While perusing food blogs last weekend, I came across this carrot oatmeal cookie recipe at 101 Cookbooks (a blog I visit frequently). I was looking for something that had little natural sugar, was dairy-free and contained no eggs, so it was perfect. I didn't have all the ingredients, so I modified the recipe to use what I had in the house.

I love that these little cookies are not overly sweet, but tasty and healthy.

Shopping List:
• 1 Cup whole wheat flour
• 1 Teaspoon baking powder
• 1/2 Teaspoon salt
• 2 Teaspoons cinnamon
• 1 Cup rolled oats
• 1 Cup shredded or grated carrots
• 1/2 Cup shredded coconut
• 1/2 Cup raw agave nectar
• 1/2 Cup unrefined coconut oil, warmed until just melted
• 1/2 Cup raisins

Carrot oatmeal raisin cookies_batter

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and oats. Mix well.
3. Add the carrots and coconut to the flour mixture and set aside.
4. In a separate bowl, mix the agave nectar and coconut oil. Add to flour mixture. Mix well.
5. Mix in raisins. (Take a bite of the dough—yum!)
6. Drop by the spoonful onto a cookie sheet (greased with butter).
7. Cook until golden brown on the bottom, about 10 minutes.
8. Remove from oven and let cool.

Carrot oatmeal raisin cookies

Tipoftheday A healthy, little, sweet treat to pack in kids lunches.