Eggless Oatmeal Carrot Cookies

Welcome to the three day blogging marathon, and this week theme is  – “Kid’s delight | Cakes and Cookies”. Holiday season always calls for baking. That’s the main reason for me to chose this theme for kid’s delight event. Join me with you delicious sweet bakes. :-) The carrot saga continues. :-) Today I am going to present a simple and mildly spiced cookie – “Eggless Oatmeal Carrot Cookies”.

Gingerbread cookies and Christmas are inseparable. Like many other Christmas traditions, the origin of this classic Christmas cookie lies ages ago. These  Christmas cookies are heavily spiced with flavors like cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Sometimes this might be overpowering for kids and when I was looking for an alternative with a subtle flavor,  I came across this healthy “carrot oatmeal cookie” in the Hill Physicians monthly health plan book. I tried it right away and the flavors were super awesome. It was mild and we all loved it.  I made 15 cookies and all were gone in no time. Kiddo loved it to the core and I had to bake it again for his school snack and this recipe is a keeper for sure. :-)

The original recipe calls for whole wheat flour, walnuts and maple syrup. But I went with what I had in my pantry. I used regular all purpose flour, pecans, honey  and old fashioned syrup. The cookie is healthy with oats and carrots and if you use whole wheat flour or gluten free  flour, needless to say about advantages. I am sure this will be a winner among kids and adults.

I try to  avoid cross-posting recipes between here and IMC. I mostly post different recipe for both the blogs.But with sudden vacation plan and couple of other things at work front, I had to cross post this at IMC first. :-) I tried the short video for this recipe and you can find it here.

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Without any further ado, here is the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • All purpose flour – 1 cup
  • Old fashioned oats – 1 cup
  • Finely grated carrot – 1 cup
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – ¼ tsp
  • Cinnamon powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Nutmeg Powder / fresh grated nutmeg – ¼ tsp
  • Pecans – a handful
  • Old fashioned syrup – ¼ cup
  • Honey – ¼ cup
  • Butter – 1 stick / ½ cup
  • Fresh ginger, grated – 1 tsp

Steps:

  • Sieve the all purpose flour in a wide bowl.
  • Add the baking powder, salt, cinnamon powder, nutmeg and oats to the flour.
  • Squeeze as much as water from the grated carrot and add it to the flour and mix all these ingredients well. Add few pecans at this stage and mix it.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the honey, old fashioned syrup, melted butter and grated ginger. Whisk it all together.
  • Now slowly add the wet mix to the dry mix and using a electric hand mix or a whisker mix them all together until just combined.

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  • Meanwhile preheat the oven to 375 degree F and line up the baking tray with silicone mat or parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • Grease your palms with oil and pinch a small lemon size ball from the batter and place it in the baking tray.

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  • Press them slightly so that it can bake evenly.
  • Bake it for up to 15 to 17 minutes or until the cookies are brown.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack.

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That’s it. Carrot cookies are ready. Store it an airtight container.

Notes:

  • APF can be replaced with wheat flour or gluten free flour.
  • Instead of honey, you can use ¼ cup of sugar or skip sugar/honey altogether and use old fashioned syrup.
  • I mixed pecans along with cookie mix, but you can always add in the end and fold the batter nicely.

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Eggless Oatmeal Carrot Cookies
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Holiday season special - Kids friendly Eggless Oatmeal Carrot Cookies with mild spices. A cross between gingerbread cookies & regular oatmeal cookies.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
17 min
Total Time
32 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
17 min
Total Time
32 min
Ingredients
  1. All purpose flour - 1 cup
  2. Old fashioned oats - 1 cup
  3. Finely grated carrot - 1 cup
  4. Baking powder - 1 tsp
  5. Salt - ¼ tsp
  6. Cinnamon powder - 1/2 tsp
  7. Nutmeg Powder / fresh grated nutmeg - ¼ tsp
  8. Pecans - a handful
  9. Old fashioned syrup - ¼ cup
  10. Honey - ¼ cup
  11. Butter - 1 stick / ½ cup
  12. Fresh ginger, grated - 1 tsp
Instructions
  1. Sieve the all purpose flour in a wide bowl.
  2. Add the baking powder, salt, cinnamon powder, nutmeg and oats to the flour.
  3. Squeeze as much as water from the grated carrot and add it to the flour and mix all these ingredients well. Add few pecans at this stage and mix it.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the honey, old fashioned syrup, melted butter and grated ginger. Whisk it all together.
  5. Now slowly add the wet mix to the dry mix and using a electric hand mix or a whisker mix them all together until just combined.
  6. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 375 degree F and line up the baking tray with silicone mat or parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  7. Grease your palms with oil and pinch a small lemon size ball from the batter and place it in the baking tray.
  8. Press them slightly so that it can bake evenly.
  9. Bake it for up to 15 to 17 minutes or until the cookies are brown.
  10. Remove from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack.
  11. That’s it. Carrot cookies are ready. Store it an airtight container.
Notes
  1. APF can be replaced with wheat flour or gluten free flour.
  2. Instead of honey, you can use ¼ cup of sugar or skip sugar/honey altogether and use old fashioned syrup.
  3. I mixed pecans along with cookie mix, but you can always add in the end and fold the batter nicely.
Adapted from Hill Physicians Monthly Magazine
Adapted from Hill Physicians Monthly Magazine
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Sending this to Valli’s Kid’s delight event and also to the December 3rd week, CCC Challenge.

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