Wholesome & Healthy Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

Servings: 24 cookies serving(s)

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

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carrot cake whoopie pies

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.)

Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies Recipe

Makes about 24 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


  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.

Nutritional info: Per cookie.

  • Calories: 121
  • Fat: 6.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 18.6 mg
  • Sodium: 89 mg
  • Carbs: 15 g
  • Sugar: 7.4 g
  • Potassium: 80 mg
  • Calcium: 18.4 g
  • Vitamin A: 59 g
  • Protein: 1.8 g
  • Fibre: 1.1 g

Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

When cooled, sandwich Carrot Cake Cookies with 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. 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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carrot cake whoopie pies

16 thoughts on “Wholesome & Healthy Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

  1. Cele Dionne says:

    love everything about my Acadian molasses

  2. jane miles says:


  3. joan says:

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

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

  4. Coleen says:

    GF alternative?

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

  5. Jennie says:

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

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

  6. Patricia Chura says:

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

  7. Penny says:

    always love receiving Crosby’s recipes.

  8. Betty Brown says:

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

    1. 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.

  9. Jean says:

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

    1. Bridget Oland says:

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

  10. Martha Davidson says:

    Turned out fabulous. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

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

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