I love carrots. I eat them every single day. I’m not kidding. A fun way to eat them is in dessert! Desserts with fruits and veggies in them are awesome because they taste yummier than raw veggies, but they are just as (or almost as) healthy!
Cookies are called cookies because they’re cooked. These babies aren’t cooked, so they technically can’t be called cookies. So what should they be called? Rawkies, of course! These rawkies are healthy but you wouldn’t know it. They don’t even have to be for dessert! They can be eaten any time of the day.
They’re full of good-for-you nutrients that your body needs like vitamin A (from carrots), magnesium (from dates), iron (from oats), and good fats (from coconut and walnuts). Your body and your tastebuds will thank you for making these! I made these in celebration of passing my driver’s test and getting my driver’s license! YAY! Go ahead and make some rawkies in celebration something!
Carrot Cake Rawkies
makes 16 or so
by Ellie Haun
- 1 and 1/2 cups rolled oats (to be made into oat flour) or 1 and 1/2 cups pre-made oat flour.
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- 1 and 1/2 cups pitted dates
- 3 large carrots (or 10 baby carrots)
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
If you are making your own oat flour, put the oats in a food processor and process until flour forms (about 1 minute).
Then add in all of the other ingredients. Process everything until a dough forms (about 2 minutes). Then roll the dough into little balls and flatten them. The cookies should be about 2 inches in diameter. Sprinkle the rawkies with coconut flakes and enjoy! Note: You can also refrigerate them to make them harder. You can also make them cookies by baking them in the oven at 350 degrees F for 6 minutes. Does anyone have anything big or small worth celebrating?