Healthy Carrot Cake Cookies

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Yield: 48 servings
Serving Size 1 cookie
Nutrition Facts: View Label
Make it a Meal: 
    • sliced fruit
    • a glass of low-fat milk


    1⁄2 cup
    packed light-brown sugar
    1⁄2 cup
    1⁄2 cup
    1⁄2 cup
    applesauce or fruit puree
    2 eggs
    1 teaspoon
    1 cup
    1 cup
    whole wheat flour
    1 teaspoon
    baking soda
    1 teaspoon
    baking powder
    1⁄4 teaspoon
    1 teaspoon
    ground cinnamon
    1⁄2 teaspoon
    ground nutmeg
    1⁄2 teaspoon
    ground ginger
    2 cups
    old-fashioned rolled oats (raw)
    1 1⁄2 cups
    finely grated carrots (about 3 large carrots)
    1 cup
    raisins or golden raisins


    1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Mix sugars, oil, applesauce, eggs, and vanilla thoroughly.
    3. Stir dry ingredients together.
    4. Blend dry ingredients into wet mixture. Stir in raisins and carrots.
    5. Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased cookie sheet.
    6. Bake 12-15 minutes until golden brown.
    7. Store in airtight container.
    Last updated: 12/14/11

    5 Comments for "Healthy Carrot Cake Cookies"


    These are the best cookies! All my friends eat them before I get any! (make a big batch!)


    This recipe is sooooo good! I will use it repetedly!


    These taste really good, but are more like a soft muffin cookie. Followed recipe exactly, but was very sticky in the end, needed to use napkins!


    Yes, as the other reviewers pointed out this is a great recipe! And they are moister than a traditional cookie. I thought the recipe would take a long time to prep but many of the measures are the same so I was done before I knew it and they baked perfectly. They don't spread much if at all when baking so you can put them close together on the baking sheet.

    I used pumpkin pie spice instead of the cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. And my applesauce was frozen so I used a banana for the fruit purée.


    Kids and adults love this cookie.  I always make a double batch and freeze some to have a smart treat on hand.

    Average: 4.9 (7 votes)

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