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Healthy Carrot Cake Cookies Recipe

With this healthy Carrot Cake Cookies Recipe, we try to make them resemble the well-known texture and flavor of the classic carrot cake. Most specifically, they're made butter-free, sugar-free, and egg-free!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Cookie, Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Carrot Cake Cookies, Carrot Cake Cookies recipe, How to Make Carrot Cake Cookies
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 254kcal
Author: Luna Regina

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/8 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 6 oz carrots finely shredded
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup divided
  • 1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract divided
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 oz cream cheese

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine together: whole wheat flour, oats, pumpkin spice, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, walnut, raisin, and shredded carrots.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the olive oil, 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and honey.
  • Preheat the oven to 320℉. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and stir everything together to form a dough.
  • Roll out balls from the dough, using 3 tablespoons of dough for each. This creates 20 balls for a total of 4 servings.
  • Transfer the balls onto the sheet pan and bake for 20 minutes. In the meantime, make the frosting.
  • For the frosting: In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract until completely smooth.
  • After baking, allow the cookies to cool down, then frost each of them with the frosting, and enjoy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 2844IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg