Although I’m not one to endorse any dessert as a health food, I know that Halloween is coming up, which means more sweet treats make their way into the house. Those sneaky devils…
So, if you’re going to have some sweets, why not make them yourself and why not use real food? None of that fun-sized candy bar nonsense.
SWEET POTATO OATMEAL COOKIES
Recipe by Jentry Lee Hull
Adapted from Imma Eat That’s Vegan Oatmeal Cookies
Yields 12-16 cookies
- 2 Tbsp. water
- 2 Tbsp. ground flax meal
- 3 Tbsp. sweet potato puree
- 3 Tbsp. liquid sweetener (maple syrup or agave)
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 3 Tbsp. unrefined coconut oil, melted
- 1 ½ cup rolled oats
- 1 cup oat flour (blend rolled oats in a food processor or use Bob’s Red Mill)
- 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- pinch of cinnamon
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- 3 Tbsp. diary free chocolate chips (Enjoy Life)
- Preheat oven to 350 ºF.
- Line baking pan with parchment paper.
- In large mixing bowl whisk together water, ground flax, sweet potato puree, liquid sweetener, and vanilla extract. Let sit for 5 minutes until mixture becomes thick.
- Add melted coconut oil to mixture and blend thoroughly.
- In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients (rolled oats, oat flour, spices baking soda, baking powder, and salt).
- Add dry mixture to wet mixture and incorporate thoroughly.
- Fold in chocolate chips and scoop out mixture using a cookie scoop or small spoon.
- Place dough on lined baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes, or cookies are lightly browned and crispy on the edges.
- Once baked, remove from heat, transfer to cooling rack and let sit for a few minutes until cooled and ready to enjoy.
Cheers to your health!