So I might be on a bit of a cookie bender but I figure these carrot oatmeal coconut cookies are healthy enough that they barely classify as dessert. Right? Ya, that’s what I thought. So, it’s all good…bring on the cookies. 

Stack of healthy vegan carrot cookies sitting on a cooling rack.

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Carrot Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Vegan
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These healthy carrot oatmeal coconut cookies are easy to make with simple, wholesome ingredients. They’re oil and gluten-free, with no refined sugar, they have a soft and chewy texture and can be enjoyed as a snack, for breakfast on the go or a healthy dessert option.


  • 3/4 cup (60 g) ground quick oats
  • 1 cup (80 g) quick oats
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 5 tbsp (30 g) unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp (6 g) stevia
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp (7 g) ground flax + 3 tbsp water)
  • 1 ripe banana (150 g), mashed
  • 2 tbsp (30 g) applesauce
  • 1 medium carrot (65 g), grated
  • optional: mix in raisins, walnuts or chocolate chips


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix your flax egg and set aside.
  3. Place the 3/4 cup of quick oats in a food processor or blender and grind into oat flour.
  4. Add the ground oats and the rest of the dry ingredients to a bowl and stir to combine.
  5. Add in the flax egg, mashed banana, applesauce and grated carrot and mix well.
  6. Roll into 10 balls and place on a baking tray.
  7. Press the ball down to form cookie shapes.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.
  9. These can be stored at room temperature or in the fridge.


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 97
  • Sugar: 3
  • Fat: 3
  • Carbohydrates: 16
  • Fiber: 2.5
  • Protein: 2

Keywords: healthy, plant-based, gluten-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free