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Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies – Deliciously soft and chewy breakfast cookies that are loaded with carrots, bananas, and chocolate chips. These healthy cookies would make the perfect breakfast or snack!

Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

If you made and enjoyed my Banana Breakfast Cookies, then you’ll love this carrot cake version.

These Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies are soft and chewy, loaded with bananas and carrots, and perfectly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.

Throw in some chocolate chips for added sweetness and a little indulgence, and you have yourself the most perfect healthy cookies to enjoy for breakfast or a snack!

Looking for more healthy treats? Check out my No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Balls, Chocolate Avocado Banana Pudding, and my Banana Breakfast Smoothie.

Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

Ingredients you’ll need

Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make these cookies. You can find my recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with their amounts.

  • Bananas: You’ll need 2 large bananas, mashed. The riper, the sweeter the cookies will be.
  • Carrots: Grated. You’ll want 124g which is about 1 cup.
  • Vanilla extract
  • Quick porridge oats: Rolled oats work just fine too.
  • Ground cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg
  • Chocolate chips: You can use milk, dark, or semi-sweet. Use vegan to make these cookies completely vegan. Don’t want chocolate chips? Use dried fruit instead!

How to make Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

To make these cookies, simply grab a large bowl and mix together the mashed bananas, grated carrots, vanilla, oats, and spices until combined.

Fold in the chocolate chips.

Roll the mixture into 1-oz balls and place them onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

The mixture will be quite sticky. If needed, use slightly damp hands to make this process easier.

Flatten the balls out and shape into circles.

Bake for 10 – 15 minutes or until firm to the touch and lightly golden on top.

Allow to cool for 5 – 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.

NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements.

Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.

Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

Tools you’ll need

Here are a few handy tools I used to make these cookies. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

  • Baking tray
  • Mixing bowls
  • Kitchen scales: I always recommend weighing out your ingredients for complete accuracy. Sometimes using cups can be a little off, especially when it comes to ingredients like oats and grated veg.

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Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

These Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies are:

  • super quick and easy to throw together
  • incredibly thick, soft, and chewy
  • LOADED with banana and carrots
  • perfectly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg
  • studded with chocolate chips

How long will these cookies last? These cookies will stay fresh, stored in an airtight container, at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Can I freeze these cookies? Yes, they also freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and hashtag it #marshasbakingaddiction. I’d love to see!

Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

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Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

Yield: 18 - 20 cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Deliciously soft and chewy breakfast cookies that are loaded with carrots, bananas, and chocolate chips. These healthy cookies would make the perfect breakfast or snack!

Ingredients

  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup (124g) grated carrots
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (180g) quick oats
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup (90g) chocolate chips*

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4, and line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the bananas, carrots, vanilla, oats, and spices until combined.
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Roll the mixture into 1-oz balls and place them onto the prepared baking tray. The mixture will be quite sticky. Use damp hands to make this process easier.
  5. Flatten the balls out and shape into circles.
  6. Bake for 10 - 15 minutes or until firm to the touch and lightly golden on top.
  7. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

*Instead of chocolate chips you can use dried fruit.

If the cookies are not sweet enough for your liking, you can add up to 1/4 cup (85g) honey next time. If using 1/4 cup honey, add another 1/4 cup (22g) oats.

These cookies stay fresh, stored in an airtight container, at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 1 week. They also freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 cookies Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 47Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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Phoe

Friday 29th of May 2020

I love desserts that contain carrots, they are much more fit than typical desserts so it is cool! And they taste so good! I have made similar recipe last year but I didn't add bananas. I have only one question concerning carrots. Because I have grown purple carrot (from this link: https://gardenseedsmarket.com/carrot-deep-purple-seeds-daucus-carota-var.-sativus.html) and I don't know if it will be okay for this recipe? For sure it will give amazing color, but what about taste? Have you ever used this carrot?

Marsha

Friday 29th of May 2020

Apparently purple carrots taste exactly like the orange ones, although I have not tried them myself. They should be fine for this recipe! :)

Julia

Thursday 5th of March 2020

These cookies are a perfect treat! Just made them and would highly recommend to everyone include this recipe to their "cooking lists". Yeah, as you mentioned I substituted chocolate chips with raisins.

Lucy Grech

Wednesday 19th of February 2020

You really have healthy yummy recipes. Many thanks for sharing. Cheers Lucy

Scarlet

Tuesday 18th of February 2020

I love recipes like this that sneak in veggie goodness on the sly. These carrot cake cookies look delish!