Chocolate Sweet Potato Cookies
These Chocolate Sweet Potato Cookies are so dang good! Naturally gluten free and made with real food ingredients, they are packed with goodness! Perfect for a healthy snack, breakfast or lunch box addition!
Hey there TNNers!
If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know that our little family really enjoys going camping. In fact, we just got back from a bucket list trip to the Eastern Sierra Mountains here in California. It was a beautiful trip with oodles of memories to tuck away for forever.
And while it was beyond amazing (seriously, views like something out of a postcard!), it was also a long drive with an 8-year-old who….and several days away from my beloved kitchen. So when we set out on our journey, I made sure to bring an arsenal of easy, real food for the road trip AND that was easy to grab during our camping fun.
Like these Chocolate Sweet Potato Cookies. Oh my goodness guys, these beauties stole the show from all the other road trip snacks that I brought and were one of the first munchies to disappear once we set up camp. I loved that they were easy to make, full of nutrient-dense ingredients that I could feel good about everyone eating, veggie-loaded and super kid-approved.
Health benefits of sweet potato
So why did I add sweet potatoes to these cookies? Because that’s kind of what I do! I love a good cookie as much as the next gal, but I also really want to make sure that the food I am putting into my body (and my family) can really benefit me. So I look for ways to make sure even sweet treats, like these chocolate sweet potato cookies, are full of good-for-you ingredients.
Plus, sweet potatoes are kinda awesome. They are a starchy root vegetable that is available in many places year round! Known for their awesome orange color, these root tubers add a dose of natural sweetness to whatever you put it in and serve up some serious vitamins and minerals. Such as…
- fiber. 1 medium sweet potato has 6 grams of dietary fiber. (source)
- potassium. Sweet potatoes can be a great thing to add to your diet if you can’t or don’t eat bananas.
- vitamin C. Move over oranges! (source)
- beta-carotene. Like carrots, sweet potatoes can be great for eye health.
Just to name a few! Sweet potatoes are full of so much goodness and are totally worth veggie-loading into so many of your dishes. But you can get started with these chocolate sweet potato cookies!
Health benefits of collagen
If you have jumped down to the recipe already, you will have probably noticed that I’ve added some Further Foods Chocolate Collagen Peptides with Reishi Mushrooms to these chocolate sweet potato cookies.
“Say what? Why’d you do that Taesha?”
I have been using Further Foods Collagen Peptides for yeeeeaaarrssss. I love that they are a women owned company that makes a really high-quality collagen peptide (because, FYI, not all collagen powders are created equal). I add their collagen peptides too all sorts of things like smoothies, baked goods, oatmeal and even my coffee and Alice’s hot chocolate.
“But why add the collagen? “
Like I said before, making sure I fuel my body with food that is full of goodness is super important to me. Which is why collagen peptides started becoming a kitchen staple for me. Further Foods Collagen Peptides are tasteless, grass-fed, pasture raised and disappear into pretty much anything I add it to. As far as what it does, collagen peptides are great because they are….
- an easy and natural way to add protein to smoothies, baked goods and oatmeal
- promote healthy skin, nails and hair
- support gut health
- is great for joint support
P.S. Further Foods is giving TNNers 15% site wide until the end of October! So if you are eyeballing this collagen peptide, I totally suggest grabbing it now!
Health benefits of reishi mushrooms
“Okay, but Taesha. There are also reishi mushrooms in that chocolate collagen? What’s that all about? And can you taste them?”
Without a doubt, reishi mushrooms (heck, all the mushrooms) have been a super popular buzz food in the health and wellness space as of late. But that is kind of for a good reason. They are good for….
And no, you can’t taste any mushroom flavor in the Further Foods Chocolate Collagen Peptides with Reishi Mushrooms. Nothing but chocolately goodness that is naturally sweetened with a little monkfruit.
Just a quick reminder that I am not a doctor or dietitian. I am just a mama sharing what I cook, what I feed my family and what I stumble upon in my own research. I feel awesome about adding this to my family’s diet, but (as always) I encourage you do your own research when it comes to adding new things into your family’s life.
Suggested adaptations for making chocolate sweet potato cookies
- Sub the chocolate peptides collagen with cocoa powder. I love the added goodness the Further Foods Chocolate Collagen Peptides add to these cookies, but if you don’t have it on hand yet, you can still make these cookies by subbing it with 1/4 cup cocoa or cacao powder.
- Sub the sweet potato with pumpkin or butternut squash. I find that they are pretty interchangeable in many recipes!
Other sweet potato recipes you are going to adore!
- Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Muffins
- Sweet Potato Tots
- Instant Pot Black Bean & Sweet Potato Chili
- Sweet Potato & Salmon Poppers
Chocolate Sweet Potato Cookies
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
- 1 cup mashed sweet potato, cooked, cooled and skin removed
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups oat flour*, (make sure is is certified gluten free if that is important)
- 1 cup rolled oats, (make sure they are certified gluten free if that is important)
- 2 scoops Further Food Collagen Peptides, Can sub 1/4 cup cocoa powder if not using
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, aluminum-free suggested
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips (+ more for sprinkling on top if desired)**
- Preheat your oven to 350 ℉ and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
- In a medium or large bowl, combine all of the ingredients except chocolate chips. Stir until everything is combined well and the batter has an even consistency.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Using a heaping tablespoon or cookie scoop, portion the batter out onto the prepared baking sheets.
- Roll each portion its a ball (I find wetting my hands a little helps to prevent the batter from sticking). Flatten each ball slightly with the palm of your hand.
- Top with extra chocolate chips if desired.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes or until slightly golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
- Enjoy immediately or cool completely and store in an air-tight container in fridge for up to 5 days or in freezer for a month.