Warning: these are super addictive. A great healthy snack… but if you work from home like I do, they will call to you more often than a nagging client. They call me at breakfast time for a sweet pick me up with my morning coffee. Around 2pm for a post-lunch treat. Maybe again around 4pm for a post-post lunch treat…
And since you’ll have eaten them all day long, you might want a change of pace for dessert that night. Warm one (or two) of them and crumble over your ice cream.
makes 2 1/2 dozen (I made half – my waistline thanks me)
adapted from 101 Cookbooks
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup oat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup finely shredded carrots
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/2 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
Preheat oven to 375.
In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients together. Stir in carrots.
In a small bowl, whisk together maple syrup & coconut oil. Pour into the carrot mixture and stir until just combined.
Drop 1 inch balls onto 2 cookie sheets. The “dough” will be very crumbly and be a little difficult to keep together, but that’s ok.
Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.