This is a very exciting post for me.
It look like carrots are out to save the world, huh? Reading through all their nutritional benefits, I sure thought so.
Moving on… Just because I strayed a bit from the norm by choosing carrots, did not mean I was going to go way out of my (recipe creating) comfort zone. Therefore, I did not use my carrots to make something savory. Instead, I ended up creating a highly snack-able carrot cake cookie.
Carrot Cake Cookie Bites
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- pinch cloves
- pinch allspice
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots
- 2 tbsp honey (or agave)
- 2 tbsp water (or milk)
- 2 tbsp ground flax
- optional: If you want sweeter cookies, add a tsp or two of brown sugar
On top of the amazing (and spicy) taste, these cookies are pretty darn good for you, too. Honey is used to sweeten and they’re also completely flour, oil, and fat free. I swear they don’t feel like deprivation though. All you taste when you bite into them is sweet carrot, spicy ginger, and a whole lot of YUM.
So, enjoy them. Make them now, and then pop a few into your mouth whenever you need a quick snack. Or maybe crumble one into some yogurt for breakfast. Possibly drown a couple in milk (or melted chocolate??) for a midnight snack. Or, you know, just watch as your family members sit down and eat them all in a total of 5.4 minutes.
On second thought, maybe you should just grab some while you can… and hide.
Revisited Recipe of the Day:
Pumpkin Raisin Oatmeal Cookies