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Sweet Potato “Cookies”

Posted on January 5, 2017

After the influx of not so healthy holiday cookies, we needed a healthier grab and go option! The concept and shape of a cookie is just so convenient for little hands…no muffin papers to peel, fits easily in their hands and mouth, plus is often less crumbly than a muffin can be.

My criteria for what we call “anytime” cookies have to include fibre, protein and ideally a hidden fruit/veggie. Enter the batch of cooked sweet potato from this week’s meal prep. This is what we came up with….needless to say my taste testers devoured them! (Disclaimer: this is my first batch with this recipe…so I haven’t tested different flour options or freezing them yet! Stay tuned.)

Sweet Potato "Anytime Cookies"
Serves 24
A soft and fluffy cookie packed with sweet potato!
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
123 calories
16 g
16 g
5 g
4 g
1 g
31 g
107 g
2 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
31g
Servings
24
Amount Per Serving
Calories 123
Calories from Fat 44
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
8%
Saturated Fat 1g
4%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 16mg
5%
Sodium 107mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates 16g
5%
Dietary Fiber 2g
9%
Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
8%
Calcium
2%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1.5 cup sweet potato, cooked & mashed
  2. 3/4 cup peanut butter (or other nut/seed butter)
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1 tsp vanilla
  5. 2-3 tbsp maple syrup
  6. 1 tsp baking soda
  7. 1 tsp cinnamon
  8. 1/4 cup ground flax
  9. 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (or oat flour for gluten free)
Instructions
  1. Combine sweet potato, PB, eggs, vanilla and maple syrup in bowl or blender.
  2. Mix until smooth.
  3. Stir in cinnamon, baking soda and flour.
  4. Mix until well combined.
  5. Drop by the heaping tablespoon onto a baking sheet lined with parchment.
  6. Top with chocolate chips, pumpkin seeds and/or raisins.
  7. Bake at 375F for 10-12min.
Notes
  1. Cool on wire rack. Store in air-tight container. Enjoy!
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calories
123
fat
5g
protein
4g
carbs
16g
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