Ridiculously Healthy Carrot Oatmeal Cookies

healthy carrot oatmeal cookies

Vegan, gluten free, dairy free and no added sugar! Made with carrot, dates, banana, oats, walnuts and spices, these ridiculously healthy carrot oatmeal cookies are my solution when a cookie craving strikes. Healthy breakfast carrot cookies for the win!!!

healthy carrot oatmeal cookies

Ridiculously healthy carrot oatmeal cookies. 

Carrot. Banana. Dates. Oats. Walnuts. Spices. 

Thats it, Nothing else. No flour, no butter, no oil, no sugar.

These healthy breakfast carrot cookies are not-to-sweet, flavorful, soft, chewy and so darn healthy. 

Why are these banana carrot oatmeal cookies gonna be you go-to healthy cookie recipe when your cookie craving strikes?

  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy free
  • Paleo
  • Easy 
  • Wholesome ingredients
  • No-added sugar
  • Healthy
  • Feel good 

Let us take a look at the team players in making these banana carrot cookies:

Carrot : Peel and chop one medium carrot into large chunks. 

DatesThese are two types of dates generally found in grocery stores โ€“ Soft, plump Medjool dates and drier, chewier Deglet noor . I used 3 large Medjool dates (pitted) for the recipe. If you love dates, then try this another super healthy snack —> Raw Date and Nut Salami

Banana: Since the cookies depend only on dates and banana for sweetness, you want a banana that is ripened really well, like the kind you no longer want to eat. 

Oats: Old fashioned oats only. Not quick cooking or steel cut. 

Walnuts: You may try using pecans instead. 

Spices: Cinnamon, ginger and Nutmeg. Try to use freshly grated nutmeg since it makes a huge difference in the carrot banana cookies. 

Let us get to the process of making these healthy carrot oatmeal cookies:

Step-1: Process carrot and dates until coarsely ground. 

Step-2: Add chopped banana, oats, walnuts and spices, pulse 5-6 times, until it is coarsely ground. 

Step-3: Shape into cookies, bake at 375 ยฐ F, until deep golden around the edges. 

Let cool completely. 

Done and DONE. 

How can we enjoy this banana oat date cookies? 

  • Snack,
  • Breakfast ( Cookies for breakfast? Totally! Especially when they are loaded with real wholesome ingredients like these carrot breakfast cookies)
  • Packed into school / work lunch box as a healthy treat. 
  • Healthy dessert

I have a huge sweet tooth. Can I make this vegan carrot oatmeal cookies sweeter? 

Absolutely. Stir some confectioners sugar, a pinch of salt and a touch of water to make a very thick (but pourable) icing. Using a spoon, drizzle a bit of icing all over the cookies (after it has cooled completely). Let the icing set for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour. Enjoy !

Of course, icing the healthy carrot cookies does not make them ridiculously healthy. Does it?  

Tips and tricks in making the banana carrot cookies:

  1. Use a very ripe banana
  2. Use soft Medjool dates 
  3. Use only old fashioned oats
  4. Try using toasted pecans or sliced almonds instead of walnuts
  5. Try using spices your favorite spices. 

This healthy carrot oatmeal cookies are a variation from my Ridiculously healthy Oatmeal Cookies

healthy carrot oatmeal cookies

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Ridiculously Healthy Carrot Oatmeal Cookies

Vegan, gluten free, dairy free and no added sugar! Made with carrot, dates, banana, oats, walnuts and spices, these ridiculously healthy oatmeal cookies are my solution when a cookie craving strikes. Healthy breakfast carrot cookies for the win!!!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 14 cookies
Author: Maria Doss

Ingredients

Group-1

Group-2

  • 1 medium banana, very ripe
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 pinches salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F ( 190 degrees C) . Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Add carrots and dates into a food processor, process for few seconds until finely chopped (refer pictures). 
  • Add all group-2 ingredients and pulse about 5 times, until combined (refer pictures and video). DO NOT PROCESS TOO MUCH. Remove blade and stir mixture well to evenly combine.
  • Make about 2 tablepoons measure balls ( a small ice cream scoop comes handy) and place on the prepared baking sheet (spacing evenly apart). Using your hands, gently pat into 2-inch discs (about 1/4-inch thick). 
  • Place baking sheet in the middle rack on the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until deep golden around the edges. 
  • Place pan on a wire rack to cool completely. 
  • Cookies are best eaten on the same day. 

Notes

I used soft Medjool dates. But, if you are using the firmer Noor variety then use 4.ย 

 

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18 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 ๐Ÿ˜‹ Saving and pinning to bake this afternoon.๐Ÿ˜Š

  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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