I found this recipe at JoyfulAbode. When I saw these ingredients, I wasn’t so sure. But the fact that her toddler gobbled them up and that the recipe is so simple, I figured it was worth a shot. Plus, they are nutrient packed and free of sugar other than that which naturally occurs in the sweet potatoes. So if these “cookies” are a hit, they are something I wouldn’t even mind packing for part of their lunches.
Here’s the Recipe…
1 cup mashed sweet potato or yam (I used yam)
3-4 TBSP of Almond Butter
Generous sprinkle of cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Combine all ingredients until a smooth thick batter. Drop on a parchment-paper-lined cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes, then flip. Bake an additional 5 minutes. Cool on a cooling rack.
Tabitha could eat a peanut butter sandwich every day. I have been trying to come up with new packable lunch ideas for her with little success. When I ask her for her suggestions, she says “salad.” Which is great. I love that she loves her veggies. I do count myself lucky on that account. And if she would actually eat a big salad with a variety of healthy toppings and a healthy dressing (not ranch), then that might work. But I know she needs more. So I was really hoping these would be a success.
And they were! …Juuuust not for Tabitha. I was pleasantly surprised. AND Charlotte LOVES them. While Tabitha ate one with peanut butter yesterday, she complained when I tried to pack them for her lunch this morning. And by complained I mean threw a small tantrum and stopped eating her breakfast so she could pout. Oh well. I will make these again. And I will try some different variations of this “cookie.” Maybe one day I will land on something that Tabitha will love.
Update: I made these again but I added 1 ripe banana and an extra egg, and they passed the Tabitha test!
PS. I love the picture above with the little i ❤ u in the corner of the plate. It is because I love my family that I want to feed the really well. They may not always be happy with some of the changes I am making but I hope and pray (and I really do pray about this) that they will embrace and love all things healthy. We’re getting there.