These Carrot Cake Cookies are soft, chewy and have all the flavors of classic carrot cake in a healthy and delicious portable treat! They're easy to make and loaded with sweet carrots, cinnamon, nutmeg and ground ginger. Gluten free, refined sugar free and perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack.
In a large bowl, whisk the egg (or make the flax egg), nut butter and coconut oil until creamy and smooth. Add the maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt and baking powder. Beat until combined.
Stir in the flour, followed by the coconut, grated carrots and oats (or chopped coconut flakes) and mix until everything is just combined. Fold in raisins, pecans and any other add-ins of your choice.
Use a 1/4 cup to scoop out the dough and drop onto the parchment paper. Pat the tops down to flatten slightly. Press 1 pecan half in middle of cookie (optional).
Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until edges are slightly brown and set.