It seems that sweet potatoes are in everything. I love them like no other veg – they are sweet so you they can be smothered in butter and cinnamon or covered with peanut butter. They can also be made savory and roasted in homemade taco seasoning or covered with peanut Pad Thai sauce. But this time I am making it into a soft protein cookie. Here are my vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free Sweet Potato Protein Cookies.
With more intense workouts in my morning routine I have been adding a little morning-bite before hitting the gym. The little something has to be small and quick – the easiest thing is cookies! Well since I don’t want anything heavy or full of sugar or calories I obviously needed to make something. I needed to make something with a little oomph to get me moving. The key to not overdoing the carbs is making some protein cookies that have a healthy carb with no flour! Well any cookie is awesome but a cookie that has only a few ingredients, have good-for-you carbs, and vegan protein powder? Add a little sugar-free chocolate sauce? Oh gosh – who needs baking, just eating spoonfulls of batter was great!
Start by washing and scrubbing the sweet potato to clean, then poke a knife or fork into it. Microwave until soft – my big ole spud took 6 minutes, 3 minutes on one side then flipped and 3 more minutes. Let cool enough to handle then use a knife to peel. Dump potato into a medium-size bowl and mash with a fork. Dump in the protein powder and sugar-free syrup and mix. Pour milk in a quarter cup at a time and mix. Spoon batter onto a non-stick sprayed baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Take out and let cool completely before taking off baking sheet. These cookies need to be kept in the fridge on a plate – they are squishy and super-soft (like fall apart soft) so they will stick to any other cookies and fall apart – don’t let that fool you, because these are awesome. Enjoy!
1. Wash and microwave sweet potato until soft. Let cool enough to touch then peel skin off potato.
2. Set oven to 350 degrees. Use a fork and mash the sweet potato in a medium bowl.
3. Add in the protein powder and cocoa syrup and mix. Add in milk a quarter cup at a time and mix.
4. Spoon small portions of batter onto a non-stick sprayed baking sheet.
5. Bake 20 minutes.