The Best Mid-Run Fuel: Carrot Raisin Cookie Bites

These nutritious bite-sized snacks from one of our favorite bloggers are the perfect fuel.

carrot raisin cookie bites

When it comes to dessert, a dish that’s healthy and tastes amazing is basically the Holy Grail. With a knack for serving up miracles, it’s no wonder runner Katie Higgins’ blog, Chocolate-Covered Katie, has developed a massive following. The 28-year-old is known for recipes that put a nutritious twist on old favorites, like brownies and cheesecake, but she also delivers innovations, including these Carrot Raisin Cookie Bites.

Take your carrot cake on the go with these bite-size snacks. The perfect fuel for a long trail run, they’re made up of wholesome ingredients—no refined sugar here!

Carrot Raisin Cookie Bites
14 to 16 bites

1 small carrot, peeled and cut into coins ½ cup raisins
½ cup walnuts
¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp. quick-cooking oats
¼ tsp. cinnamon
⅛ tsp. plus ⅛ teaspoon salt
¼ cup shredded coconut, optional

Combine all ingredients in a high-quality food processor and process very well. Transfer the mixture to a gallon-sized resealable plastic bag and smush into a ball. Open the bag and shape the dough into about 15 balls, using your hands or a cookie scoop. Refrigerate in a covered container for up to 2 weeks, or freeze for up to 2 months.

Per Bite (without optional coconut): Calories: 45, Fat 2.5G, Fiber 1G, Carbs 5.5G, Protein 1.5G

Want more recipes? Higgins just released her first cookbook out with 80 new recipes.