So, you've got a craving for cookies that whisper sweet tales of home and comfort? Well, boy howdy, you've landed on the right page! The gluten-free carrot cake cookies I'm about to share will knock your socks off. And guess what? I’ve thrown in a twist of maple cinnamon granola, making them crunchier and more memorable than ever. Ready for the magic?
Time to roll up our sleeves and get down to the nitty-gritty.
- 1 stick unsalted butter, melted: The butter ensures that our cookies are rich and melt-in-the-mouth.
- ½ cup brown sugar & ½ cup granulated sugar: These sweet pals guarantee that each bite is sweetly memorable.
- 1 egg: This acts as our binding agent, ensuring our cookies don't crumble away.
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract: Oh, the aroma! This extract adds a scent that'll make your kitchen smell like heaven.
- 1 cup gluten free flour (King Arthur’s measure-for-measure gluten free flour): Because going gluten-free shouldn't mean compromising on taste or texture.
- ¼ teaspoon each of baking soda & baking powder: Our rising agents, giving our cookies that fluffy texture.
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon: Adds a spicy kick that contrasts beautifully with the sweetness.
- 1 teaspoon salt: A pinch of salt enhances all the other flavors.
- ½ cup steel cut oats: For that rustic crunch in every bite.
- 1 cup shredded carrots: The star! These give our cookies moisture and a homely taste.
- ½ cup crushed macadamia nuts: Their buttery flavor is the cherry on top!
Step by Step Instructions
- In a large mixing bowl, pour the melted butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Give it a good stir.
- Crack in the egg and whisk. Don't forget to splash in that vanilla extract.
- In another bowl, sift the gluten-free flour. Add baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Mix it up!
- Slowly merge the dry ingredients with the wet mix. Stir until smooth.
- Fold in the steel cut oats, shredded carrots, and crushed macadamia nuts. Mix until everything's friends.
- Place dollops of the mixture on a baking tray.
- Pop them into a preheated oven at 350 degrees and let them bake for 25 minutes. Once golden brown, they're ready to be devoured!
Life throws curveballs, and sometimes, the pantry does too. Here are some handy swaps:
- Butter: Coconut oil can work in a pinch.
- Brown sugar: Coconut sugar or maple syrup could be your new best friends.
- Egg: Flaxseed egg for our vegan pals.
- Macadamia nuts: Walnuts or pecans would be just as nutty and delightful.
Serve these bad boys with a cold glass of milk or a side of vanilla ice cream. Oh, and drizzling some maple syrup on top? Divine! For an added crunch, sprinkle some maple cinnamon granola on top.
Absolutely! Just ensure you wrap it tight and use it within 3 days.
Store them in an airtight container. They’ll stay fresh for up to a week.
Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Cookies with Maple Cinnamon Granola
- Mix wet ingredients.
- Sift and combine dry ingredients.
- Merge wet and dry ingredients.
- Add oats, carrots, and nuts.
- Drop on baking tray.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.