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Healthy Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

Course: Dessert
Servings: 14 cookies


  • 1 cup instant oats
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat or gluten-free flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil or unsalted butter melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup grated carrots


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together coconut oil, egg, and vanilla. Stir in the maple syrup until thoroughly incorporated. 
  • Add in the flour mixture, stirring until just incorporated. Fold in the carrots and chill dough for at least 30 minutes 
  • Preheat the oven to 325°F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Drop the cookie dough into 14 rounded scoops on the baking sheet. Slightly flatten the cookies with a spatula.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for at least 15 minutes before turning onto a wire rack.