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Sticky Carrot Bites Recipe


  • 1½tbsp ground flaxseeds/linseeds
  • 4½tbsp water
  • 150g gluten-free plain flour
  • ½tsp xanthan gum
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ¾ salt
  • 2tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ ground ginger
  • ½ tsp grated nutmeg
  • 190g xylitol
  • 125ml unsweetened apple puree
  • 60ml almond milk
  • 125ml olive oil
  • 190g finely grated carrots (about 6-8)
  • large handful of raisins
  • large handful of walnuts


1. Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F.

2. Put the flaxseeds/linseeds and water into a small bowl. Whisk the seeds into the water with a fork until the mixture starts to feel like the consistency of a beaten egg. Place in the fridge.

3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, bicarb, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.

4. Separately mix together the xylitol, apple puree, almond milk and olive oil. Stir in the flax mix. Put this into the bowl of dry ingredients and stir until smooth. Add the grated carrots and raisins and stir.

5. Spoon into a baking pan. Crumble the walnuts and scatter on top, Bake for 30 minutes. Cover with foil and return to oven for 10-12 minutes.

6. Remove from the oven – the insides will still be gooey. Cut into little portions and put onto a prepared baking sheet. Put the bites in the warm oven for 30 minutes. Store in an airtight container for up to three days.

Recipe courtesy of Super Healthy Snacks and Treats by Jenna Zoe, photography by Clare Winfield, Ryland Peters & Small


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