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Carrot Cake Power Cookies {Gluten-Free, Vegan}

Carrot Cake Power Cookies! Healthy, gluten-free and vegan breakfast cookies that are full of superfoods. Delicious and kid-friendly!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 15 -20 cookies depending on size


  • 2 tablespoons ground chia seeds
  • ½ cup hot water
  • ½ cup cashew butter or almond butter I use Trader Joe's Cashew Butter
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • ½ cup arrowroot powder
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup grated carrots about 1 large carrot
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts


  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Line 2 baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
  • Combine the ground chia seeds and hot water. Let sit for about 5 minute while you measure the rest of the ingredients.
  • Place the cashew butter, flaxseed, arrowroot powder, applesauce, maple syrup, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, salt and baking soda in a bowl. Use a hand mixer to evenly combine. Add the chia seed mixture and mix until totally smooth and incorporated.
  • Add the carrots, raisins and walnuts and mix to gently combine.
  • Using a cookie scoop or wet spoon, scoop the cookies out onto the prepared baking sheets. Use wet hands to flatten slightly if desired.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes until golden on the edges and bouncy to the touch. Let cool for 2 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!


Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 715IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1.2mg