Carrot Oat Cookies Recipe

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Denise Peck Modified: March 24, 2022
Carrot Oat Cookies Recipe

How To Make Carrot Oat Cookies

Delight in these fiber-rich carrot oat cookies made with wheat flour and complemented by the spice of cinnamon and applesauce.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • ¾cupall-purpose flour
  • ½cupwhole wheat flour
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • ¼tspbaking soda
  • ¾tspcinnamon
  • tspnutmeg,optional
  • ½tspsalt
  • cupapplesauce
  • ¼cupbutter,softened
  • ¾cuplight-brown sugar
  • ¾cupgranulated sugar
  • 1egg
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • cupsquick oats
  • 1cupcarrots,finely grated
  • ½cupraisins
  • ½cupdried cranberries,such as Craisins

For Optional Glaze:

  • 1cuppowdered sugar
  • 2tbspmilk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a mixing bowl whisk together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.

  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, whip together applesauce, butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar for about 1 minute until well blended and smooth. Stir in egg and vanilla.

  4. Slowly add in the flour mixture. Stir in quick oats, carrots, raisins, and dried cranberries, mix until combine.

  5. Drop mixture by heaping tablespoon fulls onto a Silpat lined cookie sheet two inches apart and bake for 15 minutes until lightly golden and set.

  6. Allow to cool several minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.

  7. If using glaze, in a small mixing bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and milk until well combine and smooth.

  8. Pour into a piping or Ziploc bag, snip a small tip off the end, and pipe over cookies.

Recipe Notes


Store cookies in a single layer.



  • Calories: 116.01kcal
  • Fat: 2.12g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.10g
  • Trans Fat: 0.06g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.55g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.23g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.85g
  • Fiber: 1.09g
  • Sugar: 16.01g
  • Protein: 1.49g
  • Cholesterol: 9.50mg
  • Sodium: 68.65mg
  • Calcium: 23.48mg
  • Potassium: 70.15mg
  • Iron: 0.56mg
  • Vitamin A: 49.71µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.45mg
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