These delicious and healthy sweet potato cookies are a huge win with my boys. They just gobble them up EVERY time! Best of all, there’s NO added sugar! They are soft and chewy, and the sweet potato and ripe banana give these cookies all the sweetness they need. Give them a try, you and your kiddos will not be disappointed.
About the flour options!
To keep these cookies gluten free, I use a combination of brown rice flour and oat flour. Both of which I typically have in my pantry and make using my Vitamix. If you don’t have both available, or the time to make both, you may use one or the other. I’ve tried all different combinations for these cookies, and I do prefer the recipe as listed below with both flours. That being said, they also work with all rice flour, although slightly denser results, or all oat flour.
Now to prepare!
To prepare these easy to make cookies, you’ll need to precook your sweet potato. The quickest way I find to do this is to chop your potato and boil it until fork tender. Then using a potato masher, mash the potato and the banana and combine with all the remaining ingredients. Then form your cookies on a baking sheet and bake to golden perfection.
I just love how the oats shine through these beautiful golden cookies. The texture is just perfect. Soft and chewy, but also firm enough to still hold their shape.
These sweet potato cookies are not only healthy and delicious! But they are allergen friendly and nut free, making it a perfectly safe school snack. So feel free to pack some in your kiddos lunchboxes for a pick me up during their busy school day. Or go ahead and make a huge batch of them so they can eat cookies for breakfast that you won’t feel guilty about! These perfectly wholesome cookies are a great breakfast, dessert or mid day snack.
If you want to add even more delicious flavour, toss in some shredded coconut to your mixture, or even some chocolate chips.