For a healthy sweet treat that benefits your brain and your body as a whole, reach for one of these Superfood Sweet Potato Cookies! Full of whole food ingredients and lots of Omega-3s your snack cravings will be satisfied and your body will be energized. Vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free cookie goodness!
By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Walnut Commission and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
She’s at it again, folks. The sweet potato stash seems to be growing and growing with every weekly shopping trip!
I’m starting to have so many recipes come out of my mom’s addiction to buying sweet potatoes that I might as well start another blog that is totally based on sweet potato recipes! 😉
Luckily, I’ve been pretty inspired in the recipe department lately. Call it having more summer free time or the fact that I have no shortage of ingredients (read: sweet potatoes), but I’ve been baking and cooking non-stop lately. Yes, I even brave the hot oven temperatures in muggy, humid Buffalo. Oh the things I do for the sake of food (and you guys!).
Speaking of recipe inspiration, I was sent a huge 2 lb bag of California Walnuts to play with recently. If you know me, I’m a bit nutty. As in I’m a huge nut lover! In fact, I’ve never really had a nut I don’t like. But as far as favorites go, walnuts are definitely high-ranking on the list.
They pretty much have all the criteria I love in a nut:
+strong, buttery flavor
+versatility in uses
+FULL of healthy fats/Omega 3s, protein, and fiber
And let’s face it, they’re pretty darn cool looking too! Whether I’m snacking on them raw, topping a smoothie bowl with them, or baking them into cookies, they’re always a welcome addition to my diet. They go well with everything too!
Especially sweet potatoes. Have you ever topped a sweet potato with fresh walnut butter? Pure heaven. Perhaps even better than the peanut butter and sweet potato combo that’s so popular!
Since I had such a big bag to experiment with I decided to make some homemade walnut butter! I used this recipe and it came out great. So smooth and rich! I also tried making homemade walnut meal. I am a fan of nut meals like almond and hazelnut but was unsure if walnuts would create the same sort of texture when ground up. Luckily, this method worked great!
So now that I was stocked with fresh walnut butter and walnut meal….and sweet potatoes of course….I decided to combine all three into a satisfying, sweet snack!
And what better snack than a cookie, am I right? Superfood Sweet Potato Cookies coming right up!
Side note: whenever I say the name of these cookies I envision them flying through the air with little capes on! SuperHERO cookies, anyone? 😉
- 1 cup of cooked sweet potato, mashed
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 ripe banana,
- 10 dates, soaked overnight and pitted
- ½ cup walnut butter (or almond nut butter)
- ¼ cup oat flour
- ½ cup walnut meal (or almond meal)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Prep a large cookie sheet by lining with parchment paper.
- Add the sweet potato, banana, dates, vanilla, and nut butter to your food processor and process until smooth. You may need ⅛ cup of water to get things moving. In a large bowl combine the oat flour, nut meal, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- Scrape the sweet potato mixture into the large bowl and combine well. Drop tablespoons of the batter onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. The cookies won’t spread out while cooking.
- Bake for about 10 minutes, remove from oven and press down slightly, return to oven for 5 more minutes. They may seem way too soft/underdone, but they will firm up as you let them cool. Take out of the oven and leave them on the cookie sheet for about 10-15 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack.
Vegan, gluten-free, and no added sugar! These Superfood Sweet Potato Cookies are bursting with superfoods and whole food ingredients. Dates for naturally sweetening, sweet potatoes and oat flour for gluten-free sources of complex carbs, plus walnut butter and meal for healthy fats and satiety.
Plus, they taste amazing! Soft, dense, and perfectly sweet with a hint of vanilla! They make a great snack for when you hit that afternoon slump and don’t think you’ll make it till dinner or even for a quick breakfast on the go! I gave some to my little neighbors next door and they loved them. So they’re even kid approved!
Cookies. Superfood ingredients. Easy to make. Couldn’t ask for anything more in a recipe!
Are you a walnut lover?
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