Carrot Cookies
Carrot Cookies with Orange Icing
Carrot Cookies Carrot Cookies with Orange Icing
  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 15 min
  • total: 35 min
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  • Summary

    Healthy Carrot Cookies with Orange Icing. These soft and chewy cookies have all the flavors and ingredients of your favorite carrot cake but are FLOURLESS, vegan, gluten free, and naturally sweetened! Super easy recipe with oatmeal, cinnamon, and any of your other favorite carrot cake mix-ins.

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/4 cups quick cooking oats (I recommend quick oats over rolled oats, as the rolled oats will have a much firmer texture that is harder to chew)
    • 1 cup oat flour (see notes to make your own)
    • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed meal
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1 1/2 cups peeled, grated carrots (about 8 ounces or 2 large carrots)
    • 3/4 cup chopped raw walnuts or pecans
    • 1/4 cup raisins (or additional walnuts or pecans)
    • 1/3 cup honey or pure maple syrup
    • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce, at room temperature
    • 1/4 cup melted, cooled coconut oil or unsalted butter (I used coconut oil)
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted if lumpy
    • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice, plus additional as needed
    • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 222 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 11 g 17.28%
    • Saturated Fat: 4 g 21.57%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 89 mg 3.7%
    • Calcium: 37 mg 3.68%
    • Potassium: 149 mg 4.27%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 6.6%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 28 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 10.66%
    • Sugar: 14 g
    • Protein: 5 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 3 g
    • Vitamin A 0.06%
    • Vitamin C 0.24%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs1
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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