Carrot Oat Cookie on Packaging Paper

#HolidaysWithHeinens: Carrot Oat Cookies

The recipe and photography for this post were provided courtesy of Cleveland blogger, Charity D’Amato of I heart Cleveland.

With the holidays just around the corner, I decided to try my hand at a healthy, holiday cookie. One that I might be able to bring with me to friends parties, school gatherings and even grab for a breakfast treat…enter the Carrot Oat Cookies.

This cookie is not that sweet, super moist and tastes almost like you are eating a slice of carrot cake, minus the frosting. It has the standard, gluten-free chewy consistency which I personally really enjoy.

Carrot Oat Cookie on Cooling Rack

Thanks to Heinen’s for asking me to participate in their holiday cookie bake-off. If you were looking to make them even sweeter, I might add a cup of the Nestlé mini chocolate morsel. Thanks to Heinen’s for asking me to participate in their holiday cookie bake-off. Cheers to shopping local and supporting Cleveland’s local grocer in your holiday shopping needs! I hope you enjoy the recipe below, happy holiday baking!

Carrot Oat Cookies


  • 11/4 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil (you can substitute melted unsalted butter if you don’t like to cook with coconut oil)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup organic maple syrup
  • 1 cup freshly grated carrots


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Using a hand mixer or KitchenAid, use the paddle attachment and mix together the coconut oil, vanilla, egg, and maple syrup.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the oats, brown rice flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix. Fold in the carrots.
  5. Place your bowl of batter in the fridge for 20 minutes or more. This will help your cookies from melting too fast and becoming too flat.
  6. Scoop dough onto baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, or until they are golden brown.
  7. Allow to cool on a cooling rack and enjoy!

Complete Carrot Oat Cookies

Charity D'Amato
Posted by: Charity D'Amato
Charity is the founder of studio Chartreuse; a design firm located in Lakewood, Ohio. She is a graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Design and Art Education. Charity is a Cleveland Bridge Builders graduate and the recipient of the 2010 Inside Business Athena Young Professional Award. Since 2007, Charity has also been the voice behind the regional lifestyle blog, Charity and her family recently made the move across the river from Westlake to Shaker Heights, Ohio. “I really adore that I get to come to work every day and be creative. This is my passion and my reality.”

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