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CARROT CAKE OATMEAL COOKIES (Vegan, Gluten Free)

A stack of carrot cake oatmeal cookies. There is a bite on the top cookie. There are a couple carrots in the background.
Healthy Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies make delicious vegan and gluten-free desserts or breakfast. It is loaded with carrots, spices, walnuts, and raisins! Thick, soft and chewy cookies ready in under 15 minutes!

 

Carrot Cake is perfect for the Spring especially with Easter coming up!

And now combined it with my favorite dessert or breakfast – Banana Oatmeal cookies, they are simple to make and so delicious whole family to enjoy!

 

A plate of carrot cake oatmeal cookies. There is a piece of carrot in the background.

 

I can’t believe Easter is almost here you guys!

Easter is like the “spring has officially sprung” date in my book and my favorite part is all of the spring recipes that come along during this time of year.

I love to grab a few of these for a simple breakfast or a healthy dessert in the evening. This Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookie recipe also has no refined sugar so these will be your newest “no-guilt” sweet treat!

 

WHY I LOVE THIS HEALTHY CARROT CAKE OATMEAL COOKIE RECIPE

 

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies freshly out of the oven on a cooling rack.

 

Carrot Cake.

My favorite flavor to indulge in this time of the year! I also have:

  1. Raw Carrot Cake Truffles 
  2. Paleo Carrot Cake Bars (Gluten Free)

 

There are so many fun variations of cookies you can make with this recipe like adding your favorite dried fruit or nut-like raisins and walnuts!

A great carrot cake is essential this time of year, and also is the perfect healthy twist. 

Additionally, a cookie is also the perfect portion size for when you’re craving something sweet but don’t want to be tempted by having too much in front of you!

One or two of these amazing Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies and you’ll be satisfied. It’s like biting into pure springtime!

 

THE INGREDIENTS FOR CARROT CAKE OATMEAL COOKIES

 

Step by Step Direction on how to make carrot cake oatmeal cookies

 

You only need a few ingredients to make these Yummy Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies! 

 

1. Quick Oats or Rolled Oats

Either type of oats will work with this recipe

2. Almond Butter

Smooth, unsweetened and unsalted Almond butter will deliver the best results and give your cookies an amazing nutty flavor

3. Grated Carrots

Gives the cookies the prettiest pop and spring color and taste so good

 

A bowl of carrot cake Oatmeal Cookie ingredients: Oats, grated carrots, raisins. mixed together.

 

4. Raisins and Walnuts

Your cookies will have the best texture with some added crunchiness and chewiness 

5. Carrot Cake spices

Cinnamon, All-Spice, and Nutmeg round out the flavors 

 

To give your Healthy Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies some added sweetness try adding ripe bananas.

In addition to coconut sugar, ripe bananas give the perfect amount of natural sweetness and that so many of us love to taste in a cookie!

 

WHAT MAKES THESE CARROT CAKE OATMEAL COOKIES HEALTHY?

 

A plate of carrot cake oatmeal cookies. There is a piece of carrot in the background.

 

No Refined Sugar

You won’t find any refined sugar in this recipe which is SO good for your health. All of the sweetness here is from natural ingredients like the banana and carrot. Foods like these that have natural sugar are essential to a healthy diet and help prevent disease!

 

Oatmeal Health Benefits

Oats have many health benefits:

1. Loaded with Vitamins and Minerals

2. Packed with Antioxidant

3. Rich in Fiber, keeps you full for longer.

4. Aid in weight loss and lowering blood sugar levels. 

Read more Here

 

A stack of carrot cake oatmeal cookies. There is a bite on the top cookie. There are a couple carrots in the background.

 

Plant-Based Oatmeal Cookies

 

Vegan Many are skeptical about a vegan diet, even though the health benefits are endless!

We all know how good plants are for our bodies, and you’ll forget these are “vegan” after one bite. Plant-based cookies that are AMAZING?

We found them!  

 

HOW TO SERVE HEALTHY CARROT CAKE OATMEAL COOKIES

 

A plate of carrot cake oatmeal cookies. Some cookies are topped with yogurt and grated carrots. There is a piece of carrot in the background.

 

There are many fun and creative ways to serve these Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies.

You can make them into a kid-friendly breakfast (Oh yes, cookies for breakfast), or healthy desserts.

 

oatmeal Cookies for Dessert

 

If you love a great spring-time dessert, try drizzling some honey over them or crumble a cookie over a bowl of vanilla ice cream

Craving the cream cheese in a carrot cake recipe? Try some of my favorite Cashew Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting on top!

If you’re daring, try all three options together for the best Easter dessert. 

 

A plate of carrot cake oatmeal cookies. There is a piece of carrot in the background.

 

Oatmeal Cookies for Breakfast

 

Because this recipe is so healthy, these Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies are a no-brainer for a simple breakfast with coffee.

Drizzling some extra nut butter on top of a cookie or two in the morning will keep you full or crumbling some on top of a bowl of vanilla yogurt.

We love all of the different options you can make with such a simple yet yummy recipe!

 

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A stack of carrot cake oatmeal cookies. There is a bite on the top cookie. There are a couple carrots in the background. Pinterest Image

 

 

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE THESE OTHER OATMEAL DESSERT RECIPES:

 

1. Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cups

2. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars (V, GF)

3. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls {No Bake}

 

Yield: 12

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan, Gluten Free)

A plate of carrot cake oatmeal cookies. There is a piece of carrot in the background.

These easy Carrot. Cake Oatmeal Cookies are so soft, chewy. Perfect dessert or breakfast for the Spring. They are also vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 heaping cup of almond butter
  • 1 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup oat flour *
  • 2 banana mashed (~ 1 cup)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Carrot Cake Spices

  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Carrot Cake Goodies

  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven for 350 F
  2. In a mixing bowl, mash the bananas, then add almond butter, vanilla extract, and grated carrots. Mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together oats, oat flour, coconut sugar, spices, and baking soda. A bowl of carrot cake Oatmeal Cookie ingredients: Oats, grated carrots, raisins.
  4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients with a spatula. Fold in raisins and walnuts.
  5. Use your hands or cookie dough scooper to drop 12 cookies on a baking sheet. Smush them down a little bit (since the cookies will not rise/expand much) . Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies about to go into the oven on a cookie sheet.
  6. Sprinkle extra grated carrots on top.
  7. Bake 14 - 15 minutes.

Notes

  1. *You can make your own oat flour using quick oats in a blender. Simply pulse oats in a food processor until fine flour texture.
  2. In step 3, I used a 1.5 inch cookie dough scooper like this one.

The Nutrition Fact Below is specific to the ingredient I choose to use for this recipe, which may vary.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 154Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 57mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 5g

The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.

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