5-Ingredient Healthy Sweet Potato Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Warmly spiced, soft and chewy cookies are a delicious healthier treat. No flour, easy prep, versatile! Add your favorite nuts or dried fruit.


– ⅔ cup sweet potato cooked and mashed – ⅓ cup pure maple syrup – ½ cup unsweetened almond butter – 2 cups rolled oats – 1 tsp ground cinnamon – ½ tsp sea salt – Optional Additions: – 1 tsp pure vanilla extract – ½ tsp ground ginger – ½ cup to 1 cup chocolate chip


Cook sweet potato as desired (see post). Heat a 350-degree oven. Use parchment on a large baking sheet.

Step 1

Cool the potato to room temp. The process is accelerated by refrigeration. Once cooled, mash the sweet potato with a fork or potato masher and measure out ⅔ cup.

Step 2

In a large bowl, mix mashed sweet potato, almond butter, pure maple syrup, and vanilla. Mix wet ingredients.

Step 3

Mix dry ingredients—oats, cinnamon, and salt—in the bowl to make thick, sticky cookie dough. Stickier than cookie dough. This is normal. Want chocolate chips? Add them.

Step 4

Mound cookie dough on parchment-lined baking sheets. Form discs with your hands or press dough balls with a large spoon since the dough won't spread or change shape during baking. 

Step 5

You can make any size cookies from the dough. I make 9. Cooking time depends on dough mound size.

Step 6

Cookies should be golden brown after 10–12 minutes on the center rack of a preheated oven. Wait 10 minutes before removing the cookies from the baking sheet. Enjoy!

Step 7

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