Healthy carrot and oat cookies

healthy carrot oat cookies

I’m always looking for new snack ideas, especially for lunchboxes or after school, that are filling, delicious and healthy. These carrot and oat cookies tick all of those boxes- they are refined sugar free, full of good fats and fiber. You may remember in a previous post I mentioned I wasn’t a huge fan of hiding vegetables in food, especially “sometimes” foods such as cookies. I just wanted to point out that this is still my philosophy, and just as I mentioned in that post, I have specifically included carrots in the name of this recipe so that anyone who is eating or cooking them is well aware they contain carrots.

Carrot and oat cookies

Yield: 15
prep time: 1 H & 20 Mcook time: 15 Mtotal time: 1 H & 35 M


  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup wholemeal flour
  • 2 tbsp macadamia oil
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds


How to cook Carrot and oat cookies

  1. In a medium bowl mix oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt
  2. In a large bowl whisk oil, egg and vanilla. Add honey and mix well
  3. Add flour mixture to wet ingredients and stir gently
  4. Add carrots and chia seeds, stirring gently
  5. Cover with plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour
  6. While the batter is setting in the fridge, preheat oven to 165 degrees Celsius
  7. Line a flat tray with baking paper
  8. Using a tablespoon, make cookie shape balls and flatten slightly
  9. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown
  10. Allow to cool for 1 minutes before serving 
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Hi, I’m Aspen, a university qualified teacher and nutritionist. As one of seven kids, a mum and ten years teaching experience, I understand just how challenging mealtimes can be. That’s why I’m so passionate about giving families a range of strategies to reduce fussy eating and make mealtimes an enjoyable family experience. I also work with schools doing incursions, parent information sessions and canteen menu assessment.