From start to finish, these cookies take about 30 minutes to make (including bake time). The cookie dough is so good you won’t want to bake them! Sweet Potatoes are a good source of magnesium, which is the relaxation and anti-stress mineral. As well they are high in vitamin B6 and a good source of vitamin C.
They’re a cinch, and you’ll be so glad you made them; so bake some sweet potato cookies, and enjoy them knowing that they’ll make you smile from the inside out!
World’s Healthiest Cookie Recipe
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 to 1/2 cup maple syrup (depending on how sweet you like)
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats (for GF buy gluten free oats)
2/3 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
1/2 cup pecans, chopped (can substitute with other nuts or seeds)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup sweet potato packed tightly peeled and shredded (add up to a whole cup if you like a more moist cookie)
1/4 cup chocolate chips (add up to 1/2 cup if you like)
Preheat oven to 350° and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl mash 2 ripe bananas. Add vanilla, coconut oil and maple syrup ; mix well.
In a separate bowl, combine and mix oats, coconut, pecans, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Slowly stir the sweet potato into the oat mixture making sure to break up all of the clumps.
Stir this mixture into the wet mixture, then fold the chocolate chips into the batter.
Dampen your hands a little, and spoon about 2 tablespoons of the batter into your palm. Shape them into balls then press them flatter onto the parchment. Bake one dozen on each baking sheet, or set the dough aside, and bake one batch at a time. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from oven and allow them to cool for about 15 minutes.