Thick, soft, and full of fresh carrots and apples, these Paleo Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies are a healthy make-ahead breakfast, snack, or even late-night treat! Made with whole grains and refined sugar-free, they last weeks in the fridge, and also keep well in the freezer too, so you can have an easy treat whenever hunger strikes!
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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Servings: 18 large cookies
- 2 1/4 cups Old-fashioned Oats
- 1 cup Almond Flour
- 1/2 cup Ground Flaxseed
- 2 tsp. Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp. Salt
- 1 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
- 1/4 cup Honey or Pure Maple Syrup (can increase this to 1/3 cup if you prefer an even sweeter cookie)
- 2 large Eggs
- 2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 cup Coconut Oil, melted (4 TB.)
- 1 cup Carrots, grated (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, Almond Flour, Flaxseed, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Baking Soda, and Salt.
- In a medium bowl or liquid measuring cup, whisk together Applesauce, Honey (or Maple Syrup), Eggs, and Vanilla. Mix in the melted Coconut Oil.
- 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 around 15 minutes, until set and lightly golden. These are definitely best on the slightly underbaked side, in my opinion. (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.
*I used my food processor to make grating the carrots and apple super easy. A box grater works as well.