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Healthier carrot cake cookies

Updated: 3 days ago

Get ready for a healthier Easter with these protein and fibre packed carrot cake cookie sandwiches. Packed with protein-rich chickpeas, fibre rich oats, and nutrient packed carrots, these are perfect for snacking or dessert.



Substitutions:

  • Chickpeas: The foundation of this recipe, providing a creamy texture, fibre and protein boost. Substitute with white beans for a similar texture.

  • Nut Butter: Adds richness and flavour. Cashew or almond butter works best, but peanut butter or tahini can be a tasty alternative.

  • Oats: Blended oats contribute to the cookie texture. Opt for gluten-free oats if needed, or use normal flour as a substitute.

  • Carrot: Grated carrot adds natural sweetness and moisture. Try grated butternut squash as a creative alternative.

  • Baking Powder: Helps the cookies rise during baking.

  • Sweetener: Maple syrup or honey adds sweetness. Use maple syrup or agave for a vegan option.

  • Oil: Provides moisture and richness. Coconut oil or melted butter can be used instead.

  • Sultanas: Add chewiness and natural sweetness. Raisins or dried cranberries can be substituted.

  • Spices: Cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg add warm, aromatic flavors.

  • Orange Zest: Adds a bright, citrusy aroma. Lemon zest can be used as a substitute.

  • Salt: Enhances the flavours of the cookies.

  • Chopped Walnuts: For coating, adding crunch. Pecans or omit for a nut-free option.

  • Quark: Similar to cottage cheese but smoother. Great for calcium and protein without being as calorie dense as cream cheese. Swap for cream cheese for a more authentic cream cheese filling!


Tips:

  1. Blend Ingredients Thoroughly: Ensure the dough is well blended for a smooth texture. Pulse sultanas and grated carrot briefly to incorporate them evenly.

  2. Even Coating: Gently press chopped walnuts onto the cookies for an even coating. This adds texture and visual appeal.

  3. Cooling Time: Allow cookies to cool before assembling sandwiches to prevent frosting from melting and flavours to meld.

  4. Try Adding in Protein Powder: If you want an extra protein boost, try adding a scoop of protein powder into the mixture. Remove a little of the oats to compensate and keep to the desired consistency.




Nutritional Information: (Per serving)

- Calories: 300kcal

- Protein: 12g

- Fiber: 6g


Enjoy!


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