Healthy Carrot & Oat Breakfast Cookies with Greek Yogurt Glaze

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Healthy Carrot & Oat Breakfast Cookies with Greek Yogurt Glaze

Well, finally Friday is here. Eureka! Time to celebrate with a healthy breakfast cookie!

Wait, what?

Ok, maybe the weekend isn’t the time to eat uber healthy, but you’re gonna want to make these pronto because they really are yummy. And easy. And healthy. And cute. And delicious. This breakfast is basically oatmeal meets carrot cake meets oatmeal bars meets cookies. Meaning: a whole lotta yum that you gotts-ta-shovel straight into your mouth. {I’m a professional shoveler, fyi.}

Also, I would like to take the time to declare that cookies for breakfast is ALWAYS the better choice.

Thank you.

My husband is not a fan of carrot cake {<—what’ wrong with him?} but LOVED these. Who woulda thunk it? My daughter also was a little OB.SESSED. with these cookies because 1. they were the size of her face 2. she helped make them and 3. I let her lick the glaze off before she ate one. Thats the 3 year old method for eating anything with frosting, icing and/or glaze. Aren’t you all so glad you have me around to explain these sorts of things? Thought so. 

Ok, lets make cookies!

Ingredients for cookie dough in a bowl

Start with some coconut oil, brown sugar and maple syrup in a bowl. Softened butter will work too.

Wet cookie dough

Try to cream these ingredients together as best as you can. If you have a hand blender, crack that baby out.

Shredded carrots

Now grate some carrot and add it to the bowl

Eggs

along with an egg

Adding vanilla

and some vanilla. Excuse the blurriness of the photo. My daughter doesn’t quite understand the word ‘wait’.

Brooke

Speaking of which…hello my darlin’! She was helping me measure and stir. This photo was taken in the middle of her saying “cookies!” She is her mother’s daughter.

Dry ingredients to wet dough

Once all those wet ingredients are incorporated, stir in all the dry – 2 kinds of flour, leavenings, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Adding oats

Last thing: oats! They do the body good.

Healthy Carrot & Oat Breakfast Cookie Dough

Voila! Cookie dough!

Healthy Carrot & Oat Breakfast Cookie Dough on a baking pan

Plop 8 hefty scoops onto a baking sheet and stick into a hot 350 degree oven.

Yogurt and powdered sugar

While those are baking, we’ll make the glaze. Start out with a little powdered sugar and greek yogurt in a bowl.

Adding vanilla

Dribble in a little vanilla and stir.

Adding cream

Mine was a really good drizzling consistency without having to add in any milk. Feel free to add a few dribbles to get the consistency you want.

Healthy Carrot & Oat Breakfast Cookies

After a few minutes your cookies should be ready to pull out of the oven. Cool these guys a few minutes before trying to transfer them to the cooling rack. Then drizzle away!

Healthy Carrot & Oat Breakfast Cookies with Greek Yogurt Glaze

Ok, now’s about that time to taste test! Mmmm….soft, chewy, cake-like texture with a light spiciness from the cinnamon and tang from the yogurt glaze. Perfection!

Brooke tasting cookies

Finger-lickin’ good!

Have a great weekend 🙂

Healthy Carrot & Oat Breakfast Cookies with Greek Yogurt Glaze

This delicious carrot oat breakfast cookie is sure to please your family when oatmeal meets carrot cake meets oatmeal bars meet cookies.

servings 8 large cookies
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 32 mins

Ingredients

For the cookies-

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats

For the glaze-

  • 2 tablespoons greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • milk if needed

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with silicone baking mat and set aside.
  • Cream coconut oil, brown sugar and maple syrup together until light and fluffy. Stir in egg, vanilla and carrot.
  • Add in all remaining dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  • Scoop 8 heaping tablespoons of dough onto prepared mat and bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned and matte. Set aside to cool.
  • In a small bowl, stir all ingredients for glaze together until smooth. Stir in a little milk if needed to reach a good drizzling consistency. Drizzle over warm cookies and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 2703IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carrot, cookies, oatmeal
Polaroid photo of granola bars

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42 Responses
  1. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen

    I’ve done the cookie thing for breakfast before too, nothing wrong with that! 😉 These look amazing. If anything has carrot cake in the description, I’m in, no questions asked. Happy weekend!

  2. Nicole {Sweet Peony}

    These look SOOOO fantastic! They look simple to make & I love the healthy ingredients. Definitely a must-make for me! Happy Friday to you & your sweet girl 🙂

  3. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    I have a healthy carrot cake recipe waiting in my drafts folder that I have totally forgotten about until I just saw this post. How did I let that happen…whoops!

    These look awesome and love the yogurt glaze idea!

  4. Julia {The Roasted Root}

    They look perfect, Lauren! A plate of your carrot oat cookies and a full cup of coffee and you’ve got yourself one hellofa Sunday breakfast!

  5. Captain Micah

    What a gorgeous site! My only problem is that I’m having a hard time deciding what to make first! Your pictures are so pretty. What camera do you use?

    Thanks!

  6. Jenny

    These look great! One question, can I use a different oil since we can’t do coconut, would it be the same amount? Thanks!

  7. Jacqueline Strand

    Your batch must be extra sweet with the little helper you have – looks like she baked lots of love right in to the batch….

  8. Jen @ The Scrumptious Pumpkin

    Such a smart idea for healthy cookies. This is just my kind of recipe and I can’t wait to try these!

  9. Julie @ Table for Two

    haha your daughter cracks me up..i laughed out loud when i read “my daughter doesn’t know what wait means” — i’ve never had carrot cake before cause i’m scared of the carrot taste but shoooot, these look so good that i don’t even currr!

  10. Baking Serendipity

    I love breakfast cookies…especially with carrots! These look wonderful 🙂 PS: I kind of want to put that greek yogurt glaze on…everything.

  11. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    I could DEFINITELY get on board with a breakfast cookie. And I’m so intrigued by that greek yogurt glaze.

    Btw, your daughter is so adorable!

  12. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)

    I love the idea of a cookie for breakfast … delicious and portable (which means I could sleep longer)!!! Also, your daughter is ADORABLE.

  13. Melissa

    We made these this afternoon and they were delicious. Sorry if this seems obvious but I did have a question about the coconut oil. Should I have melted it first, as if it were butter? Thanks 🙂 Melissa

    I used less powdered sugar in the glaze and mixed some grated carrot in there as well. Also, I threw some red quinoa in for good measure.

  14. Meghan

    Just made these… amazing!
    I used margarine instead of maple syrup since it was all I had. Also used all regular whole wheat flour. Yum!!

  15. Nancy

    Wow ~ these look so yummy! And it’s another way to get my 3y.o. dd. to eat more carrots! We are going to make this recipe when she wakes up from her nap.

    I’m following you on Facebook & Pintrest, and I’ll be sharing some of your wonderful food ideas on Pintrest (with link back to you in the despription, bien sur!) 🙂

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  17. Holly Glasson

    Wow! Yummy! Delicious! Full flavored! Great texture! What else can I say, but these are the best tasting “healthy cookies” I’ve ever eaten! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Wow ~ these look so yummy! And it’s another way to get my 3y.o. dd. to eat more carrots! We are going to make this recipe when she wakes up from her nap.

    I’m following you on Facebook & Pintrest, and I’ll be sharing some of your wonderful food ideas on Pintrest (with link back to you in the despription, bien sur!)

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