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Healthy Carrot Cake Cookies

Share this healthy carrot cake cookie recipe with family and friends. Children love it! 

48 cookies
Prep time
20 minutes
Cook time
15 minutes
Total time
35 minutes
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup applesauce (or other fruit puree)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon (ground)
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (ground)
1 teaspoon ginger (ground)
2 cups rolled oats (old fashioned, raw)
5 1/2 cups carrots (finely grated, about 3 large)
1 cup raisins (or golden raisins)
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix sugars, oil, applesauce, eggs, and vanilla thoroughly.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir dry ingredients together.
  4. Blend dry ingredients into wet mixture. Stir in raisins and carrots.
  5. Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Store in airtight container.

Depending on their skills, show kids how to:

  • Measure flours and other dry ingredients
  • Wash and dry carrots
  • Crack and beat eggs
  • Scoop dough onto pan.
Meal Type: Snack
Category: Kid-Friendly
Food group: Fruits, Vegetables, Grains
Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall