Baked Cinnamon Carrot Sticks with Sweet Almond Dipping Sauce

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My new favorite snack!!!  These baked cinnamon carrot sticks are so incredibly delicious, and to be honest, you could actually get away with having these as a super healthy dessert when you pair it with the sweet almond dipping sauce (which is also extremely healthy by the way)!  Regardless of if you have this for a snack, dessert, or even breakfast, you will be happy you gave them a try…SOOOOO YUMMY!

With carrots being the main ingredient, you know this has lots of health benefits!

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Another great thing about carrots is that they contain a super absorbable form of calcium that is hard to get from other forms of foods or supplements.  You get all these health benefits in a sweet and delicious treat!  Believe me, you would never know that getting your servings of veggies in this snack!

BAKED CINNAMON CARROT STICKS WITH SWEET ALMOND DIPPING SAUCE

Ingredients:

For the carrots:

  • 18-20 baby carrots, sliced in halves
  • 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • heaping 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • healthy pinch of stevia or 1/2-1 Tbsp. raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla

For the Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • pinch of stevia, or 1-2 tsp. raw honey
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1-4 Tbsp. of milk of your choice

Directions:

1.) Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Place your halved baby carrots in a medium mixing bowl, and add the rest of the ingredients for the carrots.  Toss to coat completely.

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2.) Place the carrots on the prepared baking sheet and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes at 425 degrees until tender.

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3.) In a small saucepan, add all the ingredients for the sauce, except the milk.  Heat over low heat and stir to combine.  Add the milk 1 tablespoon at a time until the sauce reaches your desired consistency (more milk = a thinner sauce, less milk = a thicker sauce).  Transfer to a bowl.

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4.) Transfer the carrots and the dipping sauce to a plate to serve.

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Yum!  Enjoy! 🙂