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Dessert

Carrot Cake 
Oatmeal Cookies

Sweet, rich and creamy bananas are a great source of fiber, minerals (such as potassium) and vitamins. Additionally, carrots are soaring with vitamin A and are known for their supply of the antioxidant beta-carotene. These orange root veggies are also filled with numerous other antioxidants and nutrients.

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Servings
10 to 12 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded carrots (or carrot pulp from juicing carrots)
  • 3 tbsp dried unsweetened cranberries
  • 3 tbsp chopped unsalted walnuts
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice (optional)

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mash ripe bananas. Add old-fashioned rolled oats, finely shredded carrots (or carrot pulp from juicing carrots), dried unsweetened cranberries, chopped unsalted walnuts, unsweetened coconut flakes, ground cinnamon, pure vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice (optional); mix well to combine.
  3. Wet fingers and scoop mixture onto prepared baking sheet (about 1/4 cup at a time; with damp fingers, flatten into a cookie shape). Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside to cool. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 0
  • Carbohydrate Content 0 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 0 g
  • Fiber Content 0 g
  • Protein Content 0 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 0 mg
  • Sugar Content 0 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 0 g