Carrot and orange oat cookies

Tasty low syn cookies for when you just need something warm and baked!

These were an experiment as I was feeling so bored of all my usual breakfasts and wanted something that tasted like a treat but wasn’t full of fat! These tasted lovely fresh out of the oven and I think it’s a real bonus that they also contain some lovely speedy carrot!

I used date nectar to sweeten them, but you could use a syn free sweetener if you want to make them almost syn free (the baking powder is also synned), or use golden syrup if you don’t have date nectar.



My Recipe

Serves: 2
Syns: 2 (for half the batch)
Healthy Extra: B (oats) and A (splash of milk)


  • 70g porridge oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp date nectar or golden syrup
  • a pinch of cinnamon
  • a pinch of salt
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 35g finely grated carrot
  • 1 tbsp milk


  1. In a food processor or mini chopper, whizz the oats, baking powder, egg, date nectar, cinammon, salt, orange zest and milk together until well combined.
  2. Stir through the grated carrot
  3. Line a baking tray with baking parchment, spray with Frylight and dollop the mixture on with spaces inbetween. I made 6 from this amount.
  4. Spray the top of the cookies with Frylight, and bake at 180c for 15 minutes until golden brown.

Additional Info

4 Replies to "Carrot and orange oat cookies"

  • Meg 25th February 2016 (9:55 am)

    So, there’s no need of flour??

    • theslimmingfoodie 7th April 2016 (8:53 am)

      Not in these ones!

  • Rosemary 23rd March 2016 (11:30 pm)

    Would these work with millet flakes as I cannot tolerate any type of oats, if not what would you suggest – thanks

    • theslimmingfoodie 7th April 2016 (8:50 am)

      I’m afraid I’ve never tried cooking with millet flakes- do let me know if it works!