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Healthy Carrot Cake Cookies

Kid friendly


½ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup sugar
½ cup oil
½ cup applesauce or fruit puree
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground ginger
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats (raw)
1 ½ cups finely grated carrots (about 3 large carrots)
1 cup raisins or golden raisins


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix sugars, oil, applesauce, eggs, and vanilla thoroughly.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir dry ingredients together.
  4. Blend dry ingredients into wet mixture. Stir in raisins and carrots.
  5. Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Store in airtight container.
Photo of Healthy Carrot Cake Cookies
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Makes: 48 Cookies
Nutrition Facts: View Label


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

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

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!

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.

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

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. 

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.

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

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!