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Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

These delicious carrot cake breakfast cookies are quick and easy to make! They make a fantastic breakfast treat to eat on the go or are great any time of day!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Cooling Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: Breakfast Cookies, Carrot Cake, Carrot Cake Cookies, Cookies
Servings: 12 Cookies
Calories: 180kcal


  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 ½ cups matchstick carrots ***(or shredded carrots that are well drained on paper towels)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup dried pineapple chopped
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup melted butter


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and ginger.
  • Add the carrots, pecans, pineapple, and coconut.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the vanilla, syrup, egg, and butter.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir until completely combined.
  • Use a large scoop (about ¼ cup to evenly divide the batter, placing about 1 inch apart on baking sheet.
  • Flatten each portion with the back of the scoop or the palm of your hand to about ¾ inch thick.
  • Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until the edges are golden.
  • Cool on the baking pan for about 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
  • To heat, microwave each cookie for 15 to 30 seconds depending on the wattage of the microwave


***I used a bag of matchstick carrots from the grocery store to make these cookies. However, you can also just shred whole carrots (about 1 inch shreds) to add to the recipe. It is VERY IMPORTANT if you are shredding whole carrots for the recipe that you put the shreds on a layer of paper towels for at least 10 minutes to drain out excess water. 


Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 109IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg