How can you get a picky eater to eat vegetables in their packed lunch? Bake with them! These sweet potato cookies are ridiculously easy to make, totally moreish and delicious, free from refined sugar, suitable for vegans, are nut free and freeze well. They’re my new favourite bake.
Are these orange sweet potato cookies easy to make?
Yes – they are very easy to make! All you have to do is blend all the ingredients together (apart from the raisins, which you add at the end), form into balls, flatten and bake. And voila – you have a healthy, delicious cookie that’s full of hidden vegetables. It’s a perfect recipe to try with picky eaters.
If you’re looking for more tips to help your picky eater to eat their vegetables read this guest post from Simone Emery of Play With Food.
Do you need a blender to make these healthy cookies?
You will need a blender or a food processor, although they would probably turn out ok with a handheld blender as well if that’s all you have.
I made these sweet potato and orange oaty cookies in my Froothie Optimum G2.3 blender*. It took just a minute or two to break the mixture down to the right consistency. If you’re thinking of buying a new blender you can read my review of the G2.3 blender here.
Did the kids like these sweet potato cookies?
After some initial uncertainty my seven year old son has decided that he loves these and keeps asking for more. I’ve just stuck the last of my freezer stash in his lunchbox for tomorrow so I’ll have to get another batch on the go.
I don’t think I could manage to keep his lunch boxes so healthy without batch cooking recipes like these for the freezer. If you’re looking for veggie lunchbox inspiration check out these 20 healthy vegetarian lunchbox ideas or alternatively visit my instagram feed where I often share his daily lunch boxes.
Here’s how to make sweet potato cookies:
Orange sweet potato cookies
- 130 g sweet potato purée
- 130 g oats
- 2 tbsp orange juice
- 30 g raisins
Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan)/200°C/gas mark 6.
Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
Place the sweet potato, the oats and the orange juice into a food processor or high powered blender and pulse until combined.
Stir through the raisins.
Roll into ten small balls. Place onto the baking tray and flatten with your hands or with the back of a fork.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Allow to cool on a wire rack.
These freeze well. Place a little greaseproof paper between each cookie, or freeze flat on a tray to stop them from sticking together.
If you like this you might like these spiced sweet potato muffins.
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