Gluten free carrot cake cookies

    37 min

    Made with ground almonds, carrots, coconut and cinnamon, these decadent gluten free, paleo cookies taste like carrot cake and are quick and easy to make.

    13 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • cooking spray
    • 60ml maple syrup
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 250g ground almonds
    • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and cooled
    • 110g grated carrots
    • 45g unsweetened desiccated coconut or coconut flakes

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:10min  ›  Ready in:37min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease a baking tray with cooking spray.
    2. Mix maple syrup, cinnamon, almond extract, bicarbonate of soda and salt together in a bowl with an electric mixer. Add ground almonds 125g at a time, mixing until combined. Mix in coconut oil 1 tablespoon at a time. Fold carrots and coconut into the mixture with a spatula.
    3. Drop 12 portions of the cookie dough onto the baking tray using an ice cream scoop. Flatten gently with the palm of your hand.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 12 minutes. Cool on the baking tray, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack.

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    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!  -  22 Mar 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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.  -  28 Feb 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great Recipe! I can always depend on AllRecipes for my Paleo Recipes! Also, for those that want more paleo recipes, I would check out this website, Cointary . com . It has tons and tons of great recipes just like this one! The prisoner pretends above the prolonged crown.The illogical liquor chews.  -  31 Oct 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)