I made some wonderful Vegan Carrot Bread not long ago and was inspired by the fact that baked goods can actually taste delicious without dairy or egg products. I sought out a carrot cookie recipe, as I was really enjoying the sweetness of carrots in my baked goods.
And I found a yummy carrot cake cookie recipe and spun it into a delicious tender vegan cookie.
Here’s what I used.
1 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 c coconut oil
1/4 c apple sauce
1 1/2 Tb water mixed with 2 Tb ground flax
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup grated carrots
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
2 Tb powdered sugar, for dusting
First I whisked the dry ingredients together.
Then I creamed together the brown sugar and coconut oil.
See how fluffy it is?
Then I added the applesauce and ground flax and water mixture. Just like beating in an egg.
Then I slowly mixed in the flour, a little at a time.
Finally I mixed in the carrots, raisins and pecans.
And my cookie dough was done.
And ready for the oven.
And when they were done, they were coated with a nice dusting of powdered sugar.
These were gobbled up by my kids before dinner was even ready! That night we had Albondigas. Such a treat to have these after a warm bowl of soup…it was such a healthy night!
Vegan Carrot Raisin Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Number of servings: 36
Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 2
*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.
*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
- 1 1/3 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp cardamom
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 c coconut oil
- 1/4 c apple sauce
- 1 1/2 Tb water mixed with 2 Tb ground flax
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup grated carrots
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
- 2 Tb powdered sugar, for dusting
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Whisk together dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- Cream together brown sugar and coconut oil.
- Add applesauce, flax mixed with water and vanilla and beat well.
- Slowly mix in flour mixture.
- Finally add carrots, raisins and pecans.
- Scoop dough into rounded teaspoons onto a large cookie sheet.
- Bake in preheated oven for about 8-10 minutes, until springy to touch.
- Cool on wire rack and dust with powdered sugar.
Do you have a favorite cookie that you made even healthier?