Sweet potatoes have become a staple in our Paleo kitchen. They are easy to grab, a great recovery food from a hard workout, and loaded with healthy carbs.
- Have massive amounts of beta-carotene, an important antioxidant
- Contain twice the amount of fiber as white potatoes
- Have high levels of B6 and Potassium
- A potent source of manganese (helps stabilize blood glucose levels)
- Are rich in vitamin C and E
- Contain iron, magnesium, and vitamin D
Eating Paleo can be challenging when you are on-the-go, or when you just had an intense workout…but it's not impossible. It takes a little planning ahead. I love to make these delicious breakfast cookies for times when I'm out-and-about, or I need to grab a quick snack or breakfast before running out the door.
The original recipe from The Preppy Paleo uses pumpkin, which is delicious! But, I wanted to throw in my favorite tuber and see if it still came out as amazing as always…and it did! I make 2-3 batches at a time because we just love them and the kids eat them too. I feel good providing a healthy snack for their growing bodies.
I want to send out a BIG THANK YOU to The Preppy Paleo for allowing me to share this with my readers!
Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies
(adapted from The Preppy Paleo with Permission)
- 1/2 cup of Almond Butter (where to buy)
- 1/2 cup of pureed Sweet Potato – Roast them in the oven to soften or throw them in the microwave for 6 minutes (GASP…don't hate me for still using my microwave!)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup or raw honey (where to buy)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (where to buy)
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice (where to buy) or 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon of real salt (where to buy)
- 2-3 cups of mix-ins of choice*
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.
- Drop by TB-2 TB onto a greased or silicate-lined baking sheet. Press down slightly with your palm.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.
- Makes 12 large breakfast cookies!
- coconut shreds/chips (I like these)
- Chocolate Chips (I like these)
- Almond slivers
- Pumpkin seeds
- Hemp Hearts (where to buy)
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