During my cooking experiments, I’ve found that the simplest recipes are often the hardest ones to perfect. The two recipes I had the hardest time with were berry muffins and chocolate chip cookies. I try to use minimal flour and minimal sugar in my recipes to create healthier versions, but I found that both recipes tended to lack the flavor and texture I was looking for.

With my very berry protein muffins, I finally perfected the recipe after adding banana to give it a natural sweetness and fluffier texture. But for some reason, I couldn’t seem to get the chocolate chip cookie recipe right.

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine told me about a recipe for sweet potato peanut butter cookies, but because it was a Paleo recipe, it was made with peanut butter powder that she said left the cookies mushy in the middle. So I decided to play around it and added oats, protein powder, chocolate chips, maple syrup and a few spices, and… voila! Sweet potato chocolate chip protein cookies!

They were so good, I ended up eating them for dinner 3 nights in a row.

chocolate chip peanut butter protein cookie

Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies
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Recipe type: Snack
Ingredients
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 tbsp vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp baking soda (optional)
  • Dash of cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Peel sweet potato and slice into chunks.
  3. Fill a pot with water and boil sweet potato slices until soft. Strain and set aside.
  4. Grind oats in blender or food processor until they have a flour-like substance.
  5. Add all ingredients except chocolate chips to blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Pour small circles of cookie mix onto baking sheet.
  8. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
Serving size: 1 cookie Calories: 180 Fat: 9g Carbohydrates: 20g Sugar: 10g Sodium: 81mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 8g
Notes
Makes 6 cookies.