Monday, May 5, 2014

Carrot Cake Cookie Sandwiches

I recently got some super fun oatmeal from MyOatmeal.  Such a great company! I did a review on them which you can check out here.  One of the flavors I got to try was carrot cake.  It was so good!! I ate it like regular oatmeal, but then I wanted to try baking something a little more fun with it. I decided on Carrot Cake Cookie Sandwiches!
Oh my, these turned out amazing!!! Don't worry if you don't have special flavored oats, you can use regular oats for this recipe! In fact, you can also sub any type of flour.  

Ingredients you will need include....
 I just took the carrot cake oats and ground them into oat flour.  You can take plain oats to make oat flour, or use whatever kind you like.  

You also need cinnamon protein powder, carrots, egg substitute, fat free cream cheese, cinnamon, vanilla, baking powder, salt, and sweetener.

*You can use vanilla protein powder and add extra cinnamon*
*I used canned carrots, but you can use fresh and steam them*

Drain your carrots and then puree til it looks like baby food! If using fresh carrots just steam and puree them to get the same end product.  In fact, you could even just use actual baby food! Easy!
Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl except the cream cheese.  
We are saving that for our filling!

You should be able to get one dozen cookies from this batter.  Just make sure you get an even number so every cookie has a partner when we pair them up :)
The batter is super sticky so be sure to use a baking mat, parchment, or lots of non stick spray.  Into the oven for 10-12 minutes at 350.

While those are baking, we will mix up our cream cheese filing.  Super simple.  Just mix together as much cream cheese as you want with some cinnamon and sweetener.  
No exact measurements here.  I used 4 T of the cream cheese, but you can use more or less depending on how much you want for each sandwich.  

When the cookies are done, be sure to let them cool completely. 
 I stuck mine in the fridge for a few minutes to speed up the process. I am a bit impatient at times...
You could absolultely just eat the cookies like this and they will taste great! I guess they would just be carrot cookies though because carrot cake isn't really carrot cake without the cream cheese frosting!

If you did want to snack on a few of them plain, each one is only 23 calories!! 
Maybe I should have made an odd number of cookies so I could eat this little guy! You could always just eat two...They smell so good already and are super duper soft! 

Time to make sandwiches! I don't really think I need to explain to you how you make a cookie sandwich...right??
Does that look amazing or does that look amazing?! This double stuffed sandwich is only 55 calories! You know what that can eat all 6 yourself! Yup, all the cookies and all the cream cheese filling is only about 330 calories! Some people refer to me as a magician...Just sayin! 

So there ya have it! Healthy and delicious carrot cake cookie sandwiches.  Go make some for yourself! And remember, you don't have to share :)

Carrot Cake Cookie Sandwiches
  • 1 c canned carrots (240g)
  • 1 scoop cinnamon protein powder (30g)
  • 1/2 c oats ground to oat flour (20g)
  • 3 T egg substitute (46g)
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • dash salt
  • sweetener to taste 
For Frosting:
  • 4 T fat free cream cheese
  • cinnamon and sweetener to taste
1. Drain and puree carrots.  
2. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
3. Drop batter onto cookie sheet (even number for sandwiches)
4. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
5. For frosting, mix together cream cheese, cinnamon, and sweetener.
6. Let cookies cool completely.
7. Spread frosting on cookie and top with another one! 
8. Makes 6 sandwiches.

For 6 cookie sandwiches - 55 calories each
332 calories
3g Fat
32g Carb
37g Protein

For 12 cookies without filling - 33 calories each
272 calories
3g Fat
28g Carb
30g Protein 

1 comment:

  1. These sound absolutely amazing! I love all things carrot cake, so I LOVE this idea!