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!
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
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
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.
2.) Place the carrots on the prepared baking sheet and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes at 425 degrees until tender.
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.
4.) Transfer the carrots and the dipping sauce to a plate to serve.
Yum! Enjoy! 🙂