Though these cookies are missing the sugar and butter of traditional oatmeal cookies, they’re perfectly sweet for little ones and loaded with nutritional goodness for your whole family! The heart healthy rolled oats contain B vitamins for energy and insoluble fiber that binds to cholesterol and other fatty substances in your gut to help your body eliminate them. By pairing oats with crunchy little hemp seeds, these cookies become a perfect balance of protein, fiber and healthy fats, specifically omega-3 fats for healthy brain development. While most cookies might cause a sugar crash, these sweet little nuggets will only result in a  healthy boost of energy! And, you’ll love that these cookies can be easily customizable to appease those family members (a.k.a. husband) who balk at your healthy choices. Enjoy!

Roasted Sweet Potato Oat "Cookies"

Yields

15 - 20 cookies

Cook Time

35 minutes

Total Time

40 minutes

Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats
  • 1 ¼ cups sweet potato, roasted and mashed
  • ¼ cup virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 6 Tbs. hemp seeds
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Optional

Optional ingredients for toddlers and grown-ups: ¼ cup mini chocolate chips, honey to drizzle

Directions
  1. *In advance, make mashed sweet potatoes. Cook under high pressure in Instapot for 20 minutes or roast sweet potatoes in glass dish on 375℉ for 60-90 minutes until very soft.
  2. Preheat oven to 350℉. Add coconut oil in oven-safe dish to melt during prep.
  3. Cover cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  4. In a medium-sized bowl, mix oats, hemp seeds and cinnamon.
  5. Add vanilla and mashed sweet potatoes. Mix very well until all oat mixture is wet from sweet potato.
  6. Split batter in half for babies vs. toddlers/grown-ups. Mix in chocolate chips to batch for toddlers/grown-ups.
  7. Use hands to form silver dollar-sized cookies and brush with melted coconut oil with brush.
  8. Cook for 20 minutes, remove baby’s cookies from the oven.
  9. Increase oven to 400℉ and cook chocolate chip cookies for up to another 15 minutes until just crisp on the outside.
Note

Infants under 12 months of age should not consume honey.

For the ages

For Babies: BLW

You should feel PROUD to serve these “cookies” to your baby. They’re full of nutritional goodness and perfect for little hands.

Portion Size:

1 cookie

Ingredients:

Plain cookie

Serving Tip(s):

Serve the cookie at room temperature in a tiny bowl or on a tiny mat if served along with other foods.

For Toddlers

Cookies your toddler might want to eat straight from the bowl!

Portion Size:

1 - 2 cookies

Ingredients:

Chocolate chip cookie, honey (optional)

Serving Tip(s):

Serve cookies in a happy bowl or in a happy mat if served alongside other foods. Depending on the preferences of your child, drizzle honey on the top of each cookie for a slightly sweeter flavor.

For Grown-Ups

These “cookies” are nutritious - no guilt, barely any sugar and a whole lot of opportunity to customize to your liking.

Portion Size:

2 - 4 cookies

Ingredients:

Chocolate chip cookies, honey (optional)

Serving Tip(s):

Drizzle honey on top of each cookie. Enjoy!

Happy Eating!

Danielle Shea-Tan, MS, CHHC

Functional Family Nutritionist

Danielle is passionate about helping families ditch processed foods and start making real, wholesome food that is both simple and delicious. She blows our minds with fascinating "nutritional nuggets" about foods and herbs. Danielle also recently wrote a book called "52 Small Changes for the Family," an inspiring guide that helps families make one small change each week to improve their overall happiness and health. You can learn more about Danielle at HealthyMamas.com. 

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