Carrot Cake Protein Vanilla Chai Cookies

This recipe title is a {yummy} mouthful! I know I haven’t been blogging as much as I usually do. I have unofficially decided to lay off blogging just until I feel the NEED to blog again. I really don’t want to be putting out posts just BECAUSE. And lately I just feel so overwhelmed and busy and blogging is the last thing on the list of priorities. I do have a large queue of recipes however to be shared and I wanted to get this one out there before my  mind forgot the ingredients!

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I have the pleasure of participating in The Recipe ReDux, a monthly recipe club featuring healthy recipes. If you’ve never heard of it, here’s a bit from their website:

As the first and only recipe challenge founded by registered dietitians,The Recipe ReDux is focused on taking delicious dishes, keeping them delicious, but making them better for you.


This month’s theme: cooking with tea. When I first read it I was stumped!! I had no idea how to incorporate tea into a recipe. This is where a little research had to happen….

I’ve heard of chai banana bread but didn’t feel that was too original. Then I remembered one of my favorite websites, PaleOMG, and a few recipes Juli did with chai. I kind of took some ideas from here and there and came up with the following recipe.

Spicy, filling cookies that are good for breakfast, dessert or just a snack! I ate some for breakfast last week when I was out of town at a conference and the breakfast bar was looking a little sad. I was glad I had them! Yes, they are not your traditional ‘cookie’, but I tried to be as creative as possible and I’m happy with how they came out!

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Carrot Cake Protein Vanilla Chai Cookies
Yields 10
A spicy, filling cookie that is good for a breakfast on the go or a snack!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
  1. 1 cup boiled and pureed carrots
  2. 1/2 cup sun butter or almond butter
  3. 1 egg
  4. 1 tablespoon of honey ( i used cinnamon flavored honey)
  5. 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (28 g)
  6. 1 packet of chai tea (I used Celestial Seasons)
  7. 2 tablespoons of coconut flour
  8. 1/4 cup of enjoy life chocolate mini chips
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375
  2. After your carrots are boiled soft and pureed, add the egg, sun butter and honey to the carrots in the food processor.
  3. Add in your dry ingredients: coconut flour, protein powder and chai tea packet
  4. Mix together, then add the chocolate chips
  5. Spoon balls of the mixture onto a parchment or silicone lined baking sheet
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, or until slightly browned
Pencils and Pancakes
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You will never know there are carrots in there! Let me know if you try them. And be sure to check out other bloggers’ creations from the cooking with tea challenge!

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