Are you a fan of the “morning glory” muffin? They are the breakfast muffin with a little bit of everything in them- carrots, raisins, apple butter, wheat germ, nuts. Well this cookie is similar to that. Packed with fiber, servings of fruit and vegetable, whole grains, and warm spices this cookie has a lot going for it health-wise. And it’s tasty too!


  • 1 cup raw, un-salted walnuts
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1 apple, grated
  • 1 very ripe banana, peeled and mashed
  • 1/4 cup apple juice


  1. Preheat your oven to 350
  2. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. Combine the walnuts, oats and raisins in a food processor and pulse until ground
  4. Transfer to a bowl and stir in flour, baking powder, cinnamon and ginger
  5. Add carrots, apples, banana and apple juice and mix until combined
  6. Drop by tablespoons one inch apart on the baking sheet, making about 24 cookies
  7. Press down on each cookie with the back of a fork to flatten them a bit (peanut butter cookie-style)
  8. Bake until tops and bottoms are lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes

Inspired by this recipe by Whole Foods Market.