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The Self-Tanner

(“Carrot cake” energy cookies)
Healthy carrot and nut energy cookies
  • Preparation 25 minutes
  • Cooking 15 minutes
  • Power 350°F (180°C)
  • Quantity 24 energy cookies
See ingredients
  • 150 g (1/2 cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 150 g (1/2 cup) unsweetened applesauce

  • 1 egg

  • 15 ml (1 tbs.) pure vanilla extract

  • 2 ml (1/2 tbs.) baking soda

  • 15 ml (1 tbs.) baking powder

  • 15 ml (1 tbs.) ground cinnamon

  • 1 ml (1/4 teaspoon) ground nutmeg

  • Finely grated zest of 2 oranges

  • Pinch of salt

  • 60 g (1/2 cup) finely grated carrot (about 1 large carrot)

  • 300 g (2 cups) whole wheat flour

  • 25 g (1/4 cup) toasted wheat germ

  • 120 g (1 cup) chopped walnuts

  • 65 g (1/2 cup) dried currants

  • Ingredients
  • Steps
  • History

Ingredients

  • 150 g (1/2 cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 150 g (1/2 cup) unsweetened applesauce

  • 1 egg

  • 15 ml (1 tbs.) pure vanilla extract

  • 2 ml (1/2 tbs.) baking soda

  • 15 ml (1 tbs.) baking powder

  • 15 ml (1 tbs.) ground cinnamon

  • 1 ml (1/4 teaspoon) ground nutmeg

  • Finely grated zest of 2 oranges

  • Pinch of salt

  • 60 g (1/2 cup) finely grated carrot (about 1 large carrot)

  • 300 g (2 cups) whole wheat flour

  • 25 g (1/4 cup) toasted wheat germ

  • 120 g (1 cup) chopped walnuts

  • 65 g (1/2 cup) dried currants

7 steps

  • Preheat the oven.

  • In a bowl, combine the date puree, applesauce and egg.

  • Add the pure vanilla extract, baking soda, baking powder, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, zest of 2 oranges and salt. Wait for a light frothing to occur (just for fun), then mix well.

  • Mix in the finely grated carrot, flour, wheat germ, walnuts and dried currants until combined.

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat – otherwise, everything will stick.

  • Drop spoonfuls of dough to create beautifully round energy cookies. Decorate as desired.

  • Bake for the time indicated. Transfer the baked cookies to a cooling rack, and bask in their mouthwatering aroma. Enjoy them on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays…

History

A carrot cake-style energy cookie? You bet. This simple recipe with NO REFINED SUGAR is a healthy take on my grandma’s carrot cake. And why does it have such a funny name? Because when I was at university, every week I ate so many carrots that the palms of my hands turned an “orangey” colour, the reason being the beta-carotene in carrots. Hahaha! The Self-Tanner cookie is a totally guilt-free indulgence, bien sûr.

High in fibre and warmth. The Self-Tanner cookie is a snack, a dessert, and you can even eat them for breakfast! Never has a vegetable felt so comforting. Long live intuitive cooking!

Storage

  • Five days on the counter
  • A week and a half in the fridge
  • Three months in the freezer

We make life easier with our date purees

We make life easier with our date purees

Date puree - Original

Date puree is high in fibre and that’s why it can keep us going for long periods of time, while letting us enjoy the taste of pure happiness. The natural choice for all your guilt-free treats. Yumski!

100% recyclable packaging.

FAQ

Can I use another type of flour than the one specified in the recipe?

Yes, you can simply use any type of flour you have on hand.

What can I use as a substitute for one type of nut?

Simply any other type of nut you have in the cupboard (almonds, cashews, pecans, etc.). For example, if you don’t have any walnuts, you can use pecans. The important thing is not to tear your hair out!

Can I freeze raw cookie and muffin dough?

Yes.

Can I replace yogurt with applesauce?

Yes, always.