Carrot Cake Cookies

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Carrot cake is one of my favorite things in the world. A healthy version (like this one) is versatile enough to eat for breakfast, dessert, or an afternoon snack, and it’s so satisfying. I adapted this recipe from Danielle Walker from Against All Grain and couldn’t be happier with the results. That being said, I did run into a couple obstacles while making these, including a broken oven and then a slightly faulty toaster oven, hence why these are cookies! However, the flavor is incredible and the cookies are cuter than a loaf of bread!

Not only are these little bites of heaven vegan and grain/ gluten-free, but they’re also very low in sugar but rich in flavor, thanks to the variety of spices. Also, next time if I remember, I’ll definitely add a couple mix-ins such as golden raisins, walnuts, and hemp seeds. I’d pair these with whole milk yogurt for breakfast or with a cup of tea as an afternoon snack. Enjoy!

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Recipe for Carrot Cake Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbs room temp water
  • 1/2 cup raw turbinado sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  •  mix-ins: raisins, nuts, hemp seeds

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the flaxseed meal and water in a small bowl and set aside. Let rest while you whisk together the turbinado sugar and melted coconut oil in a mixing bowl. Add the almond extract.
  3. After it’s rested for about 5 minutes and resembles a gel-like mixture, add the flaxseed to the wet ingredients and stir to combine.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  5. Mix the wet ingredients in the with dry and add the grated carrots and other mix ins.
  6. Bake for about 10-12 minutes then remove from oven and sprinkle with raw turbinado sugar. Enjoy!

 

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