Carrot Cake Caveman Cookies

Nothing like a simple, savory cookie that is good for you and tastes delicious.  This was one of the first Paleo treats that I ever made and it is perfect for snacks during the day, or a cookie to have after dinner, or even a sneaky way to get your kids to eat some vegetables.  I did not come up with this recipe, I was given 90% of it and I changed it a little but I don’t know where it came from.  You can liven it up all you want and play with the flavors, maybe add some cinnamon or cloves.  I might alter it up a bit on the next remake.  Enjoy


4.5 from 2 reviews
Carrot Cake Caveman Cookies
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Serves: 10
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 Degrees F
  2. Combine all of your ingredients EXCEPT your eggs in a food processor, pulse it until all the pieces are small but still a little chunky
  3. Combine that mixture with the eggs in a large mixing bowl and mix well
  4. Using your hands, form the mixture into "patties" and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. The size of the "patties" are up to you, or you could make the into bars
  5. Bake until done, around 35-40 Minutes
  6. Enjoy

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  1. Hi there.
    This recipe sounds delicious. :) Is there a substitute for the almonds (I am allergic to nuts).
    Thank you. :)

  2. Great recipe George!! I added cinnamon, cloves, and 6 medjool dates to the mixture. It made 3 dozen cookies and baked approx 15 minutes. Love the crunchy texture. You’re so creative with your recipes! Thanks!!

  3. I have been so sad today because I’m on the 21DSD and I’ll be missing out on my mom’s Passover carrot cake– then I found this recipe!! I already have whipped coconut cream and I think the two together, while not a total substitute, will ease the pain ;-). And I had all the ingredients on hand!

    Thanks for this :-)

  4. I am on the sugar detox, so I was really excited to try this recipe. It smelled wonderful in my oven. I also added in cinnamon and cloves and one extra egg (by accident). The first one I had was both good and a little disappointing, just because I think that although my brain knew there was no sugar in them, the smells of vanilla and nutmeg made me think they would taste a little sweeter. But later and since then I and my husband have thoroughly enjoyed them. We made them into cookies and bars (so easy!).

    My kids are accustomed to healthy food but they didn’t love them. If I were to add a little dried fruit in that would probably help.

    But they are a great sugar-free granola bar-type recipe for us. Thanks for a good recipe. I will be sharing.

  5. I made my first recipe of yours for supper last night and it was amazing (BBQ beef) and am making another tonight! I just put some of these in the oven and can’t wait to try! However, I was having trouble forming patties, so I am trying to make them into bars. Thank you so much for sharing all of your creations!

  6. If I am making these with almond meal to start with, how many cups would you recommend to be equivalent to your “2 cups almond”? And since I will be grating large carrots, about how many cups of shredded carrots would your “2 cups mini carrots” be equivalent to? Thanks, can’t wait to try!

    1. Without testing the recipe again Leah, I couldn’t tell you exactly. I would just cut your carrots to be similar sizes to the minis and measure. For the almond flour I would say start with a cup and judge off the consistency you have. They should stick and hold together well, if they don’t there is too much flour

  7. for those without a blender, i used really thinly sliced almonds from the bulk bin (crushed up roughly in a mortar and pestle), grated carrots on the smallest side of my box grater and “jumbo” eggs and these came together great. It really wasnt that much work to make them by hand.

  8. Your recipes look great, but I’ve noticed most of the cookie recipes call for a food processor. Could I use a blender if I don’t have a processor?

  9. Tasty cookies, so easy to make and my husband loves them! I toasted the nuts before throwing in the food processor, added extra nutmeg, a teaspoon of cinnamon and five dates. I was worried about the mixture being too wet because my eggs were larger in size, but it ended up perfect. I had 30 cookies and they took 25 minutes to bake.

    I plan to try the apple cookie recipe next and see if I can get my picky nephew to eat one!!

  10. Great recipe! I think I may add more nutmeg and some cinnamon next time. I don’t think I processed the dry stuff long enough though, as I was having a bit of trouble getting them to stay together when trying to form the patties. Could you be a little more specific on the consistency of the processed ingredients? All in all, they tasted good, but didn’t look like yours! lol :)

  11. I made these a few minutes ago. I decided to make them more of a sweet than savoury cookie by adding a couple of handfuls of raisins, a tiny bit of minced crystallized ginger, a heaping tablespoon of ground cinnamon and half a tablespoon of ground ginger. They are really good and not too sweet.
    Thank you for this recipe!!
    BTW, I used a cookie scooper and ended up with 32 cookies. I only needed to bake them for 20 minutes.

  12. I made these last night – had some trouble with measuring in cups (I’m used to kg) and must have got something wrong as my mix was both too wet and too crumbly to hold into ‘patties’ but I made ‘heaps’ instead and they baked ok. Way too many for me to eat up quickly tho so wondering how best to store them? And can they be frozen?

  13. Made these last night, and they are GONE tonight. Loved them, although if you are looking for a sweet cookie this is not your cookie. Might suggest adding some dried cranberries, or such. I added a fig jam to the top of mine.: ) But I loved them either way. Thanks~

  14. Just did, tastes delicious, and I still have one batch to go (waaaaay to small baking sheet), thanks for sharing, I just started with Paleo eating and I will surely try many of your recipes, thanks a lot again! :)

  15. My 1 year old ate these up. I think next time I might mash in a banana as they turned out a little dry for me, but overall a good recipe to play around with. Always fun to have a good template to play with!

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