These healthy Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Cookies are Paleo friendly, grain free, dairy free, egg free and nut free. They are made with sweet potato flour, toddler approved and have a deliciously gooey center bursting with chocolate chips.
Throwing another sweet potato flour recipe at you all today. You know, because I introduced you to those Sweet Potato Crepes last week, and I didn't want to leave you hanging with just one sweet potato flour recipe.
So, here we have these delicious, gooey, miniature Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Cookies. These cookies are:
- made with sweet potato flour
- grain free & gluten free
- dairy free
- nut free
- egg free
- Paleo friendly
- Vegan (use maple syrup instead of honey)
Not ashamed to reveal that my family devoured these cookies for breakfast on multiple occasions. What can I say, breakfast cookies have been a thing over here lately!
And you see that cute little hand (see above photo), that is my 2.5 year old stealing a cookie. Yes, my kids LOVE these sweet potato cookies.
So, safe to say that this healthy cookie recipe is toddler friendly. Plus, for those that have allergens, these cookies are free of all common ones. Nut free, dairy free, egg free, gluten free, etc. Kids with allergies can enjoy these too!
Cookies made with sweet potato flour
What makes these cookies healthier than your "average" cookie? Well, besides the fact that they are Paleo friendly, these cookies are also made with Glean sweet potato flour.
Is sweet potato flour healthy?
My answer to that question is yes. Yes, sweet potato flour is healthy, so long as you consider sweet potatoes healthy.
The flour that I used is made of 100% sweet potatoes. No fillers, gums or additional flours - simply sweet potatoes!
Okay, okay...so let's get down to the ingredients in sweet potato cookies. Obviously, sweet potato flour is an ingredient. But there's more to making these mini Vegan cookies than just flour.
Ingredients in Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Cookies
Here's what you need to make these cookies:
- sweet potato flour
- ground flax (or ground chia seed)
- cinnamon (optional)
- baking soda
- coconut oil
- honey (or maple syrup)
- chocolate chips
Because I know someone will ask... yes, sweet potato flour is required for this recipe. If you're interested in other healthy Paleo cookie recipes, take a look at the others on my site (not containing sweet potato flour).
The only ingredient substitutions that have been tested include swapping the ground flax for ground chia seeds and the honey for maple syrup. I cannot recommend any other alterations.
How to Make Sweet Potato Cookies
Making these cookies only takes a few simple steps. First, combine all of the ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Then, let the batter rest for 10 minutes. This allows the ground flax to gel and the batter to thicken.
Next, scoop the dough onto a baking sheet using a small cookie scoop (or a tablespoon measuring spoon).
Bake the cookies in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. And that's it!
These cookies are extremely easy to make. Which, is just another reason why they're a great breakfast option. Little prep time, minimal ingredients, few instructions and absolutely delicious!
Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Cookies (Paleo, Vegan)
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 12 minutes
- Total Time: 27 minutes
- Yield: 14 mini cookies 1x
Healthy sweet potato cookies made with sweet potato flour and loaded with chocolate chips. Great for breakfast or dessert and toddler friendly.
- ½ cup sweet potato flour (70g)
- 2 Tbsp ground flax
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 6 Tbsp water
- 2 Tbsp melted coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp honey (maple syrup for Vegan)
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 2-3 Tbsp mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Combine all ingredients (except chocolate chips) in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Stir until well mixed.
- Fold chocolate chips into the batter.
- Let batter rest for 10 minutes.
- Scoop batter onto baking sheet using a small cookie scoop (about 1 Tbsp in size).
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 minutes.
- Remove from oven, rest on pan for a few minutes to cool, then eat!
Keywords: sweet potato flour, cookies, breakfast, dessert, toddler friendly, kid approved, nut free, egg free, Vegan, Paleo
These were delicious
Could I use real sweet potatoes?
Hi! This recipe needs sweet potato flour.
Stef torode says
So good! My eight year old and I ate two batches in one day, and she usually turns her nose up at healthified recipes. Quick and easy to make, too 🙂
Yay! That's so great to hear 🙂 Thank you for the review!
Hi, what purpose do the flax or chia seeds serve? I'm trying to follow AIP, so, no nuts/seeds. Any chance that toasted coconut could substitute? Thanks!
Hi! The flax/chia seeds serve as an egg substitute, helping to bind the dough. I haven't tested the recipe without them, but I'm guessing the cookies wouldn't quite bake.
Same question as I posted for the sweet potato crepes - What about omitting the sweetener? I don't use any and was hoping the sweet potato flour would be sweet enough. Thanks! 🙂
These should still work without any sweetener, but it may change the way they bake a little. If you try the let me know the outcome!