Oh Mega Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies & Superfood Green Monster

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Well, I didn’t end up making the Itty Bitty Carrot Cake Cookies, but I did end up making an off-spring!

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Meet the carrot cake cookie in breakfast form. I cut down the oil (using applesauce to replace some of it) and amped up the protein, fibre, and healthy fats naturally using ground flax.

In my first version, I used protein powder instead of flax, but the texture was weird and the flavour was off. Ground flax all the way!

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I also left them chunky instead of flattening them down. Much better.

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The cookies are lightly sweet, with a lovely carrot cake flavour and the texture of a muffin top. I added in a full cup of grated carrots and a tablespoon of freshly grated ginger for a boost of nutrition and an authentic carrot cake flavour. Ginger also aids in digestion as an added bonus.

Eric summed them up nicely, “If I was looking for a healthy cookie, I would be happy with these. If I wanted a regular unhealthy dessert cookie, I might be a bit disappointed. But they are perfect for breakfast or a snack and I like that they taste like a muffin.”

I’m not sure I can add anything to that, so I’ll just give you the recipe! Nutritional info follows.

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Oh Mega Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

Like a healthy breakfast muffin in carrot cake cookie form. Coconut oil, maple syrup, and fresh ginger work well to create a nice carrot cake flavour, however if you are without those ingredients you can try subbing in another light tasting oil of your choice, other liquid sweetener, and ground ginger (maybe 1/4 tsp?).

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Adapted from Itty Bitty Carrot Cake Cookies, which was adapted from 101 Cookbooks.

Yield: 13 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 3/4 cup ground flax
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup regular rolled oats
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1 cup lightly packed shredded carrots (use finest grate)
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup (other liquid sweeteners should work)
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger

 

1. Preheat the oven to 325F and toast the pecans for 10-11 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the batter. In a large bowl, mix together the flax, flour, oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and raisins.

2. Grate the carrots and ginger using the finest grate. In a smaller bowl, melt the coconut oil in the microwave for about 45-60 seconds. You want the oil hot so it doesn’t clump up when adding the cold wet ingredients. Now add in the maple syrup, carrots, applesauce, grated ginger, and vanilla. Stir well.

3. Remove pecans from the oven and add to the dry ingredients. Increase oven temp to 350F. Now add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well. The dough will be very sticky, so not to worry.

4. With a spoon, scoop about 13 cookies onto a lined baking sheet. They don’t spread much so you can put them an inch apart. Bake for 14-15 minutes at 350F and allow to cool on baking sheet.

Nutritional info (Per cookie, makes 13 cookies): 186 kcals, 9 grams fat, 24 grams carbs, 5 grams fibre, 10 grams sugar, 4 grams protein. You also get 620 mg Omega-6 and 31 mg Omega-3 fatty acids per cookie thanks to all the flax!

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Just a word of caution- the dough is very sticky so don’t be alarmed when you mix it up. It’s easiest to just scoop the dough with a spoon and drop it onto the baking sheet.

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They are a lovely cookie for an on-the-go breakfast or a mid-afternoon snack. And like Eric says, keep in mind that it’s a healthier cookie and you won’t be disappointed.

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Breakfast this morning was a lovely Green Monster with a side of cookie.

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Superfood Green Monster

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This Green Monster packs in superfoods like blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, chia seeds, and spinach! For more Green Monster recipes, visit the Green Monster Movement.

Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • 1 large handful spinach
  • 1 cup + 2-3 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 scoop Garden of Life Raw Protein powder, or other powder
  • Ice, if preferred

 

1. Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. Add ice if desired.

Nutritional Info (serves 1): 349 kcals, 14 grams fat, 39 grams carbs, 21 grams fibre, 12 grams sugar, 27 grams protein.

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Note the hot tea in the background to warm me up!

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[Mason glass was picked up in November while visiting Fish’s Eddy in NYC]

I thought I would pass along a couple fun vegan links for you today…

1. Check out the PPK’s Vegan Top 100 of 2011 list

2. VegNews Top 10 Vegan trends of 2011

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3. I also wanted to point out that I added some social media icons on the right hand sidebar of my page for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Email Subscribe, and RSS! Sorry it took me so long…I’m a bit slow with figuring out these things! In case anyone else is interested, I used this WordPress Social Media Widget.

 

Have a great day!

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Andrea January 10, 2012

These cookies look awesome! And it’s also fun to see what you have a breakfast or dinner, etc. on a random day :) Always gives me meal ideas!

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Angela @ Happy Fit Mama January 10, 2012

Good thing I bought a 2 pound bag of carrots this week. I’m off to make these right now!

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Katrina January 10, 2012

These sound so yummy! Love this idea!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 10, 2012

Oh I should try apple…I dont use it enough in smoothies!

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Erin January 10, 2012

The cookies sound like a fantastic recipe to keep in the freezer and grab for breakfasts. You could add even more omegas by using walnuts instead of pecans!

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Kate January 10, 2012

Are Kcals the same as calories?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 10, 2012

yup!

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Jen @ keepitsimplefoods.com January 10, 2012

Hey, I have the same mixing bowl. Fun! Also, I’ve been looking for a good breakfast cookie recipe, so thanks! xoxo

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 10, 2012

These look lovely and I am such a fan of carrot cake, raisins, cinnamon…all those flavors make me happy. They look perfect for a cool day to put something warm in my tummy. I make oatmeal and blueberry or oatmeal and raisin cakes like this in…the microwave :) Because I am impatient like that. Haha!

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Sara @ Plant Powered Mom January 10, 2012

A delicious looking recipe and a great tip on a social media widget. I’m going to use both!

Thanks Angela!

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Cat @Breakfast to Bed January 10, 2012

carrot cake is so under-appreciated! I feel like I should make a cheering section for it!

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Lisa (bakebikeblog) January 10, 2012

These look so very delicious! I love using carrots in baked goods!!

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VeggieGirl January 10, 2012

What sort of protien supplement would you recommend for smoothies? I bought a cheap generic vanilla one from Walmart but I know there have got to be healthier/better options than Walmart’s idea of ‘healthy’ lol

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VeggieGirl January 10, 2012

to be more specific- something under $40, and a powder with a taste that isnt overwhelming

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 10, 2012

I’ve really taken a liking to this garden of life one pictured above- you can find it online at amazon or iherb for around $30.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 10, 2012
Ali @ whatalididnext January 10, 2012

Cookies for breakfast – you might have just solved my problem of how to get my daughter to eat inthe morning. Yippee

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Beth - Tasty Yummies January 10, 2012

I love the idea of a breakfast cookie. Who can’t get behind that? These look amazing.
BTW sooo many of my favorite bloggers featured smoothies this morning. Must be something in the air :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 10, 2012

I think it’s that time of the year! :)

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Renee January 10, 2012

My husband’s favorite dessert is carrot cake…and he is in a breakfast rut! This looks like the perfect solution!

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Stephanie January 10, 2012

This is a great recipe. So glad you shared it with us.

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Sharon @ Bit of the Good Stuff January 10, 2012

Hi Angela! These cookies look wonderful! I’m looking forward to giving them a try. They could make a great mid morning or afternoon snack to pack into little ones’ lunch boxes x

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StoriesAndSweetPotatoes January 10, 2012

I have some healthy cookies in the oven right now! They look like vomit but I think they will taste okay, lol

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Kaitlyn@TheTieDyeFiles January 10, 2012

Love the muffin top texture idea!

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Emily January 10, 2012

Yum – I am always looking for breakfast cookies to add to my lineup. Maybe it’s the fact that I’m tricking myself by eating a “cookie” for breakfast, but they fill me up nicely!

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Anna January 10, 2012

Hi Angela,

I don’t see the place to subscribe to your website via email, where am I missing it?

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Anna January 10, 2012

Oops, I didn’t get that it was an icon! My bad!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 10, 2012

Glad you found it!

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Laura @mypurposefullife January 10, 2012

These look so good! I love any excuse to eat cookies for breakfast:)

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 10, 2012

You had me at “carrot cake”. :D Is there any better flavour? Well, okay, pumpkin pie and chocolate mint rank pretty high, but carrot cake is definitely up there too!

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Brieann January 10, 2012

I just put these little nuggets of joy in the oven. Can’t wait to try them! The batter was delicious (I may have licked the bowl…) I didn’t have any maple syrup, so I substituted honey- hopefully it will work the same. Thanks, Angela, for yet another amazing idea!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 10, 2012

Glad you are giving them a try! Oh man, the batter- it’s amazing isn’t it? I could just eat it as is…

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Alex @ Raw Recovery January 10, 2012

BREAKFAST COOKIES OMG OMG!!! I loooove breakfast cookies but haven’t made some in over a year. Can’t wait to try these! Also, what is your opinion: where is the best place to buy a vitamix? Thanks!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 10, 2012

i just bought mine from their website…but I have heard that Costco brings them on “tours” throughout their stores. I think you’d have to inquire with them when it’s coming to their store (if they are still doing it that is), but I’ve heard they are quite a bit cheaper. Other than that, I’m not too sure.

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Brieann January 10, 2012

Ok, I just had to post a follow-up: These are fantastic! I just took them out of the oven and promptly ate two, then picked a piece off of a third… debating going in for the rest of the third cookie. YUM!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 10, 2012

Glad to hear that!! Ours arent lasting very long.

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luminousvegans January 10, 2012

Man, can I come over for breakfast? I love cookie/cake like things for breakfast…thank you for sharing the recipe. It looks like chia seeds are popping up everywhere!

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suzanne January 10, 2012

The cookies look like a perfect morning treat – esp to go with the smoothie. I am addicted to the green monsters – despite the cold temps – and always chase them with hot tea!!! Gives me 2 things to look forward to in the morning :-) (now 3 with the cookies!) Thanks for another great recipe

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jenna January 10, 2012

i love breakfast cookies! not too sweet and healthy!

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em @ simplypresent January 10, 2012

Both recipes look delicious! I have been wanting to try a “Monster” smoothie forever but I haven’t… Can you make them taste yummy without the protein powder?

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Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner January 10, 2012

Both of those recipes look SO good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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Diana January 10, 2012

Hi. I’ve never really had any kind of green smoothie, but I visit your blog to get get inspired to eat healthier & to see all the great recipes and photos. Do the berries make it taste more like a fruite smoothie? just asking cuz I dont think id like the taste of the greens..thanks :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 11, 2012

I think it depends on how much you use. I find you can’t taste the spinach at all when using a frozen banana. Enjoy!

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honeywhatscooking January 11, 2012

those cookies look so good.. i love carrot cake. a healthy cookie is so worth that carrot cake flavor. :-)

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Kari @ bite-sized thoughts January 11, 2012

These look even better than the originals! Although I have to say that it looks like the offspring came first…surely these must be the parents? ;)

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Ellie@Fit for the Soul January 11, 2012

I loooove healthified recipes of cookies, muffins, etc.! I’ve been craving carrot cake and these sound really good~And I love how honest Eric is with you! He kind of reminds me of my fiance. He’s very careful and gentle with how he describes things, but still honest. :P Aren’t we lucky to have them in our lives?! hehe.

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Anastasia@healthymamainfo.com January 11, 2012

Oh, that’s exactly what would I need every morning! Thanks for posting! Where can I get this magic Raw Protein powder?

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Vogue Vegetarian January 11, 2012

Angela, my hubby has been begging me to make something healthy for breakfast other than the mixed buckwheat and oat hot cereal. I thought this would do nicely so I whipped up a batch tonight. They are perfect! I’ll look foward to having these in the morning. Thanks!

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Caroline @ chocolate and carrots January 11, 2012

I love this! What a way to start your day! :-D

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers January 11, 2012

The carrot cookie looks so good! I would never of thought of that! I have a few carrots looking to be created into something tasty. Thanks Angela, I’m going to give this one a try!

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LizAshlee January 11, 2012

Luv both of these recipes..they sound great! Can’t wait to make a carrot cake breakfast cookie..I have found that I need a bit more than a green smoothie…great idea!

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