Dear Leah Renee,
I always seem to buy baggies of carrots to snack on but never end up eating them. Do you know of any tasty carrot inspired recipes that would help me use up my stash? -Alyssa M., Los Angeles, CA
This is a good problem to have. I too had the same issue this morning; I bought a huge bag of carrots to make fresh carrot juice and still had a bunch sitting there in the fridge. We must not waste them! Let’s make them. Here’s what came out of the dilemma (notice the two missing…oopsie! They were tasty!):
1 cup flaxseeds (or flax meal)
½ cup almonds
¼ cup pecans
¼ cup walnuts
5 whole carrots
½ cup goji berries (or raisins)
½ packet of stevia
½ tsp sea salt
1 heaping tsp cinnamon
¼ cup water + add accordingly
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Blend flaxseeds, nuts, and goji berries together to form a choppy flour-like consistency. Transfer to a bowl. Blend softened carrots together (via the microwave or slightly steamed, unless you have a Vitamix!) to form a nice creamy texture. Add to the flax/nut mixture. Add in sea salt, cinnamon, stevia, and water to form a thick mixture, not too runny. Mix together.
- Spread onto parchment paper on a large baking dish until pretty thin. Bake for ½ hour, pulling them out of the oven momentarily with your oven mitt to slice into squares. Place them back into the over for another ½ hour, or until crisp! Let cool.
- Dip them into some guacamole, spread some hummus on them, or eat them as is! You choose! Enjoy.
**If it’s the little bags of baby carrots that are leftover rather than large whole carrots, I would guesstimate about 6 baby carrots would equal out to one whole carrot. This recipe would then call for about 30-40 baby carrots.