Trying to cut back on refined flour? This cookie recipe will satisfy a dessert craving using a secret sweet ingredient — baked sweet potato. You wouldn't even know that the original recipe calls for twice as much sugar because the sweet potato adds so much natural sweetness. Throw in some dried cranberries and dark chocolate chips for extra flavor and texture and this recipe is soon to become a household favorite.
Keep reading to learn how to make these low-sugar, 135-calorie cookies.
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup mashed baked sweet potato
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups quick oats
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375° F. Lightly spray three cookie sheets with cooking spray.
- Mix flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.
- In a larger bowl, beat the sweet potato, oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Pour the flour mixture and oats into the bowl and mix well. Stir in the dried cranberries and chocolate chips.
- Spoon out 12 balls onto each cookie sheet.
- Bake for eight to 10 minutes, removing from oven when the edges are slightly tan. After a minute transfer the cookies to a cooling rack.
- Store leftover cookies in an airtight container.
Makes 36 cookies. Here's the nutritional information for one cookie.
Source: Calorie Count
- Desserts, Cookies
POPSUGAR, the #1
independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for
original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.