Raw Carrot Coconut Truffles

Raw Carrot Coconut Truffles - Dani's Cookings

Delicious meets healthy: that’s the slogan for these wonderful Raw Carrot Coconut Truffles. They are an easy to make tasty snack, perfect for kids and also for their parents.

Raw Carrot Coconut Truffles - Dani's Cookings
You might have noticed recently that I am posting more and more healthy recipes in Dani’s Cookings. Not that I am suddenly considering to quit sugar or to start some special diet. Actually in the past I had been on a diet for a long time (including starving myself for many years which was NOT healthy), but as I have mentioned few times already, sugar is my biggest and most irresistible temptation which I haven’t succeeded to quit so far. However as my little son is already at an age when he wants to eat everything and is particularly tempted by chocolate and sugar, I have become very conscious of what I bake. Recently he is asking for cakes all the time, which is not surprising as that’s what he sees me baking. So having in mind that this blog is mainly about desserts, my only chance to keep my child away from the sugar is by preparing sugar free sweets… Hence, without realising, I got myself into an interesting healthy adventure 🙂

Raw Carrot Coconut Truffles - Dani's Cookings
I started it some time ago with the Healthy Apple and Date Cake and I was amazed by its taste! I suddenly realised that “cake” does not have to be a synonym of “unhealthy”. Later on I made few more healthy baked desserts – like the quick and easy Banana Bundt Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting and the very delicious Healthy Coconut Date Cake… And one day I made a no bake healthy cake which was unexpectedly great and surprisingly easy: Raw Avocado Banana Cake. But I won’t stop with that one! Raw desserts have a special charm: they can’t stay too long in the fridge, unless frozen, but when just made, they have a unique taste.

Raw Carrot Coconut Truffles - Dani's Cookings
The current Raw Carrot Coconut Truffles are sweet and fresh. They are also full of nice flavours. I am not a huge carrot lover but I found them very tasty and satisfying. They are great as a snack or as a dessert. I had them even for breakfast! Made with healthy ingredients, these truffles are also loaded with minerals.

Raw Carrot Coconut Truffles - Dani's Cookings
But I have to confess that my initial reason and main inspiration to make these truffles was… the porcelain rabbit that you see on the photos! It was gifted to me (full of sweets, of course) and I decided that it would be so nice to have it filled with something made from carrots. That thought was enough for me to immediately come up a recipe.

Raw Carrot Coconut Truffles - Dani's Cookings
Unfortunately our son didn’t like the truffles. I think he didn’t approve the texture of the grated carrots and shredded coconut. Nevertheless my better half and myself enjoyed them quite a lot. We shared them with some friends who loved them too.

Raw Carrot Coconut Truffles - Dani's Cookings
Last but not least: this recipe is part of the blog event “Colourful food”. I am so excited to take part of it, as it is being hosted by my blogging friend Jenny. As I love colourful themes so much, I just couldn’t help but participate in that event! The current recipe is ORANGE colour.

Raw Carrot Coconut Truffles - Dani's Cookings

Raw Carrot Coconut Truffles
Prep Time
25 mins
Resting time
2 hrs
 
Servings: 20 truffles
Ingredients
  • 300 g grated carrots about 3 medium carrots
  • 35 g coconut oil meted in a pan of warm water
  • 70 g honey
  • 50 g coconut flour
  • 2 teaspoons flax seed meal
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • shredded coconut for coating
Instructions
  1. In a food processor combine all ingredients except the shredded coconut. Process at high speed for 3-5 minutes, until almost smooth mixture.
  2. With your hands make small balls from the mixture. Coat them with shredded coconut.
  3. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours before serving. Keep leftovers in a airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Jenny
    Friday May 25th, 2018 at 09:15 AM

    Daniela, thanks for taking part in the event, your truffles look delicious!

    Apart from that I find interesting how you describe your journey with healthier food. I feel I am the same, I don’t think I will ever stop baking, I just find it too relaxing. However, it doesn’t hurt to explore what is out there and I love the challenge to create something delicious, yet healthy or at least healthier.

    And never forget, by baking with your son, you are creating memories. I cherish all the times I spent with my grandma in the kitchen!

    • Reply
      Daniela
      Monday May 28th, 2018 at 10:22 PM

      Thank you, Jenny for your nice words!
      Indeed baking is a relax for people like you and me (I know others who find baking overwhelming) but also experimenting keeps things always interesting. I am getting ready for my next healthy dessert by baking few unhealthy ones in the meantime 🙂
      But, at the end of the day, I believe that eating nice homemade food together with lovely people is always healthy (as long as we don’t overeat too much, of course :))

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