Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

July 8, 2020
My dad is the hardest working person I know, so I always try to make him a batch of food or baked goods to give him one less thing to worry about during the week. Baked goods are easier for him to grab and go in the morning, so I tend to make these more often. Since carrot cake is his favorite, I used fresh carrots and spices and combined them with oats to create a delicious breakfast cookie. These are healthy and filling and they remind me of the Kind brand breakfast bars.

I used honey in this recipe but you can use any other sweetener you like including maple syrup, agave, or sugar. If I had maple syrup on hand, I would have preferred to use this because it amplifies the flavor of the spices. You can make these cookies any size, to make more or less depending on your preference.
carrot cake oatmeal cookies on a wire cooling rack

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

Recipe Type: Breakfast Sweets
utensils YIELDS 8 cookies
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  • 2 1/2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp ground flax
  • 1 cup instant oats
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp clove
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1:4 cup almond milk
  • 3/4 cup grated carrot
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1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.

2. Prepare your flax egg by combining the water and flax seed in a small bowl. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, baking powder, and spices.

4. In a separate bowl, add the flax egg, applesauce, vanilla, honey, and almond milk.

5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix.

6. Fold in the grated carrot.

7. Form balls and shape them to the size you would like on a cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes.

8. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. Enjoy! 

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Lauren is a homebody who likes to spend time with her cat, explore new ideas in the kitchen, relax in the sun with a good book, and promote healthy living to friends and family.


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