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Sweet Potato Banana ANYTIME Cookies


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It’s back to school time, which means SNACKS!! Being a student and a college athlete means that I’m always on the go, but also always need food on hand (#foodisfuel). Running between classes, mid day practices, prehab/rehab, and studying I can’t just run to the kitchen a put together a snack, but I need something I can have with me on hand! Instead I snack on whole pieces of fruit, bars made with real, whole ingredients (Lara bars, RX bars, kind bars, etc) , nut butter packets, pistachios/other nuts, energy balls (like my sweet potato energy balls), OR these Sweet Potato Banana ANYTIME cookies!

That’s right cookies.

These cookies are filled with wholesome, natural foods that make these breakfast healthy enough for breakfast, tasty enough for dessert, or perfect for any time in between!! Here’s a few ways to enjoy these little cookies:

  • Pair a couple with greek yogurt and some fruit for a quick and easy breakfast
  • Pack a couple in your bag and make your classmates or coworkers jealous when your snack is >>> theirs
  • Use as a pre-workout energy boost to get you going (did this yesterday!)
  • Satisfy the sweet tooth after dinner without the guilt
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Up close and personal with these bad boys

Real Ingredients, Simple Recipe

These cookies not only taste great, they are made with simple ingredients! Sweet potato, banana, and oats make up the majority of the cookies. Plus If you already have a cooked sweet potato these can whipped together in no time! If you do not have sweet potatoes or do not have time to cook a sweet potato before hand, you can also swap the sweet potato with more banana!

This recipe makes a smaller batch of cookies, but feel free to double the batch! Perfect for a big family or a big team of hungry athletes ;P These cookies also taste great from the freezer. Frozen or heated up you can’t go wrong. If you ~manage to~ not eat them all, throw them them in the freezer and pop one out in a few weeks when after you’ve forgotten all about them! Best Surprise Ever!

cookie try with sweet potato banana cookies
One batch makes 12 – 15 small cookies

Cookies should not be delegated to just dessert, so I hope you try these cookies out, and enjoy them ANYTIME! If you try out this recipe, tag us at #wholesomeandhappylife!

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Sweet Potato Banana Anytime Cookies

These perfectly sweetened cookies are tasty enough to satisfy the sweet tooth, but healthy enough to eat for breakfast! That's why I call these anytime cookies:) Top a yogurt bowl for breakfast, pull one out for an afternoon pick-me-up, or an after dinner treat! And there's no eggs in the batter, so no worries if you snag a bite of of batter ;P
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Servings 12 small cookies

Ingredients
  

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cooked and mashed sweet potato
  • 1 ripe banana the browner, the sweeter the cookies!
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup quick oats*
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • lots of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch sea salt
  • mix ins of choice dried fruit, chocolate chips, cocount, etc

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine wet ingredients in a medium mixing bowl
  • Mix dry ingredients separately
  • Add dry ingredients into wet, and mix thoroughly
  • Fold in your fav mix ins
  • Scoop ~ 2 tbsp of mixture onto greased baking sheet and press down lightly
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes**
  • Let cool (or don't I wont tell) and Enjoy!

Notes

*If you don’t have quick oats, you can pulse a cup of rolled/old fashioned oats in a food processor
**Cooking time will vary depending on the size of the cookies! Cook until edges are starting to golden/crisp
Keyword banana, cookies, healthy snacks, oatmeal, sweet potato, vegan

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