Wild Northerner Magazine Fall 2017 - Page 44

Carrot Cake Cookies

Prep time: 10-15 mins Yields: 12-20 cookies

Dry:

1 cup quick oats

¾ cup oat flour (1 cup pulsed oats)

1 ½ tsp baking powder

1 ½ tsp cinnamon

Pinch of nutmeg

Pinch of cloves

Pinch of salt

Wet:

1 egg, room temperature

¾ cup (70g) carrots, grated

1/3 cup (6 Tbsp) unsweetened apple sauce*

2 Tbsp. (30 ml) pure maple syrup

2 Tbsp. (28g) organic virgin coconut oil, melted

1. Mix dry and wet ingredients in separate bowls, then combine into one.

2. Fold in carrots.

3. Chill dough in freezer while the oven preheats to 325F (about 5-7 mins).

4. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and drop dough (golf ball size)

5. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

6. Allow to cool before enjoying as a healthy snack or treat.

*For sweeter cookies, adjust apple sauce to maple syrup ratio by the tablespoon.