Carrot Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Let me tell you guys something, I suck at baking. Now before you immediately exit out of this post let me just tell you why. Cooking is like creative problem solving, don’t have an ingredient? Just make it or find another substitute. Cooking can go from failure to a work of genius in a matter of seconds. Baking on the other hand, is like a math problem. I was always real bad at math. So I’ve been working really hard to figure out my own form of baking by trying to understand what mixtures of ingredients yield different textures and consistency. I’ve had a lottttt of failures but I’ve also created a couple of freakin delicious recipes. Now if you are a very traditional baker and have a traditional mindset when it comes to baked goods I’m not suggesting you try making these cookies. However if you like tasty treats that also provide you with some nutritional benefits like protein, fiber and healthy fats then bake away!
I keep craving like 3 different cookies at once so that is what I made. I don’t think cookies make sense with out chocolate chips but if chocolate and carrots sounds weird to you then feel free to omit. Or if you are not a nut person you can certainly leave those out as well. Hope you enjoy!!
Dry Ingredients:
1/2 cup of gluten free flour
1/2 cup of oatmeal
1/4 cup of coconut flour
2 scoops of vital proteins collagen peptides
1 tsp cinnamon
Dash of salt
Wet ingredients:
1 really ripe mashed banana
1 egg
tsp vinilla
2 tablespoons of honey (I let the chocolate provide the sweetness but feel free to add more if you like)
1/4 cup of finely shredded carrots
1 tbs of melted coconut oil.
Optional:
1/4 cup of Walnuts
1/4 cup of chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl and mix
  2. Combine wet ingredients in a small bowl and mix
  3. Mix wet with dry ingredient and mix until well combined
  4. Fold in walnuts and chocolate chips if it suites your fancy.
  5. Scoop onto lined baking sheet and bake at 350 for about 10 minutes.

 

xoxo – Alex

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