These Carrot Oatmeal Cookies are made using wholesome ingredients like carrot, dates, banana, oats, walnuts and spices. They are vegan, gluten free, dairy free with no added sugar!
Carrot Oatmeal Cookies
These are not your regular cookies like cardamom cookies. They are ridiculously healthy made using only wholesome ingredients like carrots, oats, dates, banana and walnuts.
Enjoy them as a snack, in school lunch box, guilt free dessert or even for a light breakfast. They are soft, chewy, not-to-sweet, flavorful and so incredibly healthy when compared to Eggless Oatmeal Cookies.
Why You'll Love These?
- Only Good for you ingredients - There is no butter, oil, eggs, sugar or flour used in this recipe. They are made using only nuts, dried fruits, whole grain and vegetable.
- Dietary needs - They are vegan, gluten free, dairy free and eggless.
- Texture - Soft, chewy and flavorful.
- Health benefits - Loaded with soluble and insoluble fiber and rich in vitamins and minerals.
Can I Top With Icing?
Sure can! Stir some confectioners sugar, a pinch of salt and a touch of water to make a very thick (but pourable) icing. Drizzle icing using a fork on top of the cooled cookies. Let the icing set for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour.
What Type of Dates to Use?
These are two types of dates generally found in grocery stores – Soft, plump Medjool and drier, chewier Deglet Noor. We used 3 large Medjool variety for the recipe. They grind smooth and helps with the binding. Have you tried this Chocolate Date Balls made with dates.
- Carrot : Peel and chop one medium carrot into large chunks.
- Dates : Use 3 large pitted Medjool dates for the recipe.
- Banana: Since the cookies depend only on dates and banana for sweetness, you want a banana that is ripened really well with brown spots.
- 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.
- Banana - Use a very ripe banana.
- Dates - Soft Medjool dates, which makes it easy to grind and helps with the binding.
- Oats - Use old fashioned or rolled oats for the best chewy texture.
- Nuts - Try using toasted pecans or sliced almonds instead of walnuts
- Spices - We use Fall spices like ground cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Feel free to use your favorite spices instead.
How To Make?
- Grind - Process carrot and dates until coarsely ground in a food processor. Add chopped banana, oats, walnuts and spices, pulse 5-6 times, until it is coarsely ground.
- Shape and Bake - Roll into balls and flatten them into 1/inch thickness, bake at 375 ° F, until deep golden around the edges.
How To Store?
Store in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 4 days (they tend to soften after the first day but still tasty) or freeze in zip lock bags for up to one month.
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Carrot Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped into big chunks
- 3 medjool dates, pitted (refer notes)
- 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 ¼-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.
Nutritional information, based on third-party calculations, should be seen as estimates, not guarantees, as various factors like product types, brands, processing methods, and more can alter the nutritional content in recipes.
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