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.
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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 with your hands, and
Voila! You have a healthy, delicious cookie that's full of hidden vegetables. These cookies are the 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?
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.
Can you give these sweet potato cookies to babies or toddlers?
Absolutely. These healthy sweet potato biscuits have a lovely soft texture which is perfect for weaning babies and young toddlers. If you prefer you can leave the raisins out. These cookies are a great baby led weaning recipe as they're the perfect size for little fingers to hold.
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How to make sweet potato cookies:
Orange sweet potato cookies
- 130 g cooked sweet potato or 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 130g cooked sweet potato, 130g oats and 2 tbsp orange juice into a food processor or high powered blender and pulse until combined.
- Stir through 30g 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.
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