Mega Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies {Vegan}


Let me reminisce on how fabulous yesterday was.

I woke up just after 8am — which is sleeping in for me. Much needed after a late night hockey game on Sunday (I got home at 1am!! Insane!). I made a latte and checked my email. I decided to run errands with Lily which resulted in an unnecessary but oh-so-lovely Tim Hortons visit where I got a coffee and Lily got a Timbit (a plain donut hole for those unfamiliar with the glory that is Tim Hortons).


Unlike Lily, I had no trouble passing up the Timbits.

I had Carrot Cake Cookies for breakfast. They were soft and sweet and healthy. I’m glad there’s more for breakfast on-the-go today…being my first day at the new job and all. ;)

carrotcakebreakfastcookie1 What I love most about these cookies is all the ground flaxseed that’s in them. Ground flaxseed is an ingredient I always have stocked in my fridge but rarely find a use for, much less in substantial quantities.

While it’s true that flaxseed is relatively high in calories (60 calories in 2 tablespoons), it is also packed with nutrition…most notably the omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. While we tend to get our weekly recommended intake of omega 3′s from salmon and seafood, I love the fact that these cookies sneak omega-3′s into breakfast…or a snack.


The rest of yesterday was spent working out, making dinner, grading papers, creating exams, reading the 400+ posts in my Google Reader, updating my Recipe Index…and…finally adding my Food Philosophy page!

I was able to be so productive because this girl, apparently, likes to sleep and sunbathe in front of the sliding glass door all day!


First day at the new job…ekk! And my students have an exam tonight. It’ll be a long one…off I go!

Later gators,


  1. Good luck on your first day! Lilly looks like such a sweet girl. I am going to have to try these cookies sometime.

  2. Now this is my kind of breakfast! I love anything and everything carrot cake!

    Have a great day, Nicole! :-)

  3. Good luck at the new job – can’t wait to hear all about it!

  4. I didn’t know there were Tim Hortons’ in Ohio. When I drive to Geneva IL to visit my sister, the Tim Hortons stop just before the Michigan/Indiana border (which is good going there, so I can still get my coffee fix for the long haul of the trip but bad on the way back)

    I don’t remember seeing this recipe on either 101 cookbooks or oh she glows, but now I’m pinning your version.

  5. Good luck at the new job!

  6. After how delicious the carrot cake oatmeal I made was yesterday, I will definitely be trying these out.

  7. Good luck on your first day at your new job!! I’m sure it will be fantastic and I can’t wait to hear how it goes :)

  8. Flax seed is one of those things…

    I’ve bought it several times. And I don’t think I’ve ever actually gotten through an entire package of it before it goes bad (and yes, it has a long shelf life, I know…).

  9. This looks delicious!
    I love that it also uses coconut oil. I don’t use mine nearly enough!

  10. I love your Food Philosophy page! My fiance is also a candy freak…..he can (and has) eat an entire bag of Rolo’s in one sitting…….I really don’t know whether to be disgusted or just really impressed! I try to counteract that with some healthy meals along the way. These cookies look yummy!

    Hope your first day was great!

  11. Omega 3s, you say?? Obviously I need to make these right away…you know, for the baby! :-)

  12. Good luck at your new job!

  13. I love carrot cake SO much – these look awesome!

  14. Nice! I love healthy cookies like these – I definitely wouldn’t mind having these for breakfast, and I wouldn’t mind my kids having them either :D Hope you’re having a great first day!

  15. I hope your first day went well!!

    Those cookies sound amazing, and any excuse to eat cookies for breakfast is good in my books.
    I also love that you mentioned Tim Horton’s. That place makes me proud to be a Canadian. :)

  16. Lilly girl keeps getting cuter and cuter!!! :-)

    LOVE the idea of healthy cookies for breakfast!! Congratulations on the first day of your new job – hooray!!

  17. What machine do you have for home latte making?! :)

  18. Taylor Cooper says:

    Another good source of Omega 3 is from algae I believe, again vegetarian and better than fish, there are good 2 to 3 brands for this type, V-mega3 is one which I use

  19. My best special veggie recipe is vegan carbonara. Yesterday i cooked for my 5 friends. They really like my vegan meals.


  1. [...] Adapted from Prevention RD [...]

  2. [...] (Vegan) Banana Bread – A+ Maple, Walnut, and Flaxseed Waffles (or Pancakes) – A+ Mega Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies {vegan} – A+ Meyer Lemon Ricotta Pancakes {Classy Protein Pancakes} – A+++ Mocha Granola [...]

Speak Your Mind


for new recipes and inspiration!