Carrot-Walnut Cookies


Thursday, April 28th 2011, 8:16 am
By: News On 6


1 cup raw unsalted walnuts

1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

1 cup raisins

1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour

1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

2 carrots, grated

1 apple, grated

1 very ripe banana, peeled and mashed

1/4 cup apple juice

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Combine walnuts, oats and raisins in a food processor and pulse until finely ground. Transfer to a bowl and stir in flour, baking powder, cinnamon and ginger. Add carrots, apples, banana and apple juice and stir until combined. Drop by rounded tablespoons an inch apart on the prepared baking sheets, making about 24 cookies. Press down on each cookie with the back of a fork to flatten them slightly. Bake until tops and bottoms are lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition

Per cookie: 80 calories (25 from fat), 3g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 13g total carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 2g sugar), 2g protein

Makes about 24