Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Carrot Cake Bites


Carrot Cake Bites, originally uploaded by darnlucky.

This morning I juiced a small bag of carrots, one orange, and an apple for Basil. Poor thing. He's got the flu. I had a bunch of pulp that looked too good to throw into the compost heap, so I got creative and made these little carrot cake bites.

Ingredients in The Bites:
carrot pulp from juicing
raw honey
raisins
dried cranberries
walnuts
slivered almonds
cinnamon
nutmeg
salt

Ingredients in The Frosting:
coconut water
coconut oil
honey
JICAMA!! (Now this was really creative)
cinnamon
walnuts

I mixed the ingredients for The Bites, and then rolled into balls and put in the dehydrator for around 6 hours. Then made The Frosting (with JICAMA!) and put The Frosting into a pastry bag in the fridge for about an hour. Then I frosted the little carrot cake bites, and garnished with a dried cranberry.

They didn't taste exactly like carrot cake, but were super yummy. Basil even ate a few when he got home from work, and complimented them without being prompted! :)

13 comments:

Penni said...

You're getting pretty creative with the pulp! Great idea because my compose can't handle anymore wet pulp. Thanks for sharing. Hope Basil gets to feeling better soon!!

Lisa (Pixywinks) said...

You got an award! Stop by my blog to pick it up.
XO
Pixy Lisa

jessica said...

wow, that looks yummy.

yardsnacker said...

Do you have my almond toast recipe? Oh my it's yummy.
So hey, I thought about it and decided to sign up for FU. I'm thinking about doing a slightly different challenge however..

Have a great day!

~Sam

Crystal said...

Looks Great!I didn't know you were from the upstate! I grew up in Anderson but we live in Columbia right now. All our family lives in/near Anderson. Neat.

Wendi Dee said...

My mouth is watering. When I saw the picture, I wondered how you made that cream/icing and then saw you used jicama!!! WOW! You are super creative, Bunny! I'm looking forward to your raw food preparation book! When's it going to be available?? :-)

Lots of love to you and extra healing love going to Basil. I hope he's well very soon.

Wendi
XOXOXO

HiHoRosie said...

Yum! I love it when other people get creative and share their recipes! Thanks for that.

cjward said...

yummy!

Colleen (aka "Rawleen") said...

Super duper cute!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Jacqueleen said...

These look amazing! Thanks for being so awesome and quirky!

Feel better Basil :)

Isle Dance said...

Oh, YUMYUMYUM. And thanks to HiHo, I have a present for you on my blog: http://isledance.blogspot.com/2008/07/lost-in-space.html :o)

~Anastazia~ said...

Wow, these look delish! I've never even seen a jicima, let alone know what they taste like, but now I have a reason to find out!
LOVE your creativity!
& hope Basil's feeling much better real soon!
~Anastazia~

Livsharan Kaur/ Alysa said...

YUUUUMMMM!!!!!