Love Carrot Cake? These keto Carrot Cake Balls are the perfect way to satisfy your craving. This quick and easy recipe is full of good-for-you ingredients with no added sugars!
Why this Recipe is Best
It’s no secret that we love a good slice of carrot cake around here. There’s something so satisfying about a moist, perfectly spiced cake with carrot flavor and a dusting of coconut.
- All the flavors you love in carrot cake rolled into one bite sized treat.
- No artificial sweeteners! Our carrot cake balls are sweetened with monk fruit.
- These are easy to make and ready to eat in just 20 minutes!
When you’re short on time, carrot cake balls are a perfect alternative to baking a whole cake.
These sugar free balls are also packed with protein making them a great choice for keeping your energy stable throughout the day.
If you love sugar free cakes, be sure to try our blueberry cake next. We’ve topped it with a sugar free lemon frosting!
- Carrot – The carrot needs to be very finely grated to give the balls the right consistency.
- Cashew butter – We love the flavor of cashew in this recipe, but you can use any kind of nut butter to make these carrot cake balls.
- Powdered monk fruit – If you only have granulated monk fruit, pulse it in the food processor until it reaches the consistency of confectioner’s sugar.
- Ground pecans – Also called “pecan flour”, this gives the carrot cake balls a delicious nutty flavor.
Combine the ingredients:
First, combine cashew butter with vanilla and cinnamon. Now mix in powdered monk fruit and grated carrot. Stir in the ground pecans. Once they’re fully incorporated, add the coconut flour.
Knead the mixture a few times with your hands. A soft dough will form.
Use your hands to pinch off small sections of the dough. Roll them into balls. You should have enough dough to make about 24 balls, depending on how large you choose to roll them.
You can enjoy these carrot cake balls right away or let them chill in the refrigerator first. They stay moist in the fridge and taste delicious cold.
Tips and Tricks
- Love coconut with your carrot cake? Roll the balls in unsweetened shredded coconut flakes before serving.
- Check the label on your nut butter to ensure no added sugars.
- Store carrot cake balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
Because these carrots need to be shredded extra fine, I recommend a grater with small holes, such as a box grater. Peel the carrot first, then run the sides of the carrot over the blades of the grater.
You can also use a food processor with a shredding attachment to shred your carrots finely and quickly!
Yes, these balls hold up well to freezing! Place them in a freezer safe bag and keep frozen for up to 3 months. When you need a sweet energy-boosting treat, pull out as many as you like and let them thaw before enjoying.
Yes, this recipe is vegan friendly because it contains no eggs or dairy. It is also a naturally gluten free dessert!
More Sugar Free Desserts
- Crustless Pumpkin Pie
- Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding
- Keto Lemon Cookies
- Sugar Free Pecan Sandies
- Pumpkin Cookies
- 1 cup cashew butter (or other nut butter)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 Tablespoons powdered monk fruit
- 1 cup finely grated carrot
- 1 cup ground pecans
- ⅓ cup coconut flour
- Place cashew butter into a large bowl, add vanilla extract and cinnamon and combine.
- Add powdered monk fruit and grated carrot and mix until smooth. It’s important that the carrot is finely grated to acheive a smooth texture.
- Add ground pecan nuts and stir until combined. Then add the coconut flour and knead with your hands to achieve a soft “dough”.
- Finally, roll the dough into 24 balls.
- Optional: coat the balls with shredded coconut.
- Cashew butter- can be swapped with any nut butter or sugar free peanut butter.
- Pecans- can grind your own, purchase as ground pecans, or use almond flour if prefered.
- These balls will stay moist in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 7 days.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 106Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 36mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g
Satisfy your sweet tooth with these easy Carrot Cake Balls! Rolled in coconut or enjoyed all on their own, they make a perfect sugar free snack for any time of day.