These are a great treat for the kiddos!
1/2 cup butter or coconut oil 1/4 cup sugar (coconut, sucanat, brown sugar)- I don’t like too much sugar, add more as desired 2 eggs (egg free- 2 T ground chia or flax mixed with 6 T warm water water, whisk and let sit for 5-10 minutes) 1/2 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups ground oats (oat flour) 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½-1 teaspoon ground or fresh ginger 1 ½ cups oats ½ cup raisins ½ cup shredded carrots
1) Cream the sugars and butter. 2) Add the eggs and vanilla 3) In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients (except oats), mixing well. 4) Stir into the creamed mixture. 5) Stir in the oats, raisins, and carrots. 6) Cover the bowl and refrigerate at least 2 hours 7) Preheat oven to 350 F or 325 F for convection 8) Roll the dough into tablespoon-sized balls and place at least 2 inches apart. 9) Bake for about 10 minutes. 10) Cool on parchment paper and store in an air-tight container with wax paper or parchment paper between the layers so they don't stick together.
My son is still pretty fussy about vegetables, so it’s a great way to sneak some into his day, and he loves baking them with me. Enjoy!