Carrot Breakfast Cookies
Recipe by Ivy Manning | Photo by Erin Kunkel
Who has time for breakfast? Spend just a few minutes making these cookies on Sunday, and you’ll have healthy breakfasts ready to grab and go, all week long. Inspired by carrot cake, these cookies are packed with oats, nuts, and seeds, to keep you satisfied until lunch.
1 cup (5 oz/155 g) whole-wheat flour
1 cup (3 oz/90 g) rolled oats
6 tablespoons (1½ oz/45 g) hemp seeds
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup (5 oz/155 g) shredded carrots
½ cup (5 oz/155 g) tahini
1/3 cup (4 oz/125 g) maple syrup
¼ cup (2 fl oz/60 ml) unsweetened applesauce
1½ teaspoons finely grated orange zest
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 large egg
1¼ cups (5 oz/155 g) chopped walnuts
1/3 cup (2 oz/60 g) seedless raisins
Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and mist with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, hemp seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the carrots, tahini, maple syrup, applesauce, orange zest, vanilla, and egg until well blended. Add the carrot mixture to the flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon a few times to moisten. Add the walnuts and raisins and stir to combine.
Use a ½ cup measure to scoop out the dough, placing mounds on the prepared baking sheets, spacing them a few inches apart. With moistened fingers or the back of the measuring cup, pat the dough down to make 4-inch (10-cm) cookies. Bake, rotating the pans once, until the cookies are golden brown on the bottoms, 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack.
Store the cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Makes 8 cookies; 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
Protein 12 g
Total fat 25 g
Saturated fat 3 g
Carbs 41 g
Fiber 7 g
Total sugar 15
Sodium 294 mg
This article is not intended to substitute for informed medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or condition. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, altering your sleep habits, taking supplements, or starting a new fitness routine.