Spiced Paleo Sweet Potato Cookies

 

Looking for a cookie that is sweet and healthy at the same time? Give these Spiced Paleo Sweet Potato Cookies a try! They’re even a hit with non-sweet-potato-lovers!

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Spiced Paleo Sweet Potato CookiesFamily tradition.

Monday nights are my family’s weekly “pizza & a movie” night. We all cram onto the living room couch and chow down on homemade pizzas and carrot sticks while watching “Laura” (a.k.a Little House on the Prairie), or something equally family-friendly. 

Inevitably, halfway through whatever we’re watching, my kids begin begging me to make them cookies to top off their ever growing appetites. And, since it’s almost bedtime, I usually try to fix a cookie that isn’t going to send them bouncing off the walls. Not that they need any help in that area…

I also aim for super easy, because ‘almost bedtime’ can usually be exchanged for ‘mommy’s brain is about to turn off.’ You moms and dads know exactly what I’m talking about!

Spiced Paleo Sweet Potato CookiesThe sweetest of potatoes.

I don’t know about your house, but over here, with 7 different people and palates, it’s almost a given that not everyone’s going to like everything. Except pizza and chocolate chip cookies. Everyone likes those. They all love regular potatoes, too. But sweet potatoes? Not so much.

You’d think that with the word ‘sweet’ in their name everyone would love them! And why wouldn’t they? They are, after all sweet, but they’re also loaded with nutrients! They’re packed with potassiumvitamin Avitamin C and vitamin B6, and also contain antioxidants. Plus sweet potatoes are low on the glycemic index, meaning they can help blance blood sugar and reduce the risk of insulin resistance.

Spiced Paleo Sweet Potato CookiesThe power of cookies.

When it comes to these little cookies though, each and every one of my non-sweet-potato-loving kids (and hubby) gobbled them up! And they even knew before hand that there were sweet potatoes in them. I guess it just goes to show you the power of putting stuff in cookies… 😉

If you’re looking for more easy, healthy cookies, here are a few of my family’s favorites. They’re all…

not filled with sugar
easy to whip up
kid-friendly
gluten-free and dairy-free, so every kid can eat them

Dark Chocolate Banana Coconut Cookies

Gingerbread Cut-Out Cookies

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

German Chocolate Freezer Cookies

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Spiced Paleo Sweet Potato Cookies

Free of grain, gluten, dairy, and refined sugar.

Ingredients

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350.

Place all ingredients in a blender, with dry ingredients on top, and puree until smooth.

Scoop rounded spoonfuls of dough onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet.

Bake for 25 minutes, or until cookies are golden-browned on top and spring back slightly when you touch them.

Devour.

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I’ve posted this delicious Spiced Paleo Sweet Potato Cookie recipe as part of this month’s It’s Gluten-Free, Pass It On! challenge. If you’re on the lookout for more delicious gluten-free cookies, check out the rest of the recipes!

Spiced Paleo Sweet Potato CookiesThe Perfect Gluten-Free Cut-Out Cookies from Kait at Teacups & Things

Spiced Paleo Sweet Potato CookiesGluten-Free Peppermint Snickerdoodles from Amanda at My Gluten-Free Miami

Spiced Paleo Sweet Potato CookiesElvis Cookies with peanut butter, banana AND bacon (!) from Alicia at Eat Your Way Clean

Spiced Paleo Sweet Potato Cookiesand Cut-Out Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies from Jenny at Good For You Gluten-Free

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