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three sweet potato cookies for babies stacked on a wooden board

Sweet Potato Chickpea Cookies

These super moist sweet potato cookies made with just 5 wholesome ingredients, including chickpeas, oats, and chia seeds, are perfect for babies and toddlers.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (50g) rolled oats
  • 1 cup (220g) cooked, mashed sweet potatoes, about 1 medium potato
  • 1/2 cup (70g) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Add the oats to the food processor/blender first. Then add the rest of the ingredients except for chia seeds. 
  • Blend until smooth. If going to enjoy as a dip, spread, or sauce then add liquid of choice (water, milk, breastmilk) etc. to thin out the batter to desired consistency.
  • Stir in chia seeds. Combine well.
  • Using a mini ice cream scooper or a spoon, transfer the batter to a lined or greased baking sheet. You'll end up with 8-9 cookies.
  • Wet your fingertips a little bit and gently push down the batter to flatten slightly. 
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Let it cool completely.

Notes

  • The batter is pretty thick and sticky. So when it comes time to flatten the cookies slightly, wet your fingertips a little bit (not too much!).
  • Be careful not to overcook. They just need to spend a little time in the oven to firm up.
  • These cookies are not very sweet but plenty sweet for babies, who have more tastebuds than us adults. If you'd like a little extra hint of sweetness, you can add maple syrup, banana, or unsweetened applesauce.
  • Serving suggestions: top with nut or seed butters, tahini, melted butter, etc. for extra protein and/or healthy fat
  • Store in an airtight container for 1-2 days or in the fridge for up to a week. Or you can freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2359IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
Course breakfast, snack, dessert
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free
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