Monday, June 6, 2011
Sweet Potato Soul
This recipe has a little bit of everything from bananas, coconut, oats, pecans, and of course a sweet potato. This cookie has a variety of flavors that you will want to make more then once. Jenne` cooks vegetarian and healthy and offers gluten free recipes. So, check out her website.
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
2/3 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
1/2 cup pecans, chopped and toasted
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 cup sweet potato packed tightly, peeled and shredded
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips (add up to 1/2 cup if you like)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl mash the bananas. Add vanilla, butter, and maple syrup, mix well.
In a separate bowl, combine oats, coconut, pecans, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and combine. Slowing stir the sweet potato into oat mixture making sure to break up all of the clumps.
Stir this mixture into the wet mixture, then fold in the chocolate chips. Dampen your hands and spoon 2 tablespoons of the batter into your palm. Shape into balls and place on cookie sheet and press them to flatten a little. Bake for 15 minutes and remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes before moving the cookies to a wire rack. Enjoy!