Carrot Cake Protein Bites (No-bake)

Carrot Cake Protein Bites (No-bake)

It’s finally spring and the flowers are blooming, so naturally, it is carrot cake season! These carrot cake protein bites are the perfect healthy alternative to a slice of cake.

carrot cake protein bites

Don’t get me wrong, moist carrot cake with a creamy cream cheese frosting is delicious, but making a huge cake can take time and a lot of effort. These carrot cake protein bites have the delicious cream cheese frosting and carrot cake flavor, but they take a lot less time. The other bonus to these little treats is you can have a few of them for fewer calories than just one slice of carrot cake!

So what do you need to make these carrot cake protein bites?

Ingredients:
  • ½ cup Carrot Cake Pamscakes’ Pancake Mix or a high protein pancake mix
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon, if using a plain pancake mix add ¼ tsp
  • ¼ cup fat-free cream cheese (softened at room temp)
  • ½ tbsp monk fruit sweetener, I used Lakanto
  • 2 tbsp Pamscake’s Cream cheese frosting mix (optional)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut shreds
Instructions:
  1. Start by lining a plate or small container with parchment paper
  2. Combine the cream cheese, pancake mix, sweetener, and cinnamon in a bowl
  3. Once combined use your hands to shape the mixture into 6 balls
  4. If using the frosting, combine the frosting mix with 1-2 tbsp of water, if not skip this step
  5. Spread the coconut flakes onto a plate or flat surface
  6. Roll each ball into the frosting, then into the coconut shreds so it is covered in coconut
  7. Place onto the parchment paper and allow to set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes
  8. Enjoy!
What is the nutrition information for the carrot cake protein bites?

1 protein bite is 71 calories, 3 grams of fat, 7 grams of carbs, and 5 grams of protein. You can search HNFit Carrot Cake Protein Bites in My Fitness Pal for easy logging.

What if you do not have Pamscake’s pancake mix?

If you do not have Pamscakes’ pancake mix I highly recommend you buy some, here is their site, and you can use my code haleynicolefit10 for 10% off your order! However, there are a lot of protein pancake mixes out there that would also work great, the macros per bite will likely be a bit different!

carrot cake protein bites

How do you store these?

You can store these in the refrigerator for up to a week, or you can freeze them for up to a month, just make sure to let them thaw a little before eating them.

Do protein bites have to be refrigerated?

Not all protein bites need to be but if they have a cream cheese base like these do you should definitely refrigerate them!

Do you have to bake protein bites?

These are no-bake, as are most of the recipes that I explained below which make them a perfect meal prep for the week, you can make them in 1-2-3!

Are protein bites okay to eat on a low-carb diet?

Yes absolutely, this recipe is very similar to fat bomb recipes which are often consumed in a keto diet. If you are low-carb I recommend using one of the fat bases below, nut flour or coconut flour, and a sugar-free sweetener of some sort. For example, a great, low-carb recipe would be, peanut butter, almond flour, and sugar-free chocolate chips!

What can protein bites be made out of?

You can easily make many different protein bite recipes with just three ingredients, depending on what you use they will have a lower protein content and may be higher in fat:

  1. Fat Base: Coconut oil, peanut butter, cream cheese, MCT Oil, butter, heavy whipping cream, cashew butter, almond butter, sun butter
  2. Binders: Protein pancake mix, almond flour, coconut flour, chia seeds, flax meal, protein powders, oat flour
  3. Flavors: Sugar-free jello, granulated sweetener, maple syrup, honey, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, shredded coconut

carrot cake protein bites

What other kinds of protein bites can you make?

As I stated above you can make a variety of flavors using the three main ingredients, fat, binder, and flavoring, here are some ideas:

    • Protein PB: Peanut butter, protein powder, chocolate chips
    • Brownie Bites: Cashew butter, coconut flour, cocoa powder
    • Chocolate Coconut: Coconut oil, coconut flour, chocolate chips, and coconut shreds 
    • Chocolate Cheese: Cream cheese, cocoa powder, chocolate chips
    • Cinnamon Raisin: Peanut butter, oat flour, cinnamon, raisins
    • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: Butter, almond flour, chocolate chips
    • Raspberry Cheesecake: Cream cheese, almond flour, sugar-free raspberry jello mix
Other bite-sized recipes you will like:
Yield: 6

Carrot Cake Protein Bites (No-bake)

Carrot Cake Protein Bites (No-bake)

It’s finally spring and the flowers are blooming, so naturally, it is carrot cake season! These carrot cake protein bites are the perfect healthy alternative to a slice of cake.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Carrot Cake Pamscakes’ Pancake Mix or a high protein pancake mix
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon, if using a plain pancake mix add ¼ tsp
  • ¼ cup fat-free cream cheese (softened at room temp)
  • ½ tbsp monk fruit sweetener, I used Lakanto
  • 2 tbsp Pamscake’s Cream cheese frosting mix (optional)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut shreds

Instructions

  1. Start by lining a plate or small container with parchment paper
  2. Combine the cream cheese, pancake mix, sweetener, and cinnamon in a bowl
  3. Once combined use your hands to shape the mixture into 6 balls
  4. If using the frosting, combine the frosting mix with 1-2 tbsp of water, if not skip this step
  5. Spread the coconut flakes onto a plate or flat surface
  6. Roll each ball into the frosting, then into the coconut shreds so it is covered in coconut
  7. Place onto the parchment paper and allow to set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes
  8. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1 bite

Amount Per Serving Calories 71Total Fat 3.1gSaturated Fat 2.3gCholesterol 2.5mgSodium 85mgCarbohydrates 7.6gFiber 1.3gSugar 1.8gProtein 4.7g

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