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I didn’t even feel guilty for eating almost an entire batch of cookies in one sitting. In fact,  I feel like such a good girlfriend because I managed to save one for my boyfriend–he loved them by the way!

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I always get little worried when making protein cookies that they could possibly come out with a rubbery texture but these Protein Carrot Cake Cookies are a perfect combination of soft and chewy (which is why I ate so many).

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Healthy Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield: 9 cookies

Serving Size: 1 cookie with frosting

Calories per serving: 85

Fat per serving: 4

Carbs per serving: 9g

Protein per serving: 5g

Healthy Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c oat flour
  • 3 tbsp. quick oats
  • 1 scoop protein powder (I used PEScience Snickerdoodle 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 1 c raw grated carrots (about 2 large carrots)
  • 1/4 c sugar free maple syrup or sticky syrup of choice
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted (I used Better Body Foods)
  • 1 tbsp. pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • pinch of salt
    Cream Cheese Frosting (omit if vegan)
  • 3 tbsp. protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla)
  • 1 tbsp. sugar free maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tbsp. low fat cream cheese

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350f and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients.
  3. Stir in melted coconut oil, maple syrup and pumpkin puree until smooth.
  4. Add the grated carrots and continue stirring until a dough forms (should be very thick and moist).
  5. Use a cookie scoop to place 9 cookie dough balls on the parchment paper about 3 inches apart.
  6. Wet your fingers and press the balls flat.
  7. Bake for 14-15 minutes.
  8. While cookies are cooling, mix together all your frosting ingredients and place the frosting in a zip lock bag. Cut the corner of the bag to create a small hole for piping.
  9. Decorate cookies and enjoy!

Notes

*Store cookies in the refrigerator **Omit frosting if vegan

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