These healthy Carrot Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect way to sneak in veggies! They are super delicious, wholesome and made with 6 key ingredients.
Say hello to your newest cookie obsession! Ok my latest cookie obsession. But I have a feeling once you try them, they’ll be yours too.
Carrot chocolate chip cookies!!!
They taste just like a chocolate chip cookie but have hidden CARROT in them!
They have a perfect chewy consistency with a little crisp on the outside. Ever since I first made them my boyfriend and his brother have been requesting them over and over and over again.
Best part is that you only need one bowl (less clean-up), are gluten-free friendly, can be made vegan if you use a flax egg and have a sneaky serve of veggies. Heck YES!
Ingredients you’ll need
- Grated carrot: As one of the sweetest veggies, carrots fit seamlessly into chocolate chip cookies. They are a rich beta carotene (the precursor of vitamin A) which is needed for healthy skin and mucus membranes, our immune system, and good eye health and vision.
- Dark chocolate chips: An absolute MUST! I like to use good quality chocolate chips like the enjoy life brand in this recipe. Otherwise you can chop up a dark chocolate bar or cacao buttons if you want to lower sugar option.
- Rolled oats+ oat flour: I like to use rolled oats and oat flour to keep these cookies whole-grain and high in gut loving fibre. Use certified gluten free oats if needed.
- Cinnamon: A dash of cinnamon adds that sweet depth of flavor.
- Eggs: You’ll just need one large egg. Alternatively you can use a flax egg
- Maple syrup: The main natural sweetener in this recipe, the consistency of maple syrup works well here. You can also use honey but be sure the texture isn’t too thick or it will be difficult to mix everything together. Soften it in the microwave for 10 seconds if needed!
- Baking soda: As our leavening agent, this lightens the oat flour a bit so that the cookies aren’t too dense.
- Coconut oil: Coconut oil is key here as the fat provides moisture and helps bind the cookies. I haven’t tested them with other oils but using a fat that is solid at room temperature is most ideal.
- Sea Salt: Just a pinch to contrast the sweetness.
How to make the healthiest carrot chocolate chip cookies
- Make your oat flour: Add your oats to a blender or food processor and blend until they reach a flour-like consistency.
- Combine the dry ingredients: In a large bowl, add the oat flour, rolled oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Whisk together until combined.
- Next, we add the grated carrot and chocolate chips. It’s important to use finely grated carrot as this will help prevent a stringy veggie texture which we don’t want. I like to use good quality dairy-free dark chocolate chips but any kind will work here. You can even chop up your favourite dark chocolate bar and use that instead.
- Pour in the melted coconut oil, honey and egg (or flax egg). I prefer the version using an egg (the cookies will be flatter with crisp edges) but the flax egg version will work out just as good (they will be thicker and less crisp but still delicious).
- Stir until a dough is formed.I like to use my hands for this to make sure everything is mixed well.
- Shape your cookies: Scoop out about 1/4 cup of the mixture at a time and shape into discs about 1/2-inch thick. To make things easier I like to use an ice cream scoop and flatten with my hands.
- Bake: Arrange the carrot cookies on the baking sheet with at least an inch in between each. Bake in the oven for 20-22 minutes, until light golden brown.
How to store
You can easily store your baked carrot cookies in a variety of ways:
- Counter: cookies will stay fresh stored in an airtight container for 4 – 5 days. Cool before sealing lid.
- Refrigerator: Store in the fridge for up to 1 week in a covered container.
- Freezer: Store in the freezer for up to 2 – 3 months. To freeze, let them cool completely and store in a freezer safe container or zip lock bags. Let thaw in the refrigerator, or on the counter for a few hours.
If you try this carrot chocolate chip cookies recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.Print
The healthiest chocolate chip cookies with added carrot are the perfect way to sneak in extra veggies! A healthier oatmeal cookie option made with just 6 key ingredients.
- 1 1/2 cups/ 150g finely grated carrot
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1 1/2/ 150g cups rolled oats
- 1 cup/ 100g oat flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- Preheat the oven to 350/ 180F and line a baking sheet with baking paper.
- In a large bowl. whisk together the oat flour, rolled oats, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
- Add the carrots and chocolate chips. Stir to coat the carrots.
- Pour in the coconut oil, honey, egg and mix well.
- Form into 14 cookies. I like to use a small ice cream scoop for this, but you can also use a heaped tablespoon instead. Arrange the mixture on the baking sheet with at least 1 inch in between each.
- Bake in the oven for 20-22 minutes or until light golden brown.
- Allow to cool before serving and enjoy!
- Sub flax egg for egg to make vegan.
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