April 29, 2011

Carrot Oatmeal Cookies

These amazing cookies are so addicting! I think the secret is the coconut oil. If you're looking for a healthy cookie, try these. You won't even know they're healthy because they're so yummy. And I guess if I eat a whole bunch at once, that's not so healthy.

Carrot Oatmeal Cookies
from 101 Cookbooks

1 cup whole wheat pastry 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

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.


Suzanne said...

If anything could convince my kids to eat their veggies!

virginia said...

yummy...i am going to try these.