Dark Chocolate and Sweet Potato Protein Cookies

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Need a healthier snack on hand when you're busy?

These dark chocolate and sweet potato protein cookies will fit perfectly.

For the past few years I have discovered that I love my mornings. I like to wake up in front of the children when the house is quiet and dark. I turn on the local news {I'm a little addicted to the news}, I sit down, open my emails, read my devotional and just take silence.

I may or may not start coffee. Some mornings I wait until the kids go to school so I can drink it HOT. Moms, you know what I mean … there is nothing worse than taking a hot sip, being interrupted for 15 minutes to have a cold cup again.

It is not fun.

I also have a tendency not to have breakfast until later. I am discovering that I am not immediately hungry. Someone with me Then when I'm hungry I find out I just want a little bite. Whether it's an egg or a sweet little bite {preferably healthy, but I can't help it, I'm a natural sweet tooth}.

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After a couple of weeks of baked oatmeal, I wanted to change a little. I still love things, but everyone needs to change it after a while.

I still wanted a "healthy" sweet bite, so I switched it to cookies! Who doesn't want a cookie for breakfast?

Me! I make.

This recipe makes 12 cookies.. Just enough to keep on hand during the week. Enough to share with the children {my kids love it after school snack} and enough to get you a breakfast every week if you're like me and often have something light enough.

I love having one of these after the two older kids are shipped and it's just me and my youngest son at home in the mornings before she goes to afternoon preschool. If you are a coffee or tea drinker, they go perfect together.

Give it a dump!

I love that these "protein" cookies are made without protein powder. Not that I'm against protein powder {I will use it in smoothies sometimes} but I'm not a big fan of flavor. Does anyone else feel they have a strange taste?

Maybe it's just me. Who knows.

In any case, each cookie has 6 grams of protein. Nothing shoots from the ceiling, but it is enough to quench your appetite. It also uses oatmeal instead of plain general or whole-use flour. Have you used oatmeal?

No need to buy anything special: just press old-fashioned whole oats in a food processor multiple times until it resembles coarse crumbs – instant flour. That's! Then add all the remaining ingredients {How about that sweet potato puree?} directly into the food processor and its dough is ready.

Who doesn't love a dough that is put together in a food processor? Don't mess up all the bowls in your kitchen.

These cookies swell very well. They are soft and fluffy and hold their shape perfectly. I keep mine stored in an airtight container on the counter and they stay fresh for a few days {what is how long they last}.

If you do this let me know! Tag me on social media {@sweetsavoryeats} and I will make sure to share the love.

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Dark Chocolate and Sweet Potato Protein Cookies

These fluffy protein cookies are a great snack to keep on hand throughout the week.

preparation time: 5 minutes cooking time: 11 minutes total time: 16 minutes


  • 1 medium sweet potato, cooked and peeled
  • 1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup salted, shelled pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal (only pulsed oats in a food processor)
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 2 oz dark chocolate, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a food processor, grind the oats until it looks like the crumbs. Add all the remaining ingredients except the pumpkin seeds and chocolate. Mix until smooth. It should be a little thick.
  3. Add the pumpkin seeds and half of the dark chocolate pieces and press once to combine.
  4. Using a cookie spoon, scoop out 12 cookies on the cookie sheet. Top with the rest of the chopped chocolate.
  5. Bake for 11 minutes. They should swell and be slightly soft to the touch. Let cool and store in an airtight container for storage.


fat (grams) 10

carbohydrates (grams) 15

protein (grams) 6

sugar (grams) 2

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