What better way to welcome spring than to make carrot cake cookies!
All the yummy spices and sweetness of carrot cake without the sugar high. Even though “cookies” AND “cake” are both in the title, there is no reason you shouldn’t eat these for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or in between. They are just as healthy as they are yummy!
The oats and flax seeds make them perfect lactation cookies for nursing moms. The amount of nutrition and hidden fruits and vegetables make them perfect for children, even young ones with not many teeth. The fact that they’re vegan, refined sugar free, oil free, and gluten free make them perfect for all the health-conscious ones in your life. Their deliciousness makes them perfect for everyone else.
Make a batch for quick breakfasts and snacks this week–they’re easy to throw together! We’re loving them dipped in a glass of plant milk. We like Ripple pea milk right now, because it has a little more nutrition, fat and protein for my tiny 1-year-old baby who needs more calories to grow! It’s also creamy and delicious, without any added sugar (I buy the unsweetened vanilla kind).
Update: I created this recipe for a contest sponsored by Ripple milk, and I was one of the winners!
Packed with nutritious super foods like flax seed, chia seeds, oats, and carrots; and even more full of deliciousness! These make great breakfasts-on-the-go, and a terrific meal or snack for young children.
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1.5 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- 1.5 cup oats
- 1 cup grated carrots
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/4 cup Ripple milk or milk of choice (or more applesauce)
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/4 cup almond butter (or other nut/seed butter)
- 1/3 cup maple syrup, honey, or date paste
- 2 tbsp ground flax seed
Stir together the dry ingredients, the carrots, raisins, and chia seeds.
In another bowl or liquid measuring cup, stir together the wet ingredients and flax seeds.
Stir all together and drop onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet, to make about 16-20 cookies.
Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Enjoy the amazing smell of baking carrot cake cookies, then enjoy with a glass of plant milk! Cookies freeze well and thaw quickly for a fast breakfast.