Vegan sweet potato cookies

Heather Disarro

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Vegan sweet potato cookies are tender, crispy, moist and completely healthy. Eat them with meals or as a snack — you'll get all the flavor of a sweet treat without the guilt.

vegan sweet potato cookies

Vegan sweet potato cookies

Makes 16 large cookies


  • 1 large sweet potato, about 3 inches in diameter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup whole rolled oats
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Wash the sweet potato thoroughly and wrap in foil. Place on a baking sheet and place in a cold oven.
  2. Turn oven to 400 degrees F and set a timer for 65 minutes. The potato will be done when it is very soft to the touch.
  3. Remove from oven and set aside to cool for about 10 minutes.
  4. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
  5. Carefully remove the skin of the potato and break up the flesh in a large bowl.
  6. Using a whisk, vigorously whisk the sweet potato until smooth.
  7. Whisk in the brown sugar, canola oil and vanilla extract.
  8. Using a spatula, fold in the flour, oats, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
  9. Scoop the cookies out using a 1/4-cup ice cream scoop and place about 1 inch apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  10. Wet your fingers slightly and press the tops of the cookies down.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes until the cookies are golden brown on the bottom.
  12. Let cool completely on the baking sheet before removing.
  13. Serve at room temperature.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.