They love sweet potato and fresh ginger protein balls and beetroot chocolate balls, particularly.
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Carrot Cake Quinoa Truffles
- 1 carrot peeled and grated
- 1 cup (20g) puffed quinoa usually in the cereal aisle
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger
- Mix all ingredients together well. Roll into balls and store in the fridge until ready to eat.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.
Thes were delicious. So easy. I used puffed rice though.
Spanish Homemade - Paella and Tapas Catering
That´s a lovely recipe! Nice, tasty and different 🙂 We knew of Quinoa as a sustitute of rice in some dishes (we never do it in our paella catering company in our events in London, Sussex or Surrey though), but never thought of it to use it as a dessert. Really nice idea to be added in our list to try 🙂
Thanks a lot!
These are awesome!
Mmm they sound delicious! I love adding quinoa pops in date balls and homemade chocolate for a bit of crunch 🙂
Such a cute idea!! Sounds absolutely delicious!
Homemade Food Junkie
These look healthy and delicious! I love these bite sized round ball treats!
I could convince my youngest to help out more in the kitchen with these treats.
Wow.. this is a healthy snack.. we do get puffed quinoa in Brazil.. will try it for sure.
Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes
What a lovely idea for a healthy snack! I love carrot cake and really like the idea of adding quinoa for a protein hit.
Brand & Beauty
Omg this looks so delicious, fantastic xx
Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
Oh yum! I've never seen puffed quinoa in the shops, I'll have to keep an eye out for that. Love the sound of all the spices with the carrot.
You have no idea how much do I love carrot cake and quinoa! And you just came up with a very healthy version of carrot cake with quinoa. Love this!
Kate | The Veg Space
Absolutely love these.... fab idea for healthy 'sweeties' for the kids, and anything with 'carrot cake' in the title would go down very well in our house!
Carrot and cinnamon are a dream together, aren't they?!
These sound delicious and I happen to looove quinoa. Must try to make some soon.