Recipes

Chewy Granola Carrot Cake Bites

Inspired by carrot cake, this chewy granola bite has all of the components of a carrot cake coupled with the essence of a chewy granola. Hope you enjoy!

  • Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Hearty Grains & Seeds Hot Cereal
  • 13 cup raisins
  • 13 cup chopped pecans
  • 12 cup firmly packed grated carrot
  • 34 cup shredded coconut
  • 14 cup water
  • 14 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 14 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg

Directions

  • Heat the oven to 350°F. Spray 24 (1 3/4-inch) mini muffin-pan cups with vegetable cooking spray.
  • Stir the cereal, raisins, pecans, carrot, coconut, water, maple syrup, olive oil, cinnamon, nutmeg and egg in a large bowl. Spoon about 1 tablespoon cereal mixture into each muffin-pan cup, pressing down firmly on each with the back of the spoon to flatten
  • Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown and firm. Let the bites cool in the pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes.

Tips

  • For Baked Apple Bites, omit the coconut, substitute sweetened dried cranberries for the raisins and 3/4 cup chopped dried apple rings for the carrot.