Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

A fun twist on traditional carrot cake, these gluten-free carrot cake oatmeal cookies can be served as a healthy breakfast or snack for the family.

The cozy oats and chewy carrots give these cookies a wonderful texture and traditional carrot cake spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger means you can pretend you’re enjoying a luscious piece of carrot cake-but without the added fat and calories.

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

Over the last couple of years I have developed an obsession for carrot cake. There’s just something about the combination of sweet, crunchy carrots and all those traditional aromatic spices blended into one decadent dessert.

These carrot cake oatmeal cookies are perfect in every way. They are soft, tender, and chewy—everything a cookie should be—and can be devoured 100% guilt-free. They contain no refined sugars or flours, are gluten-free, and are made with only wholesome, nutritious ingredients.

On a side note, these cookies are very light-tasting with a very subtle hint of sweetness. If you’re looking for a super-sweet cookie, this may not be the cookie for you-albeit you could always add a few spoons of sugar to these to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

This recipe is loosely based on my recipe for Oatmeal Goji Berry Cookies, but I have to say that I prefer these carrot cake oatmeal cookies-most likely due to my growing obsession with carrot cake.

I had every good intention of storing an extra batch of these in the freezer for some heathy, on-the-go snacks, but many of them didn’t make it past the cookie sheet.

I fell so in love with these cookies that I tried hoarding them from sweet-toothed hubby and kids, but to no avail. Even after revealing to my picky eaters that these cookies were made with carrots, they still devoured them.

No sneakiness and treachery involved. Every mother’s dream!

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

2015-03-18
: 3 dozen
: 10 min
: 12 min

A fun twist on traditional carrot cake, these gluten-free carrot cake oatmeal cookies can be served as a healthy breakfast or snack for the family. The cozy oats and chewy carrots give these cookies a wonderful texture and traditional carrot cake spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger means you can pretend you’re enjoying a luscious piece of carrot …

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Ingredients
    1 1/2 cups white rice flour
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 3 medium organic eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 tbs. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 3/4 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries or golden raisins
Directions

Preheat oven to 350° degrees.

Whisk the wet ingredients in a large bowl until smooth and combined. Add the dry ingredients and mix again until just combined. Allow the batter to sit for at least 5-7 minutes to allow the oats to soak up the liquid and soften.

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Add the dried cherries and mix loosely until they are spread out evenly in the batter.

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Dollop 1 tablespoon of the batter onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Since the batter is somewhat thick you can shape the cookies or pat them down lightly, if desired. I prefer the rusticity of imperfect cookies!

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Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Remove immediately from the oven and set aside to cool. Store in an airtight container or plastic zip-lock bag for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

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