Healthy carrot cake whoopie pies

Healthy Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies Recipe

This is one of those “delicious with the nutritious” recipes

It’s a cookie, but it’s filled with lots of healthy stuff like vegetables, old-fashioned rolled oats, a little bit of flax and unsweetened coconut. You can make them a bit healthier if you swap our some of the flour for whole wheat or spelt flour. And you could always reduce the sugar a bit.

carrot cake whoopie pies

If your kids like to snack on cookies this recipe is a good choice.

Carrot cake cookies have a great oatmeal cookie texture and are on the soft side. They’re delicious on their own buy can easily be turned into a special treat if you sandwich them with frosting to make Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies. (You could also sandwich them with peanut butter, jam or a bit of fruit compote.)


Wholesome & Healthy Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

Carrot cake whoopie pies recipe filled with healthy stuff like vegetables, old-fashioned rolled oats,flax & unsweetened coconut.

  • Author: Crosby Molasses
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies serving(s) 1x
  • Category: Cookies


  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp. Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1 ¼ cups flour, spooned in (can use half spelt or whole wheat)
  • 2 Tbsp. ground flax or wheat germ
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ¾ cup grated carrots

Molasses frosting

  • 2 Tbsp. soft butter
  • ½ Tbsp. Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp. milk or cream
  • Enough icing sugar to make mixture spreadable


  1. In a large bowl cream the butter with the sugars and salt. Beat in the egg then the molasses.
  2. In another bowl whisk the flour, flax, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.
  3. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture and stir until just combined.
  4. Stir in the oats, coconut and carrots. Combine well and chill for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 F. Scoop dough by the tablespoonful onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place about 1 ½ inches apart.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  7. When cooled, sandwich the Carrot Cake Cookies with Molasses Frosting

Molasses frosting

  1. Cream butter and molasses. Stir in the vanilla and half of the milk then ½ cup of icing sugar.
  2. Add remaining milk and another ½ cup icing sugar.
  3. Continue adding icing sugar 2 Tbsp. at a time until you get a nice spreadable consistency.

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  • July 10, 2015

    Cele Dionne

    love everything about my Acadian molasses

  • July 29, 2015

    jane miles


  • August 6, 2015


    wher on this carrot cookie can impress share. So I an have it on my share page

    • September 4, 2015

      Hi Joan, Perhaps if you click on the Facebook icon that will help you share and save?

  • August 7, 2015


    GF alternative?

    • September 4, 2015

      Hi Coleen, Another reader said she used a gluten-free flour blend in place of the flour and they worked out great.

  • August 10, 2015


    I use a gluten free flour blend and they are delicious!!

    • September 4, 2015

      Hi Jennie, Great to know that gluten-free flour works with this recipe. I must give it a try.

  • August 12, 2015

    Patricia Chura

    Looking forward to your recipes and newsletters. I’m a Crosby Molasses fan from way back. Thanks.

  • July 4, 2016


    always love receiving Crosby’s recipes.

  • May 18, 2017

    Betty Brown

    I can never post these recipes to pinterest….there are a million other sites but not pinterest. Am I doing something wrong?

    • August 11, 2017

      Hi Betty, We were having a few problems with our website so that’s why you were having trouble. To pin our recipes you need to click on the image.

  • April 1, 2021


    Please make “printer friendly” page only 1 page… printing 4 pages to get to the recipe is ridiculous.

    • April 8, 2021

      Crosby Molasses

      Hi Jean, Apologies for your wasted paper. A solution is in the works.

  • April 16, 2021

    Martha Davidson

    Turned out fabulous. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    • April 16, 2021

      Crosby Molasses

      Thanks Martha, I’m so pleased you enjoyed them.

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