Blueberry Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies

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!

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!

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!

Ingredients Needed

  • rolled oats – make sure to use gluten-free oats if you have a gluten intolerance.
  • almond flour
  • baking powder 
  • mashed baked sweet potato 
  • maple syrup – if you don’t need these cookies to be vegan you can use honey. 
  • coconut oil 
  • vanilla
  • frozen blueberries 
  • spices: ground cinnamonground ginger and sea salt 

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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If you try this recipe for blueberry sweet potato breakfast cookies please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below. Your feedback is super helpful for the EBF team and other readers who are thinking about making the recipe. 

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

Blueberry Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 16
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

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.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups 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 
  • ⅓ cup honey or maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Add 1 cup of oats to a blender or food processor and process until the texture is similar to quick oats, almost oat flour.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the oats, processed oats, almond flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and ginger. Whisk to blend.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Keep leftover cookies at room temperature for up to 2-3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Notes

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 116
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 76mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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

      So delicious.

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

      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!

    3. 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. 🙂

    4. Brittany Young
      April 6, 2020 AT 3:50 pm

      Any suggestions on how one would freeze these? Or is that not suggested?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 6, 2020 AT 10:37 pm

        Hey Brittany! I would just freeze these in a freezer-friendly zip-loc bag or an airtight container. 🙂

    5. Tere
      November 15, 2018 AT 3:38 pm

      What can I use instead of the oil to make them oil free? TIa

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 15, 2018 AT 4:42 pm

        You could try applesauce or banana instead of the oil but I haven’t tested the recipe without the oil so I’m not sure how the cookies will turn out. You could always make my chia breakfast cookies instead. They’re oil free.

    6. Carol Kaufmann
      November 2, 2018 AT 4:26 pm

      Hi! Can you post the nutritional info? I’m a food tracker, lol! Thanx

      1. Susy
        November 4, 2018 AT 10:14 am

        I would love the nutritional information on these. Thanks

        1. Brittany Mullins
          November 4, 2018 AT 6:32 pm

          Just added the nutrition info for you ladies! <3

      2. Brittany Mullins
        November 2, 2018 AT 6:01 pm

        Yes! I will calculate it for you and add it to the recipe.

    7. Jean
      October 31, 2018 AT 5:21 pm

      These are LIFE-CHANGING! I’ve made other recipes from this site and really enjoyed them but this one…. well, suffice it to say I had to stop mid bite and write this because I was so blown away. Thank you so much for sharing this!! Now pardon me as I hide these from my family…

    8. Lily
      October 29, 2018 AT 10:42 pm

      I’m about to make this (sans coconut oil), but it doesn’t say to add the almond flour so I’m going to assume it’s with the oats. Here I go!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 29, 2018 AT 10:54 pm

        Oops! Yes, the almond flour goes in with the oats. Just updated the directions. You’ll have to let me know how they turn out. What are you using instead of coconut oil?

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