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Thick, soft, and full of fresh carrot and apple, these Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies are a healthy make ahead breakfast. Whole grain and refined sugar free. Gluten free option.
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Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

from kristineskitchenblog.com
Thick, soft, and full of fresh carrot and apple, these Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies are a healthy make ahead breakfast or snack. They're whole grain and refined sugar free, and they keep well in the freezer for meal prep.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 18 large cookies
Calories: 146kcal


  • 2 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup oat flour or whole wheat flour*
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted and cooled slightly (4 tablespoons)
  • 1 cup grated carrot chopped smaller if desired (2 medium carrots)**
  • 1 cup finely chopped or grated apple (1 medium), no need to peel


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, stir together oats, flour, flaxseed, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt.
  • In a medium bowl or liquid measuring cup, whisk together applesauce, honey (or maple syrup), egg and vanilla. Mix in the melted butter.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until just combined. Gently fold in the grated carrot and apple.
  • Use a large scoop or measuring cup to drop 1/4-cup portions of dough onto the prepared baking sheets. Use your fingers to gently shape the cookies and flatten slightly, as they won't flatten on their own during baking.
  • Bake 14-15 minutes, until set and lightly golden. (If baking more than one pan at a time, be sure to rotate the pans halfway through the baking time.)
  • Let cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.


Cookies can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months.
*You can make your own oat flour in your food processor. For 1 cup of oat flour, process 1 heaping cup of old-fashioned oats until finely ground, about 1 minute.
**I used my food processor to make grating the carrots quick and easy. A box grater would work as well.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 110mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g
Nutrition information is only an estimate.
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