Oatmeal Carrot Cookies

The prefect fall treat! This is carrot cake all rolled up in a cute package we call Oatmeal Carrot Cookies! Grab a cuppa, blanket and enjoy! 

Oatmeal Carrot Cookies on Pan with text

I have been raving about these cookies since I made them! I am so excited to share them! I always feel a little homesick around this time of year because Thanksgiving/Fall is like a blank stare, what?? around here…

So sad, Fall time is wonderous! So I guess we are celebrating by ourselves!

Last night on our way home from San Jose we got caught in the most INSANE rainstorm I have ever been in!! And they say Costa Rica is in a drought…. hmm..

Car Running in Water with River

Anyways, I thought we were going to get swept off into the river! It was so powerful and on the FREEWAY nonetheless! We pulled over for a bit but it wasn’t slowing down so we had to keep on truckin’.

Car Spraying Water on the Freeway

The most amazing thing was that all the drivers just pulled over, or went really slow, put their flashers and were really respectful to everyone. It was scary and all the drivers were being very nice about cars everywhere! That is so not Cali. In California drivers would have been honking and of course wreck!

Raining on the Freeway

So, we survived and even made it home before the storm hit! Score!

Oatmeal Carrot Cookie Set Up

Here is my little baking station, I don’t have much counter space but make the most of what I have! The important part is creating the pieces of home with what I have! Right!?!

Seriously, we love our little studio and thankful that we live in a place we don’t have to worry about security (too much) and overall feel safe!

Chopping Pecans

My sister brought my order from the States when she came to visit, including a bag of Walnuts! Love getting a few things from home that we can’t get here.

Ok, here we go. Chop those walnuts into small pieces. They are the best nut to chop. They are so soft! Mmm, I love walnuts!

Oatmeal Carrot Cookie - Shred Carrots

Peel and grate 2-3 carrots. About 2 cups is the final amount. This recipe was funny idea because my husband asked me to get him some carrots for a snack. It was like 8:00pm… I said, “Give me a sec!”

And I was off to incorporate his “carrots” into a treat! Haha, not healthy I know, but who eats carrots at 8:00?? I’m looking for something sweet around that time!

Oatmeal Carrot Cookie - Batter Mix

Mix sugars and butter (or coconut oil) until well combined. Add eggs and vanilla until fluffy.

Oatmeal Carrot Cookie with Coconut

Add Coconut. This coconut is so fine, I like it more flaky then powdery but still yummy!

Oatmeal Carrot Cookie - Adding Pecans to the Batter

Add the chopped Walnuts.

Oatmeal Carrot Cookie - Add Carrots to Batter

Pat the grated carrots dry. Squeeze them with a paper towel if you want to get more water out. Then add the grated carrot to the batter.

Oatmeal Carrot Cookie - Add Dry Mix to Batter

In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cloves, cinnamon, and oats. Mix well and then slowly incorporate to the batter at medium speed.

Oatmeal Carrot Cookie - Final Mix

It should turn out perfect. Right? YOU made it! But seriously, this is a fun dough! Lumpy, and full of flavor!

Oatmeal Carrot Cookies on Pan

These cookies don’t expand much when cooked so get them as many on the pan as you can! Trust me, you will want them. All. When they come out of the oven.

Like I said, I was raving! #cookiemonster

Oatmeal Carrot Cookie

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1½ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. ground cloves
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 cup quick oats (not instant)
¾ cup brown sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 cup coconut oil (or 2 sticks butter, softened)
2 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups grated carrot (3-4 carrots)
½ cup flaked coconut
¾ cup chopped walnuts


1. Preheat oven to 350º F.

2. In a medium bowl, combine flours, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cloves, cinnamon and oats. Mix well and set aside.

3. With a mixer, beat together sugars and coconut oil in a large bowl. Add eggs and vanilla and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.

4. Add grated carrots, coconut and chopped walnuts; blend until combined. Batter will be a lumpy.

5. Add flour mixture and blend at a low speed until just combined. Do not overmix.

6. Drop by tablespoons onto cookie sheets and bake for 13-15 minutes. Don’t let them get too brown!

{adapted by: Yummy, Healthy, Easy}

Oatmeal Carrot Cookie - Stacked

The carrots mixed in look funny! But a good kind, the kind that reminds my husband and I that we are having “carrots” for our evening snack. If you choose to use coconut oil, this recipe is actually a pretty healthy choice (for a cookie).

I don’t have any access to coconut oil here but would love to try it sometime! Let me know how it turns out for you!

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Oatmeal Carrot Cookies

7 thoughts on “Oatmeal Carrot Cookies

  1. Aunt Mae

    These could be made with zucchini too, right? Everyone has so much zucchini now so i might try it.

    • I’m sure it would be great with zucchini! Let me know how they turn out!

  2. Love the simplicity of this site and loved looking at the pictures. I remember how scarce nuts seemed to be in Costa Rica, too. This was almost like having a visit with you. I can imagine how good they taste! We’re cutting back on carbs these days but I love to read recipes. Good Wishes!

  3. I’m making these! Thank you for joining the fun at the Christmas Cookie Swap Linky Party. I have pinned your yumminess xo
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  4. Glenda

    Hi Alyssa, you are so personable! About the rainstorm, the sister and the walnuts, about California, about the husband. Great photography! Oh, the recipe. It sounds great – cookies, with healthy stuff like oatmeal and carrots in them. I’ve printed the recipe and ready to go!

    • Thanks! This is one of our favorite recipes!

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