These decadent paleo carrot cake cookies taste like carrot cake and take just minutes to make! Made with almond flour, carrots, coconut, and cinnamon and no refined oil or sugar, these cookies are grain free, gluten free, paleo, and vegan with a low-calorie option too. Top with Reddi-wip® or coconut whip for a tasty and healthy treat! Store in the refrigerator so that the cookies maintain their structure.

Megan Olson
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.

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  • Mix maple syrup, cinnamon, almond extract, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl with an electric mixer. Add almond flour 1/2 cup at a time, mixing until combined. Mix in coconut oil 1 tablespoon at a time. Fold carrots and coconut into the batter with a spatula.

  • Drop 12 portions of the batter onto the baking sheet using an ice cream scoop. Flatten gently with the palm of your hand.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 12 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack.

Nutrition Facts

198 calories; 16.2 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 109 mg sodium. 10.8 g carbohydrates; 4.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2017
I made these cookies for a friend who is allergic to gluten. She LOVED them and wanted the recipe! I tried too... Very good Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/21/2019
There is something missing in this recipe. Not enough liquid. I followed the directions exactly....it was dry and crumbly...would never go into a ball. I added about 1/3 cup of cream to have it stick together. They baked and looked like the picture but they are crumbly. I would never make them again until I find out what liquid is missing. 1/4 c of maple syrup and 3 Tablespoons of coconut oil is definitely not enough. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 1
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  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2017
I made these cookies for a friend who is allergic to gluten. She LOVED them and wanted the recipe! I tried too... Very good Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2016
My hubby is on a Paleo diet so I made these for him. I'm not on the diet and normally don't care for the "goodies" I make for him. These were very good though and I enjoyed them too. Definitely making these again. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2017
I made these cookies for a friend who is allergic to gluten. She LOVED them and wanted the recipe! I tried too... Very good Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2018
I didn't have enough maple syrup so I added molasses instead and put a raisin on each cookie which probably changed the classification to less than totally paleo and the cookie turned out wonderfully so much so that I could eat this all four seasons with the nice taste of carrot and cinnamon. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2018
I think it was the almond flour - the cookies didn t stick together even when i sprayed a little oil on top and put it back in the oven. So i ended up serving it in a bowl with cream on top so that the fam would eat it. Vanilla ice cream would also work. Great thing is that that it was hit. The not so great thing is that it s a lot of paleo ingredients to end up not making it paleo. There are other carrot cake-ish recipes here that would be better to tweak into carrot cake cookies. I was hoping this would be my go-to alternative for carrot cake but the search continues. If anyone know of a great way to to make carrot cake cookies that actually keep their shape let me know! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
10/20/2019
There is something missing in this recipe. Not enough liquid. I followed the directions exactly....it was dry and crumbly...would never go into a ball. I added about 1/3 cup of cream to have it stick together. They baked and looked like the picture but they are crumbly. I would never make them again until I find out what liquid is missing. 1/4 c of maple syrup and 3 Tablespoons of coconut oil is definitely not enough. Read More
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