Low-FODMAP Carrot Cake Protein Balls




Yield 12 Balls


2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted and cooled to just above room temp.

1/4 cup maple syrup, room temp.

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar

1 1/4 tsp allspice

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground ginger

1/4 tsp sea salt

1 cup blanched almond flour

3/4 cup carrots, peeled and finely shredded (about 1 large carrot)

2 tbsp. hemp hearts

1/2 pecans, chopped

1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut


Step 1:  Add coconut oil to a small heat-resistant bowl and heat in the microwave until just melted. Set aside and allow to cool to room temperature.

Step 2:  In a large mixing bowl, whisk together maple syrup, vanilla extract, apple cider vinegar, allspice, cinnamon, ginger, and salt until combined. Add in almond flour, carrots, pecans, and hemp seeds, and stir gently with a spoon. Lastly, add in coconut oil and stir the mixture thoroughly until a dough forms.

Step 3: Line a large airtight container with parchment paper. Use your hands to form 2 tablespoon-sized balls and place in an airtight container. Refrigerate for a minimum of 3 hours or overnight.

Step 4: Once balls have set, add shredded coconut to a small bowl and roll balls in coconut until even coated.

Step 5: Store in an airtight container for up to one week in the fridge or freeze for up to 3 months.

Courses Snack or Dessert

Amount Per Serving

Calories 140

% Daily Value

Total Fat 11 g


Total Carbohydrates 8 g


Dietary Fiber 2 g


Sugars 5 g

Protein 3 g


Carrot Cake Protein Balls, Low-FODMAP Carrot Cake Protein BallsSpecial Notes:

You can use a food processor to make these, although it is not required. You can chop the pecans and shred in the carrot in the food processor and mix everything else in by hand. You can consume up to two balls for a low-FODMAP serving.

Coconut is optional, it brings great texture and flavor to the balls, but does make them a bit messy.

Carrot Cake Protein Balls, Low-FODMAP Carrot Cake Protein Balls

Dr Jockers Comments

These low FODMAP carrot cake protein balls taste great and are fantastic for anyone who has major gut issues and is looking to follow a low-FODMAP diet to help get relief.  This is a tasty and satiating dessert recipe your family will enjoy!

FODMAP is an acronym for naturally occurring Fermentable Oligo, Di- and Monosaccharides and Polyols.  These include the short-chain carbohydrates such as glucose, fructose (present with excess glucose), galactans, polyols and lactose found widely in many healthy foods including cruciferous veggies, legumes and other veggies such as asparagus, onions and garlic.

For some individuals with digestive disorders, FODMAPS are not easily absorbed and are challenging on the bowels.  For individuals with bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine (SIBO) or generalized dysbiosis, they can cause significant bloating, cramping and gas. For more about a low-FODMAP diet read this article here.

I also recommend using specifically formulated enzymes to assist in the breakdown and processing of higher FODMAP foods.  FODMATE™ is an innovative enzyme formula designed for short-term use that can help support digestive health, including relief from occasional cramping, bloating, gas, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation that may result from the consumption of high FODMAP foods.

Carrot Cake Protein Balls, Low-FODMAP Carrot Cake Protein Balls


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