Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

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CARROT CAKE BREAKFAST COOKIES

Recipe from Love Real Food

Makes 10 large cookies

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats

  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour or regular whole wheat flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt

  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger

  • 1 1/2 cups peeled grated carrots (about 1/2 pound)

  • 1 cup roughly chopped raw pecans or walnuts

  • 1/4 up raisins, preferably golden

  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup

  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and ginger. Whisk to blend. Add the carrots, pecans, and raisins and stir to combine.

  3. In a medium bowl, combine the honey and coconut oil. Whisk until blended. Pour the liquid mixture into the flour mixture and stir just until combined. The dough might be rather wet, but don’t worry

  4. Drop 1/4-cup scoops of dough (an ice cream scoop with a wire scraper is perfect for this) onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving several inches of space around each one. Use the palm of your hand to gently flatten each cookie to about 3/4 inch thick.

  5. Bake until the cookies are golden and firm around the edges, 15 to 17 minutes. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet on a cooling rack for 10 minutes, then carefully transfer the cookies to the rack to cool completely (otherwise, the bottoms can brown too much). Leftover breakfast cookies will keep, covered, at room temperature for up to 2 days, in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, and in the freezer for up to 3 months.

CHANGE IT UP

You can replace the grated carrots with grated apples and zucchini (no need to peel either of them). If you’re watching your fat or sugar intake, you can reduce the amount of coconut oil and sweetener somewhat by using 1/3 cup each of coconut oil, sweetener, and unsweetened apple sauce.

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