Carrots are crunchy, tasty and highly nutritious. Carrots are a particularly good source of beta-carotene, fiber, vitamin K, potassium and antioxidants. Carrots have a number of health benefits. They are a weight loss friendly food and have been linked to lower cholesterol levels and improved eye health.
The carotene antioxidants in them have also been linked to reduced risk of cancer.They are found in many colors, including yellow, white, orange, red and purple
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/3 cup oil
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (jaayephal)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour (Aata)
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (Maida)
- 1/2 cup finely shredded carrot
- 3/4 cup regular rolled oats
- 1/3 cup dried raisins
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two cookies sheets with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl beat brown sugar, oil, and butter with a mixer on medium 30 seconds. Beat in the next five ingredients (through salt). Beat in both flours and carrot. Stir in oats, cranberries, and walnuts.
- Scoop about 3 Tbsp. dough into mounds on prepared cookie sheets.
- Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes. Remove; cool on wire racks.