Ridiculously Healthy Carrot & Oat Cookies

Made with 6 wholesome ingredients, these ridiculously healthy cookies are my easy solution when a cookie craving strikes! 

(Disclaimer: a close up shot of the cookie, so looks a bit larger than the actual cookie)

I love cookies

And anything sweet

‘Tis bikini season

So, a cookie that is sweet and chewy, yet out-and-out healthy




Process carrot and dates until processed like this

Add remaining ingredients, pulse about 5 times. Stir well.

Roll into 2 tablespoon measure balls

 Pat into a disc and bake

 





Skill level – Intermediate

Ridiculously Healthy Carrot & Oat Cookies  

Ingredients:

1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped into big chunks

3 medjool pitted dates, refer notes

1 medium banana, very ripe

1 cup old fashion oats

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preparation:

1. Pre heat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

2. In a food processor, add carrots and dates, process for few seconds until finely chopped (refer pictures).

3. Add remaining ingredients ( banana, oats, walnuts and cinnamon) and pulse about 5 times, until combined.

4. Remove blade and stir mixture well to evenly combine. 

5. Make about 2 tablepoons measure balls and place on the prepared baking sheet (spacing evenly apart). Using your hands, gently pat into 2-inch discs (about 1/4-inch thick)

6. Place baking sheet in the middle rack on the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until deep golden on top.

7. Place pan on a wire rack to cool completely. 

Makes 14 cookies


Notes:

-I used soft Medjool dates. But, if you are using the firmer Noor variety then, soak 4 dates in hot tap water for about 15 minutes, discard water and use in recipe.

On a side note, you might also love Ridiculously Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

                       

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14 Comments

  1. WOW these make such a great snack compared to the sugar loaded store bought cookies. This will make a yummy surprise for my sons who are always raiding the cookie tin for snacks 😋 Saving and pinning to bake this afternoon.😊

  2. Wow! This recipe is just what I’ve been looking for!!! This may be a stupid question but is that a raw carrot (not a cooked one) in the recipe?!! Thanks!

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