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Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies



I LOVE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES!!! I’m always on the look out for a new recipe and I LOVE this one!I It uses mashed sweet potato to keep the cookies moist and sweet but also adds amazing health benefits! Sweet potatoes have many health benefits including: gut health, improved vision, gut health, better brain function and immune boosting support! These cookies are more than just a sweet treat, they contain fiber, vitamins and minerals from the sweet potato so you can enjoy them knowing you are eating healthy for your body!


Ingredients

  • 1½ cups mashed cooked sweet potato (approx. 3 small)

  • ½ cup gluten-free all-purpose flour (preferably Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose Baking Flour, red label)

  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp. coconut sugar

  • ¼ cup all-natural peanut butter

  • 1½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice

  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

  • ½ tsp. xanthan gum

  • ½ tsp. baking powder, gluten-free

  • 1 dash sea salt (or Himalayan salt)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and lightly coat with spray. Set aside.

  2. Place sweet potato, flour, sugar, peanut butter, pumpkin pie spice, extract, xanthan gum, baking powder, and salt in food processor; process until a smooth batter forms, scraping down sides as needed.

  3. Dollop twelve balls, approximately 2 Tbsp. each, onto each prepared pan. Lightly flatten with back of a fork that has been dipped in water (or coated with spray).

  4. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes, rotating pan after 7 minutes, or until lightly browned. Allow cookies to cool on pan before serving.

Recipe Notes

  • Xanthan Gum is a thickening and stabilizing agent often used in gluten-free baking to provide structure to baked goods that typically comes from gluten. Xanthan gum is also used in sauces and dressings to help thicken and emulsify ingredients. It can be found in the grocery store with the gluten-free baking ingredients or online.

  • To prepare sweet potatoes, pierce whole sweet potatoes multiple times with a fork and bake at 350° F. for 45 minutes, or until soft to the center.

  • Store leftover cookies in an airtight container for up to 5 days.



Enjoy & Happy Baking!

Xo,

Megan