Sweet potatoes are a fall favorite of mine, perfect for both sweet and savory recipes. This year, I wanted to create a sweet potato cookie recipe suitable for the Thanksgiving table – one that is also dairy-free, egg-free, and gluten-free.
These Sweet Potato Spice Cookies are a truly satisfying treat. Coconut oil and coconut sugar enhance the “sweet” of the sweet potato, while cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and clove provide the classic autumn spice flavors.
Sweet potatoes are a highly nutritious source of fiber and carbs, especially for those who have some trouble digesting other forms of carbohydrates. They have an exceptionally high concentration of vitamin A (beta-carotene), which many of you know supports eye health, but you may not realize is also key to a healthy immune system and helping your body fight off infections. (1)
They’re also a great source of vitamin C (boosts antioxidant levels and reduces inflammation) (2), manganese (support brain health) (3), vitamin B6 (supports production of serotonin and dopamine, plays a role in reducing Estrogen Dominance) (4), and potassium (helps maintain healthy blood pressure) (5).
A sweet treat with whole-body health benefits? Your friends will be begging you for the recipe.
Tip: Allow the flax egg mixture (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed and 3 tablespoon water) to sit for at least 5 minutes for best results.
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 cup cooked, peeled, mashed sweet potato
- ¼ cup melted coconut oil
- 1 cup gluten-free flour
- ⅓ cup coconut sugar
- ½ teaspoon aluminum free baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ⅛ teaspoon ground clove
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Stir together flaxseed and water in a medium mixing bowl. Add mashed sweet potato and coconut oil. Stir well.
- In a separate bowl, stir together flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, and spices. Stir dry ingredients into wet until thoroughly combined and moist.
- Scoop 2 tablespoon mounds of dough onto a cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Shape with a spatula into round cookies. Bake for 22-25 minutes. Cool cookies on a baking sheet at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.
Try some of my other favorite sweet potato recipes below:
- Sweet Potato Turmeric Truffles
- Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges
- Chai Sweet Potato Muffins
- Sweet Potato Butter
- Savory Oatmeal Sweet Potato Breakfast
- Purple Sweet Potato Pie
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- Mora, J Rodrigo et al. “Vitamin effects on the immune system: vitamins A and D take centre stage.” Nature reviews. Immunology vol. 8,9 (2008)
- Ellulu, Mohammed S et al. “Effect of vitamin C on inflammation and metabolic markers in hypertensive and/or diabetic obese adults: a randomized controlled trial.” Drug design, development and therapy vol. 9. (2015)
- Erikson, Keith M, and Michael Aschner. “Manganese: Its Role in Disease and Health.” Metal ions in life sciences vol. 19 (2019)
- Wszelaki, Magdalena. “5 Ways Vitamin B6 Benefits Hormones.” Hormones Balance, (Updated 2021)
Are the quantities of each ingredient linked somewhere? These look good!
Hi Jeannie, the article has been now been updated with the ingredients. Enjoy! ~ HB Support
Hi, I am planning on making these and would like to substitute the flaxseed. Would you suggest yogurt, applesauce or another ingredient and the appropriate ratio? Thanks for posting the recipe.
Hi Megan, we haven’t tried out any substitutions on this recipe. Since the flaxseed replaces eggs, I think something to help find the recipe would help it bind best. Let us know what you try & how it turns out! ~HB Support
Can you substitute almond flour on the gluten free flour?
Hi Karen, almond flour may create a different texture, but we haven’t tried this substitution to say whether it would work or not. We would love to hear how this turns out if you give it a try! ~HB Support.