Healthy Carrot Cake Cookies

Jul 4 2012

Enjoy the delicious taste of carrot cake is this compact little cookie.
Recipe adapted from Oregon State University’s Food Hero

Serves 48

Dietitian's Tip: 

This low calorie treat is full of protein and fiber to keep your sweet tooth and tummy satisfied. Enjoy this cookie with a nice cool glass of milk!


1⁄2 cup packed light-brown sugar
1⁄2 cup sugar
1⁄2 cup oil
1⁄2 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
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (raw)
1 1⁄2 cups finely grated carrots (about 3 large carrots)
1 cup raisins or golden raisins


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix sugars, oil, applesauce, eggs, and vanilla thoroughly.

Stir dry ingredients together.

Blend dry ingredients into wet mixture. Stir in raisins and carrots.

Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased cookie sheet.

Bake 12-15 minutes until golden brown.

Store in airtight container.


Nutrition Information: 

Serving size: 1 cookie
Per serving: 80 calories, 3 g total fat, 0 g saturated fat, 13 g carbohydrates, 1 g protein, 1 g fiber, 55 mg sodium, 54 mg potassium, 4 mg magnesium, 9 mg calcium