Skip to main content

Healthy Carrot Cake Cookies

Soft and tasty cookies filled with oatmeal, carrots and raisins. These are a great healthy treat or snack idea, that the whole family will love!
Cooking for a Crowd

Cooking for a Crowd

Use these recipe sheets to prepare for larger groups:

Recipe Card
Kid friendly
Round cookies on a plate.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Makes: 48 Cookies
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

½ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup sugar
½ cup vegetable oil
½ cup unsweetened applesauce or fruit puree
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground ginger
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 ½ cups finely grated carrot (about 3 large carrots)
1 cup raisins (or any type dried fruit)

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the sugars, oil, applesauce, eggs and vanilla. Mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl, stir together the dry ingredients.
  5. Blend the dry ingredients into the wet mixture. Stir in the carrots and raisins.
  6. Drop the dough by a teaspoon onto the baking sheet.
  7. Bake 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown.
  8. Store in an airtight container.

Comments

Use the "Cooking for a Crowd" version of this recipe when you have an event - it's so popular! You bake this recipe as a bar in a 1/2 or 1/4 size sheet pan, spreading the batter about 1 1/2 inches thick. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. An easy way to serve hundreds of people!

I followed recipe exactly, kids loved it. They are constantly asking me for me to make it again!

These cookies are so wholesome, rustic and delicious looking. I love the spices that have been used and the raisins, carrots, apple sauce, oats and brown sugar go so well together. Its a great snack for the kids.

Thank you so much for sharing this Healthy Carrot Cake Cookies recipe. I want to try it at home. I want to bake a cake for my kids. They always told me to bake then i was looking for a cake that has a carrot flavor. Then I finally found this recipe..Once again Thank you so much for posting this. 

Kids and adults love this cookie.  I always make a double batch and freeze some to have a smart treat on hand.

Yes, as the other reviewers pointed out this is a great recipe! And they are moister than a traditional cookie. I thought the recipe would take a long time to prep but many of the measures are the same so I was done before I knew it and they baked perfectly. They don't spread much if at all when baking so you can put them close together on the baking sheet. I used pumpkin pie spice instead of the cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. And my applesauce was frozen so I used a banana for the fruit purée.

These taste really good, but are more like a soft muffin cookie. Followed recipe exactly, but was very sticky in the end, needed to use napkins!

This recipe is sooooo good! I will use it repetedly!

These are the best cookies! All my friends eat them before I get any! (make a big batch!)

You might also like...

Recipes A to Z (without photos)

Chilled Strawberry- Rhubarb Soup
Two bowls of Strawberry Rhubarb Soup displayed with fresh strawberries and rhubarb

Chilled Strawberry- Rhubarb Soup

Pair the sweet and tart flavors of strawberries and rhubarb for a refreshing dessert, snack or breakfast bowl topping.
Prepare:
20 minutes
Makes:
6 cups
Green Salad with Peas
Lettuce bed topped with peas and feta cheese on a plate.

Green Salad with Peas

Fresh green salad, tossed with peas, cucumber and creamy feta.
Prepare:
15 minutes
Makes:
6 cups
Creole Seasoning
Creole seasoning mix shown with crawfish, lemon, potato and corn.

Creole Seasoning

Add a savory flavor to your favorite vegetables, grains, meats, fish, seafood, poultry, soups and stews!
Prepare:
5 minutes
Makes:
about ½ cup
Roasted Cauliflower
Bowl of slightly browned baked cauliflower.

Roasted Cauliflower

Garlic and onion flavor this roasted cauliflower with a hint of caramelization and topped with tangy cheese.
Prepare:
10 minutes
Cook:
30 minutes
Makes:
4 cups
Garlic Ginger Ramen with Beef
Bowl of ramen noodles and vegetables shown with a renge spoon.

Garlic Ginger Ramen with Beef

A dinner that is ready in under 30 minutes and packed with fresh ginger and garlic flavor.
Prepare:
10 minutes
Cook:
15 minutes
Makes:
6 Cups
Kale and Cranberry Stir-Fry
Plate of stir-fried kale with cranberries.

Kale and Cranberry Stir-Fry

A sweet and savory recipe with a hint of fresh citrus. A great way to add dark leafy greens to your meals!
Prepare:
10 minutes
Cook:
5 minutes
Makes:
5 cups
Was this page helpful to you?