Sweet Potato Cookies- Low Carb, Paleo-Friendly

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June 22, 2014 by bridgitgillis

These yummy cookies have no flour, no oats, and no sugar!

These yummy cookies have no flour, no oats, and no sugar!

Recipe taken from pinterest at: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/99149629271216323/
Direct link to recipe: http://thepaleomama.com/2014/01/sweet-potato-breakfast-cookies/

 

I have recently begun eating a low-carb diet similar to the Paleo diet, so I have adopted many Paleo recipes over the past couple of weeks.  This cookie recipe is a great snack or quick breakfast, and is a great change from raw veggies or a cooked egg.
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Sweet Potato Cookies

1/2 cup nut butter (I used peanut butter)
1/2 cup pureed sweet potato (cook sweet potato before pureeing- I used a fork and smushed mine up instead)
1/4 cup maple syrup or raw honey (I used honey)
2 eggs
2tsp pumpkin pie spice (or 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp nutmeg)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2-3 cups of mix-ins (I used 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts and 2-1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut)

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2.Combine all ingredients in large bowl and mix together.
3. Drop by tablespoons onto a greased baking sheet.  Press down slightly with palm. (Batter is messy!)
4.Bake 12-15 minutes until golden brown.

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You should get 12 large cookies out of the batter.  (I got 11 when I made them)

Other ideas for mix-ins are: raisins, dried cranberries, various chopped nuts, chocolate chips

To cook the sweet potato quickly, poke with a fork and microwave in a covered glass dish for 6 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

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One thought on “Sweet Potato Cookies- Low Carb, Paleo-Friendly

  1. carmanjh says:

    I really like this recipe. I have to really watch my gluten and sugar intake so these are perfect. And they taste great!!

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