Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookie

During my usually browsing of baking blogs, I found this carrot cake breakfast cookie recipe from Cookie Madness. Just by looking at the name of these cookies, most people would be intrigued about what exactly this baking morsel is. Well, the name itself describes what the cookie is. It is a cookie with a cake-like texture, carrots, and the healthiness and heartiness of a complete breakfast.

I followed the recipe and added orange zest and although it gave the cookies an extra zip, I don't know if I will add it in the next cookies. It's not that it's bad, it was just slightly too much fragrance for my taste. I would suggest trying the cookies with the zest first before deciding to omit it. I think these cookies are pretty healthy and is a good option if you are health conscious. I think it uses a minimal amount of oil and sugar to make a delicious cookie!

Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies
compliments of Cookie Madness

1 cup whole wheat of all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed (light brown is fine too)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon orange zest 

1/2 cup oatmeal (old-fashion or quick)
2/3 cup shredded carrots
1/3-1/2 cup raisins
1/3 cup chopped nuts, toasted

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl; set aside
3. Combine oil, sugars, vanilla. Add egg and zest and beat for 20-30 seconds. Add flour mixture in three additions
4. Stir in oats, carrots, raisins, nuts
5. Drop by the tablespoonful and place an inch apart
6. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown

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