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Carrot Cake Caveman Cookies
Carrot Cake Caveman Cookies

Got a new flavor of Caveman Cookie for you… Carrot Cake. These are less sweet and more savory which means that I like them a lot. Best I can figure, each of these bad boys only has about 1g of sugar (natural from the carrots) in them.

Ingredients:
- 2 cups mini carrots
- 2 cups almonds
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla. (I think it would actually be better with 2 tsp vanilla but I have not tried it yet).
- 2 teaspoon Evoo or Coconut Oil
- 3 eggs

Directions:
1. Combine all ingredients except eggs in food processor. Pulse until small but a little chunky.
2. Combine mixture with eggs in a large mixing bowl.
3. Form into “patties” and place on a baking sheet. I made 10 with this batch.
4. Bake at 350 degrees until done. Mine took about 40 minutes.
5. Enjoy!

As I said, I really enjoyed this version as I tend not to be too big on sweet. You could probably find a way to sweeten these up a bit if that is what you are looking for though. Maybe that 2nd teaspoon of Vanilla or some berries would do the trick.

P.S. I am convinced that banana caveman cookies would be absolutely amazing. I haven’t made them myself because of the sugar content in bananas but if you eat bananas then I would definitely recomend giving that one a try! Actually bananas would probably be pretty darn good in these carrot cake caveman cookies.

Have you made you some Caveman Cookies yet? If they weren’t so easy, I would package them and sell em! lol

37 Responses to “Recipe: Carrot Cake Caveman Cookies”

  1. BEE

    Can’t wait to try! I’m much more of a savory than sweet gal myself, so I bet these would hit the spot (especially as a quick on-the-go breakfast).

    -BEE
    http://www.BEELifestyle.com

  2. Yavor

    Yeah, banana cookies would be great. Gotta learn to cook something different than meat lol

    -yavor

  3. Roger De Rok

    I definitely need to try these as I was salivating over a carrot cake at the grocery store yesterday.

  4. Megan

    Thank you so much for the recipe! These taste amazing, I just made some. I added cinnamon to the batch and only used about 1 cup of carrots. Carrot cake is an all-time favorite of mine and I can definitely indulge in these! Thanks again for taking the time to create another fab recipe!

  5. Son of Grok

    BEE,
    I bet you would like these!

    Yavor,
    You don’t HAVE to learn something other than meat.. but it is a lot of fun lol.

    Roger,
    These might satisfy that craving.

    Megan,
    I am glad they ended up working out. Did you use 1 teaspoon of vanilla or two?

  6. Mark

    I have my batch in the oven now. I added a 1/4C of pistachios and 1/2C of blueberries…I’ll report back on them.

  7. ttfn300

    good thing i just bought carrots!!

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  9. Roger De Rok

    Oh crap, I bet the ones with pistachios were awesome!

  10. Megan

    Well first I just tried using some sugar free vanilla syrup but it didn’t have enough flavor so I added another tsp. of vanilla extract. I think two tsp. of the extract would have been the better choice instead.

  11. Shannon

    These look great! Can I ask you a question… I know that primal is optimal and grain free is great. What I am wondering is for weight loss do you think eating things like carrots, beets and small amounts of fruit is ok or should one stick with really low carbs – meat, leafy greens and low carb veggies? I find positives in both really low carb diets and paleo and was wondering which is optimal for managing weight.

    Thanks!

  12. Son of Grok

    Megan,
    Sounds Great. Tahnks for the input.

    Shannon,
    I am of the opinion that if you were to cut out all things like fruits and carrots etc. that you would not only be denying yourself wonderful flavors but also a healthy dose of nutrients and anti-oxidants from these foods. That being said, I do ensure that I eat these in moderation. I limit my daily fruit and carrot intake. Nuts are the same. I feel that there are truly great benefits to eating them but they have to be eaten in limited quantity. While I include these foods in my diet and recommend for others to do the same, this is also the first place I recommend cutting back if you aren’t seeing the weight loss you desire. I hope that adequately answers your question. I like your blog by the way!

  13. Erin

    Oh, yum. Found this site through FoodRenegade.com, and was thrilled because though I usually eat a Paleo-esque diet, I go vegan for Lent (religious reasons, obviously), and seriously need some protein.

    Anyhoo, how do you think a zucchini-chocolate version would do? Can’t wait to try this.

  14. Son of Grok

    Erin,
    Zuchini would probably work pretty well. I am not too sure about chocolate. Let me know if you give it a try! If you go vegan for lent…. that is a tough one. Maybe hemp protein or hemp milk? I haven’t tried it myself but I am hearing half decent things.

  15. Sarah

    Just tried modifying these with grate (heehee) results!

    1 large carrot, grated
    1/2 cup almond flour
    1/2 cup shredded coconut
    1 tsp vanilla
    1 tsp EVOO
    1 egg
    A few shakes of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger and black pepper
    6 drops liquid stevia

    Mix until well combined. I dropped tablespoon-sized bits onto some aluminum and stuck it in my toaster oven at 400 degrees for ~11 minutes. Little crunchy bits of tastyness!

    Thanks for the baking inspiration :)

  16. Mark

    My batch came out good though the consensus here is that they need a bit of kosher salt or raisins to make up for the lack of sweetness.

    Good stuff either way!

  17. Carol

    Yep…you were right…these are good…I stuck to the recipe and we love them! Super easy and fast to make…

  18. Chris - ZTF

    These look absolutely awesome, So simple and I bet they taste pretty darn good! What also helps is carrots and almonds are some of my favorite foods. Well actually carrots with nut butter is my favorite snack…. Will have to bake some of these tomorrow!

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  22. Chris - fitnessfail.com

    Finally got around to trying these. They came out really well – though as someone who isn’t overly fond of a heavy CARROT taste (but likes the flavor in other things) I need to either start with shredded carrot, or get a blended that can consistently get them into smaller pieces.

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  24. Elizabeth

    I made your cookies today! Yum! Blogged em here: http://cavemanfood.blogspot.com/2009/05/son-of-groks-carrot-cake-caveman.html

  25. Kat

    Thank you for this recipe! I made an almond butter version too. I have a huge sweet tooth, so they didn’t hit the spot as much as a non-caveman cookie would have, but they were a great paleo alternative :)

    I blogged about them here: http://evolutioncatering.blogspot.com/2009/06/caveman-cookies.html

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  27. Becky

    I just finished making these. Soooo delicious! I added 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1 tsp of vanilla. Awesome recipe!

  28. Evan

    SoG,

    For this and the BNB recipe, I was wondering if you’re using pre-roasted or raw almonds? Also, are you blanching them to remove the skins or do you include the almond skins with these recipe’s?

    Thanks!

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  31. angelina

    These sound so good. i am just waiting to pull them out of the oven. Thanks for all your hard work to putting up this site. you saved my life.

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    LOOOOOOOVE these!

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  36. Eileen

    This is a very good recipe. It wasn’t quite sweet enough for me so i drizzled a little honey and it was decadently terrific

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