Another healthy cookie…
Sweet potatoes are high in Vit B6, Vit C, Vit D, iron, magnesium and potassium, carotenoids and powerful antioxidants. Their natural sugars are slowly released into the bloodstream, helping to ensure a balanced and regular source of energy, without the blood sugar spikes linked to fatigue and weight gain.
Recently I read that sweet potatoes help against aging and is one of the best breakfasts for people trying to reduce weight.
Sweet Potato Cookie
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp nutmeg powder
¼ cup oil
¼ cup apple sauce or pumpkin puree
1 cup sweet potato puree
1 tsp vanilla essence
½ cup mini chocolate chips
Steam a big sweet potato or few small ones. Discard skin and let it cool. Puree in a blender.
In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg powder and salt.
Combine egg, oil, sugar, vanilla, sweet potato puree.
Add to flour and mix.
Add chocolate chips or nuts of your choice and mix till combined. The dough will be sticky.
Take 1 tbsp of the mix and shape with your hand and place on the cookie sheet. Dip your hands lightly in water once in a while.
Bake in a preheated oven at 150 degree Celsius for 10-12 minutes.
This is something that will be repeated in my house. It is so soft and cakey….next time I will bake the whole mix in a loaf pan.
You can steam a few extra sweet potatoes and freeze them. Add it to pancakes or muffins or cookies as required.
Store the cookies in the refrigerator.