Monday, May 23, 2011

Craving Carrots

Happy Monday!  I wish you a great start to the week.  In case you need a bit of help with this, I have, for you, a delicious, easy, healthy cookie recipe.


A few weeks ago another food obsessed co-worker, Gina, sent me a cookie recipe and said it was a must try.  We have very similar taste in food and basically anything she recommends I know I will end up loving. She is also very healthy so there is no worrying about my figure widening like some of my other want to try recipes.  These cookies have a few different ingredients that I don't regularly have in the pantry, mainly coconut oil.  Thus, it took a little effort before I could make them. It was well worth it though.  These are great cookies, and a healthy snack.

Carrot Oatmeal Cookies
From 101 Cookbooks

Ingredients:
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour ( I used regular whole wheat flour.)

1 teaspoon baking powder
scant 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup real maple syrup, room temperature
1/2 cup unrefined (fragrant) coconut oil, warmed until just melted
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger


Directions:
Preheat oven to 375F degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.



In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and oats. Add the nuts and carrots. In a separate smaller bowl use a whisk to combine the maple syrup, coconut oil, and ginger. Add this to the flour mixture and stir until just combined.

Drop onto prepared baking sheets, one level tablespoonful at a time, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie. Bake in the top 1/3 of the oven for 10 - 12 minutes or until the cookies are golden on top and bottom.


Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies. 


So did you notice there there is no animal products or sugar in these cookies?  I guess that means they are vegan.  I didn't realize the sugar part until after I had mixed them all together.  These cookies are moist, chewy, and sweet enough for my taste.  There mini size means you can have 2 4 at a time. 

They are very, very easy to put together.  The longest part is shredding the carrots and as you can see I had a little help.  I am still waiting for Mr. J to taste them but I am pretty sure they will be a success.  They already are in my mind.

12 comments:

  1. Hmmm...carrots, coconut oil, ginger? Those sound interesting! They do look yummy though! :)

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  2. Sounds and looks yummy. Thanks for sharing.

    Lets have some fun. Take the test Your Snacks Personality and find out which of these snacks do you prefer? I have taken the test and enjoyed a lot. Hope you too will enjoy it. Have Fun!!

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  3. WOw! So many great flavors getting all friendly together in there!

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  4. mmmmm! Look at all those yummy flavors put together...love this cookie recipe!

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  5. Oh wow, vegan carrot cookies? Yes please!

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  6. Oh I love it! I am such a freak about carrots so this cookie is ALL SORTS of looking fantastic to me :-)

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  7. I had something similar before, so I know those are delicious and healthy at the same time.

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  8. I love the idea of carrot cookies! These look delicious and healthy:-)

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  9. Thank you for sharing your lovely concoction with me...and for your kind words on my own blog. I'm wanting some of these healthy treats now. I hope you have a wonderful evening!

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  10. delicious looking healthy cookies

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  11. Scrumptious cookies! Those would be so good for breakfast. I like the addition of maple syrup and ginger.

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  12. Cookies I don't have to feel guilty about...nice. What a great recipe. I've actually never thought to put carrot into cookies....probably because I'm obsessed with carrot cake...ehehehe.

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