Allergy-Free Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

  • Yield 10 servings

Loaded with fiber, protein, fruit, and veggies, plus low in sugar and fat, you’ll feel good about feeding this chewy, cinnamon-spiked cookie to your family for breakfast. Soy-free, egg-free, nut-free, and Dairy-free.

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Ingredients

1/3 cup canola oil, plus more for coating the baking sheets
1 1/2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup raw sugar
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed whisked with 2 T warm water
1 -- very ripe banana, mashed
1 cup coarsely grated carrots
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly coat two baking sheets with canola oil.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine the canola oil and sugar and mix well. Add the flaxseed mixture, banana, and carrots and mix again.
4. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet until just combined. Fold in the oats and pumpkin seeds.
5. Use a1/3-cup measure to scoop five cookies onto each baking sheet, for a total of 10. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, until golden-brown on the edges.
6. Allow the cookies to sit on the baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve, or store in an airtight
container for 3 to 4 days.

From Allergy-Friendly Food for Families from the Editors of KIWI Magazine/Andrews McMeel Publishing

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