I love Carrot Cake. It’s my birthday cake of choice every year. I also love dates! They are so convenient and satisfying in a small amount. Alas, this snack was born. It’s not really anything new. It’s hardly even a ‘recipe’. Here’s how I assemble my carrot cake stuffed dates for a quick, allergen-friendly, paleo, hormone-balancing snack!
I looove using Sunflower Seed Butter in snacks. It’s a nut-free alternative that is typically well-tolerated and provides great healthy fats. It’s a staple in my hormone healing diet. This is also a great choice for kids who have issues with peanuts or tree nuts.
The best part about these Carrot Cake Stuffed Dates is that you don’t really have to do any prep work for them to be ready to eat in five minutes or less. I almost always have dates, sunbutter, and coconut in my pantry, and I always have raw carrots in the fridge. Viola!
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If you’re feeling fancy, set out all the ingredients on a serving board and have a little snack plate to yourself. This is an excellent activity with kids as they start to learn their preferences. Salt is a fun one – they’ll learn moderation and balance of ingredients through trial and error!
What is Sunflower Seed Butter?
Just like other nut butters, sunflower seed butter is simply a blend of sunflower seeds until they create a creamy consistency. Sunflower seeds are high in Vitamin E and Magnesium. You can find sunflower butter in most grocery stores, just remember to check for added ingredients. I like Thrive Market’s Sunflower Butter that’s made with ONLY ground sunflower seeds.
What modifications can I make?
If you prefer to make this coconut-free, you can omit the coconut flakes. If you’re good with nuts, use almond or cashew butter instead. Don’t have carrots? Leave em off, it’s still good. Want a little more oomph? Throw on some chocolate chunks!
Carrot Cake Stuffed Dates
- 2 Medjool Dates pitted
- 2 tbsp Sunflower Seed Butter
- 2 tbsp Shredded Raw Carrots
- 1 tbsp Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
- 1 pinch Flaky Sea Salt
- Pit and slice the dates in half lengthwise.
- Fill each date half with 1/2 tbsp seed butter
- Sprinkle on raw carrots, coconut, and sea salt.
- Enjoy right away!
When ingredient shopping, I use Thrive Market. They have the best prices for organic, shelf-stable products like dates, sunflower seeds, coconut, and sea salt. Click here to get a free gift with your first order.
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