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Feb 13 / Jane

Carrot Walnut Cookies

I’ve been searching for a cookie recipe that’s not a traditional sweet dessert and I think I’ve found a good one in this recipe from Whole Foods (link). Alex noticed immediately there isn’t any sugar and looked disappointed since I’d described them as “cookies,” but I’ll be testing them out during a birthday party at work tomorrow, so we’ll see. I’m hoping they’ll be a nice alternative to all the desserts others do bring in.

1 c raw unsalted walnuts
1 c rolled oats
1 c raisins
1/2 c whole-wheat flour
1 1/4 t baking powder
1 1/4 t ground cinnamon
1/2 t ground ginger
2 carrots, grated
1 apple, grated
1 very ripe banana, peeled and mashed
1/4 c apple juice

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Combine walnuts, oats and raisins in a food processor and pulse until finely ground. Transfer to a bowl and stir in flour, baking powder, cinnamon and ginger.
3. Add carrots, apple, banana and apple juice and stir until combined.
4. Drop by rounded tablespoons an inch apart on greased baking sheets, making about 24 cookies. Press down on each cookie with the back of a fork to flatten slightly. Bake until tops and bottoms are lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes.

I sub’ed 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce for the grated apple and an egg for the banana, and it turned out just fine. I’m quite happy with this recipe and do intend to try it the way it’s meant to be sometime. Until then I hope it’s a hit with others so I can keep making them! …Or maybe not: more for me then! 😉

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