Super Vegan, Super Delicious-Carrot Raisin Cookies

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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.

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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.

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Then I creamed together the brown sugar and coconut oil.

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See how fluffy it is?

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Then I added the applesauce and ground flax and water mixture.  Just like beating in an egg.

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Then I slowly mixed in the flour, a little at a time.

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Finally I mixed in the carrots, raisins and pecans.

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And my cookie dough was done.

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And ready for the oven.

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And when they were done, they were coated with a nice dusting of powdered sugar.

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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

Per Serving 73 calories

Fat 3 g

Carbs 12 g

Protein 1 g

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Vegan Carrot Raisin Cookies

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Whisk together dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Cream together brown sugar and coconut oil.
  4. Add applesauce, flax mixed with water and vanilla and beat well.
  5. Slowly mix in flour mixture.
  6. Finally add carrots, raisins and pecans.
  7. Scoop dough into rounded teaspoons onto a large cookie sheet.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for about 8-10 minutes, until springy to touch.
  9. Cool on wire rack and dust with powdered sugar.

Do you have a favorite cookie that you made even healthier?

 

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