Carrot and Date Cookies

These cookies are a perfect healthy snack for a fall day.

1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup flaxseed meal
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup grated carrots
1 cup chopped dates

In a medium bowl combine flour, oats, flax, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. In  large bowl, beat together the egg, coconut oil, applesauce, maple syrup and vanilla. Fold in flour mixture. Then stir in the carrots and dates. Drop by heaping tablespoons, 2 inches apart, onto a cookie sheet. Bake in at 350F for 10-15 minutes until the bottoms are lighlty browned.
Makes 24 cookies.

When I tasted these I really thought they were going to be a big hit with my family. They were really delicious. Unfortunately, no one would even try them! Cole flat out refused to eat one, and Bennett just picked out one of the dates and left the rest. Tony walked right by them and left for work without taking any. So they really didn’t give the cookies a fair chance. I guess they just looked too ‘healthy’ or something. I froze them and I’ll try putting them in the kids lunches because sometimes they’ll eat things at daycare that they won’t eat at home.  Don’t let my family’s reaction stop you from trying these though. They were quite tasty and I love that they’re low in sugar and fat, and full of healthy ingredients. The dates are especially nice in these, and are what give them most of their sweetness, so don’t leave them out!

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Welcome! I’m Megan.

My kids like to whine, especially when it comes to the food they eat, but that doesn’t stop me from trying to make tasty and healthy meals for them. Follow along as I share family-friendly recipes and reviews from my picky family members, who I lovingly call “The Whine Critics.” Read More…

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