Sweet Potato Oatmeal Cookies are an easy snack that also work great as healthy breakfast cookies. These vegan breakfast cookies are made with whole grain oats, flour, sweet potatoes, spices and maple syrup.
Do I even have to remind you all how much I love sweet potatoes? If you need a reminder, this post talks about all of the things you can make with sweet potatoes!
If you love sweet potatoes in pie, imagine them in this sweet potato cookie recipe. Best served with melted marshmallows and they taste just like mini sweet potato pie cookies.
Have you made the sweet potato breakfast cookies incookbook? I love them, and they inspired these sweet potato oatmeal cookies with .
Sweet potato chocolate chip cookies are about to become your new favorite vegan breakfast cookies. Or, dessert cookies.
Really, cookies for any time of day.
If you’ve never had cookies made with sweet potatoes, these are about to blow your mind.
When we were in the kitchen, Camryn asked, “Mommy, are we having cookies made with sweet potatoes?” I love educating her at a young age about food.
Anyway, here’s what you need:
I didn’t set out to make these sweet potato cookies vegan, but I didn’t have eggs when I was baking these, and a flax egg worked great.
I tested with with a regular egg too, and just as delicious!
You’ll want to whisk your wet and dry ingredients separately. For the wet ingredients, use an electric mixer to mix everything, adding the egg, vanilla and sweet potato in last. Let your kids help – toddler sweet potato recipes are the best.
When arranging on baking sheets, I like to use a cookie scoop to get perfect little balls, and then lightly flatten them down for baking.
I sometimes add extraon top (in addition to in the batter) to make these sweet potato chocolate chip cookies extra gooey and delicious. Oh, and sprinkle with sea salt, too!
I used to think cookie scoops were silly because I could make my own “cookie” shape, but uh…I was very wrong. Cookie scoops help to make the perfect cookie shape and texture for these sweet potato breakfast cookies.
You know how I feel about the word “healthy” in relation to food because I feel that all foods have nutritious qualities and benefits. Plus, eating foods you like is “healthy.”
But, these mashed sweet potato cookies are full of nutrients, like energy-boosting carbohydrates, protein, fiber, and small amounts of electrolytes, too (sodium and potassium).
People think you need take supplements for electrolytes but there are plenty of electrolyte rich foods. Because of that profile, I love to enjoy them as a pre- or post-run snack.
If you’re interested in learning more about pre and post workout nutrition, I’ve written a lot about that.
Due to the sugar content, I wouldn’t serve these as sweet potato cookies for babies, but they make wonderful kid friendly oatmeal cookies.
When I’m planning to share these with Camryn, I cut the sugar slightly and top them with some peanut butter for extra protein and it’s a filling, nutritious snack!
It’s also a great way to introduce kids to sweet potatoes, or show them how it can taste good in lots of recipes. We love making this sweet potato vegan cookie dough dip, too!
If you want other kid friendly recipes, check out all of these ideas for healthy toddler muffins.
I happened to test them with both a flax egg and egg and both ways are delicious! So, if you’re looking for vegan sweet potato chocolate chip cookies, this is your recipe.
If you’re not vegan, you can use butter and a regular egg. Both ways are delicious.
Not into sweet potato chocolate chip cookies or want to reduce sugar and chocolate content? No problem!
You can also consider other add in’s for these chewy sweet potato cookies, like:
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I love these sweet potato and oatmeal cookies, and they pair so nicely with some of my other favorite cookie recipes, like:
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