Blueberry Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies

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Cookies for breakfast…what could be better?! These healthy blueberry sweet potato breakfast cookies are super easy to make, delicious and great to have on hand for an on-the-go breakfast. Vegan + gluten-free.

I love sweet potatoes just about any way… roasted, baked, as fries, in a casserole or salad… the list goes on and on. When brainstorming new sweet potato recipes to make I knew I had to try some sort of healthy sweet potato cookie. Cue these blueberry sweet potato breakfast cookies! The combo of blueberries and sweet potato is pure perfection!

Oatmeal blueberry cookies on a counter next to a bowl of frozen blueberries.

Are Healthy Cookies a Thing?

If you know me, you know that I’m all about making healthy cookies and fully support the idea that cookies can be healthy enough to have for breakfast. I’ve shared everything from oatmeal raisin protein cookies to chia cookies and now these blueberry sweet potato cookies! If you want to skip the blueberries, I also have a plain sweet potato breakfast cookie recipe!

These cookies are free of processed sugar and flour, vegan, gluten-free, portable and healthy enough to eat for breakfast. Now that’s my kind of cookie!

Here’s What You Need

  • rolled oats – we’re using half of the rolled oats to make homemade oat flour and half mixed in as is. Oats are naturally gluten-free, but often cross contaminated so make sure to use gluten-free oats if you have a gluten intolerance. I like using Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free rolled oats.
  • almond flour – make sure you use almond flour, not almond meal for these cookies! Flour is more finely ground.
  • baking powder – helps these cookies rise.
  • mashed baked sweet potato – great for leftover baked sweet potatoes or you can make them specifically for this! Store-bought sweet potato works as well just make sure you pick up a can with sweet potato as the only ingredient.
  • maple syrup – if you don’t need these cookies to be vegan you can use honey. Both are great natural sweeteners.
  • coconut oil – to keep these cookies nice and moist and add a boost of healthy fats.
  • vanilla extract – a flavor enchancer.
  • frozen blueberries – blueberries are a powerhouse fruit, and give these breakfast cookies a nice boost of antioxidants and vitamins.
  • spices – ground cinnamon, ground ginger and sea salt.

How to Make Blueberry Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies

Preheat your oven to 350°F. Add 1 cup of oats to a blender or food processor and process until the texture is similar to oat flour.

In a large bowl, combine the oats, processed oats, almond flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and ginger. Whisk to blend. In a medium bowl, add mashed sweet potato, maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla. Pour the liquid mixture into the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Gently stir in blueberries – careful not to over mix.

Use a ¼ cup to scoop dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or baking stone. Use your hands to form the dough into a round, flat cookie shape and make sure the blueberries are situated on top of the cookie.

Bake until the cookies are golden and firm around the edges about 25 to 30 minutes. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for a few minutes, then carefully transfer the cookies to a rack to cool completely.

A blueberry sweet potato breakfast cookie held up close with a sheet pan of cookies in the background.

How to Store Blueberry Sweet Potato Cookies

I prefer to store these cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They’ll keep for about 5 days in the fridge, 2-3 days stored at room temp or up to 3 months in the freezer. 

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Blueberry Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies

5 from 8 votes
Cookies for breakfast…what could be better?! These healthy blueberry sweet potato breakfast cookies are super easy to make, delicious and great to have on hand for an on-the-go breakfast. Vegan + gluten-free.
Oatmeal blueberry cookies on a counter next to a bowl of frozen blueberries.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats, gluten-free, if needed
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup mashed baked sweet potato
  • cup honey or maple syrup
  • cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Add 1 cup of oats to a blender or food processor and process until the texture is similar to quick oats, almost
    oat flour.
  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, processed oats, almond flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and ginger. Whisk to blend.
  • In a medium bowl, add mashed sweet potato, maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla. Pour the liquid mixture into the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Gently stir in blueberries.
  • Use a ¼-cup to scoop dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or baking stone. Use your hands to form the dough into a round, flat cookie shape and make sure the blueberries are situated on top of the cookie.
  • Bake until the cookies are golden and firm around the edges, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for a few minutes, then carefully transfer the cookies to a rack to cool completely.
  • Keep leftover cookies at room temperature for up to 2-3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie Calories: 116kcal Carbohydrates: 14g Protein: 2g Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 4g Sodium: 76mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 5g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet potato breakfast cookies

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    22 comments
    1. Deanna Armstrong
      August 8, 2022 AT 12:57 pm

      5 stars
      These are easy and not too sweet. I used oat flour instead of grinding oats and they’re still nice and light

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 8, 2022 AT 1:11 pm

        Hey Deanna – I’m glad these cookies turned out for you with the oat flour. Thanks for coming back to leave a comment and review. I so appreciate it!

    2. Abbey
      April 25, 2021 AT 11:41 am

      5 stars
      These breakfast cookies smell amazing, taste delicious and are so easy to make. The biggest downside is waiting 25 minutes for them to bake, but totally worth it!

      How is the nutrition calculated? Using a 1/4 cup I was only able to yield 11 cookies and my calculator was closer to 200/cookie, not 116.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 26, 2021 AT 3:39 pm

        Hey Abbey! I use My Fitness Pal to calculate the nutritional info. For 16 cookies it’s 116 calories and for a batch that yields 11 cookies it should be about 168 calories per cookie.

    3. Lisa Hill
      February 11, 2021 AT 1:45 pm

      5 stars
      So delicious.

    4. Kristen
      January 20, 2021 AT 2:07 pm

      5 stars
      These were incredible! I can’t believe how delicious they are and how much my whole family loved them. None of us are huge sweet potato fans and we all loved them! I added craisins on half of the recipe and mini chocolate chips on the other half.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 20, 2021 AT 7:34 pm

        Woo!! So glad these cookies were a hit! Thanks for the review, I really appreciate it!

    5. Michelle
      July 1, 2020 AT 2:28 pm

      Hi, any suggestions to replace the almond flour, was thinking coconut flour? We have a food allergy in the house and need to substitute.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 1, 2020 AT 6:06 pm

        Hey Michelle, I wouldn’t use coconut flour as it soaks up way more liquid than other flours so it can’t be subbed 1:1. I haven’t tested another flour, so I’m not 100% sure it’ll turn out the same. My first thought would be to try all-purpose flour though. Let me know if you end up making these and how they turn out for you. 🙂

        1. Deanna Armstrong
          August 8, 2022 AT 12:59 pm

          What about quinoa flour? It’s high protein. Might substitute for
          The almond.

          1. Brittany Mullins
            August 8, 2022 AT 1:11 pm

            Hey Deanna – I’m not too sure how these cookies would turn out with quinoa flour as I have tested it. Let me know if you decide to try it and how they turn out!

Parchment paper lined with protein balls.

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