Peanut Butter and Sweet Potato Cookies

Vegan, Gluten Free and Delicious!


1.5 cups mashed cooked sweet potato (approx. 3 small) 0.5cup gluten-free all-purpose flour 0.25 cup + 2 Tbsp. coconut sugar

0.25 cup all-natural peanut butter 11⁄2 tsp. mixed spice 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 0.5 tsp. xanthan gum

0.5 tsp. baking powder, gluten-free 1 dash sea salt (or Himalayan salt)


  • Preheat oven to 180° C.

  • Line two large baking sheets with greaseproof paper and lightly coat with spray. Set aside.

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

  • 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).

  • 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 175° C. for 45 minutes, or until soft to the center. Store leftover cookies in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

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