Carrot Cake/Cookie Creation

I used to bake a ton- for myself, for others, for anyone really.  I wasn’t partial to one type of baked good over another.  Obviously, I enjoyed getting to taste the end product, but there’s something more to baking than just eating.  It’s very relaxing for me.  I left school yesterday with a hankering for baking!  I was craving something a little sweet with cinnamon and raisins.   I picked up a few ingredients at Whole Foods and got excited to bake after I went to a wod (workout of the day).

Carrot Cake Cookies (Paleo)

  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 egg
  • 1 carrot shredded (I used a vegetable peeler)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon- plus a few extra shakes 🙂
  • few shakes of nutmeg

Mix everything together by hand.  Form into small patty/cookie shapes.  Remember, they won’t rise or expand so make them the size you want to begin with.  Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes.

I thought they turned out delicious!  They weren’t super sweet, but definitely satiated the baked good craving.  I loved the texture of them, too.  It was a dense but still chewy- a cross between cake and cookie.  More variations on this recipe coming soon.

Tonight’s WOD

KB Swings (35lbs)
Pull-ups- thin yellow band

My time was 8:53.  It was a little slower than I expected; however, it was for good reason.  I did all ‘real’ pushups!!  That was my goal going into it and I maintained it.  I definitely had to take a few breaks to shake my arms out, but I felt accomplished afterwards.  Next up- ditch the last band on the pullups!


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