As many of you probably know by now, our family has officially grown from two to three with the birth of Baby Sweet Potato. I am taking some time off from blogging to settle into my new role as a mother so for the next month I have authors from around the web stopping by to tell their stories and share their favorite recipes. I hope you enjoy all they have to say, I look forward to being back with new posts and recipes of my own soon!
Today’s post is by Rebecca Boucher of Lichen Paleo, Loving AIP.
Developing AIP treats sweetened with only fruits and vegetables has become a kind of passion of mine. I’m always so satisfied when I’m able to enjoy a sweet snack without worrying about my blood sugar levels skyrocketing. So when Samantha asked me to guest post here on Sweet Potatoes and Social Change, I knew I had to create a treat including sweet potatoes. I mean, how could I not? As I was testing this recipe, the taste kept reminding me of those Gerber arrowroot cookies. The texture, however, is totally different. These are not crispy, but more soft and a bit fluffy, like banana bread in cookie form. Now with so much baby love in the air around here, I thought naming them ‘Baby Sweet Potato Cookies” would be completely appropriate. Plus they really are the perfect cookies for babies considering they are only sweetened with sweet potatoes and bananas, and they pretty much just melt in the mouth!
“Baby” Sweet Potato Cookies (AIP/Paleo/Sugar Free)
Makes 15 cookies
1 Cup chopped white sweet potato
1/2 Cup sliced banana
1/4 Cup coconut flour
1/3 Cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 Cup arrowroot flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
- Drop by the TBS onto the prepared cookie sheet and with a spatula (or the back of a spoon) spread the cookies in a circular motion until they are approximately 2 inches wide.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until the edges are golden brown.
- Allow to cool.
Rebecca Boucher is the author behind the blog Lichen Paleo, Loving AIP. She was diagnosed with lichen sclerosis in 2006 when she was 21 years old. While she always considered herself a healthy eater, it wasn’t until starting the paleo autoimmune protocol that she truly felt like she was on the true road to health. You can follow Rebecca on Facebook , Pinterest and Instagram.