Sometimes you just crave something sweet. But your inner, healthy self knows just how bad sugar is for you… so what can you do to satisfy your sweet tooth without overloading on sugar? Make some sweet potato and banana cookies.
Okay. I know that sweet potato and cookie are not typically used in the same sentence, but if sweet potato pie can be a classic dessert, then so can sweet potato cookies.
I have to say, the thing that I like most about these cookies is that they are not sweetened with sugar… raw honey is used instead. (Of course, there is a bit of sugar in the semi-sweet chocolate chips, but you really don’t even have to add these unless you want to.)
Pumpkin & Oat Healthy Cookies
½ cup butter
1 medium egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup pumpkin puree
½ tsp. baking soda
½ cup quick oats
½ cup all purpose gluten free baking mix**
1 banana, mashed
2 Tbsp. raw chia seeds
3 Tbsp raw honey, melted
**or for an extra protein boost, use ½ cup Vanilla Juice Plus+ Complete
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Cream the butter and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Beat until fluffy, add egg and beat until combined. Add in pumpkin puree, baking soda, quick oats, gluten free baking mix, banana, chia seeds, and melted honey. Mix until all ingredients are combined. Use cookie scoop to place dough on cookie sheet.
Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until light golden brown.
These cookies truly are delicious… and it’s a sneaky way to get your kids to eat sweet potatoes and chia seeds. The best part is, you don’t even have to feel guilty about eating cookies now.