Carrot Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

carrot apple breakfast cookies on a piece of parchment on a cooling rack.

These delicious, cinnamon spiced carrot apple oatmeal breakfast cookies made with no added sugar are a healthy snack or breakfast for babies, kids, and adults. They’re perfect for meal prep! (gluten-free, dairy-free)


  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup grated apple
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp walnuts, chopped (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk egg, applesauce, and almond butter.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  4. Scoop into 2 tbsp balls and drop onto baking sheet at least 1 inch apart.
  5. Bake 10 minutes or until set. Remove from the oven and cool before removing from the baking sheet.


  • I like to use parchment paper to line my cookie sheet versus a silicone baking mat for this particular recipe since they do tend to stick a little more on silicone.
  • The cookies will not spread as they bake, so you'll want to flatten them into the shape you want before baking.
  • Adjust the baking time up or down by a couple of minutes if you use bigger or smaller scoops.
  • You can substitute almond butter for peanut butter or another nut butter if you'd like.
  • To make these nut free, leave out the walnuts and the almond butter, and add 1 tbsp of flour.
  • Feel free to play with the spices. Try chai spice or pumpkin pie spice!
  • Top with a drizzle of almond butter or cream cheese frosting if you like!

For BLW:

  • If you plan on feeding these breakfast cookies to babies, be sure to either leave out the walnuts or crush them finely as walnuts are a choking hazard.
  • Squish the cookies down before baking them to make them a bit flatter, and once baked, cut them into strips the size of your finger to serve them.
  • You can also swap the almond butter for peanut butter as a way to keep peanuts in baby's diet (for allergy prevention)

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