**Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Potatoes USA via my relationship with Honest Cooking. All opinions expressed are my own.**
Few things in life are better than freshly baked cookies. Am I right? Mmm … warm from the oven, you can barely keep your hands off them. I know it’s not just me. You’re with me too. These Potato Protein Cookies will have you waiting for them to be just cool enough that you don’t burn your tongue and then you’ll be biting into one.
These oat cookies are so flavorful and filled with natural protein which makes this treat a pretty healthy snacking choice too. They’re chock full of sunflower seeds, cranberries and smooth almond butter spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and more. They have no refined sugar and are only sweetened with pure maple syrup.
Then there’s the secret ingredients which I’m sure you can guess by the name of these cookies. Yup! Potatoes! Seems a bit strange, I’m sure but these Potato Protein Cookies will fool anyone. You’d never in a million years guess there are nutritious, delicious potatoes in these cookies.
I love potatoes and thinking of new, creative ways to use them is so fun! Potatoes add their own nutrition boost to these already healthy cookies because potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C, a good source of potassium (more than a banana!), a good source of vitamin B6 and only 110 calories per serving! Potatoes provide the carbohydrate, potassium and energy that we need to perform at our best.
These cookies take only a little while to throw together then pop them in the oven. Out emerges cakey cookies that pack a serious natural protein punch. Nutritious, versatile potatoes mix with protein packed almond butter, eggs and sunflower seeds for a tasty treat that will still keep you on track with eating healthy.
These cakey cookies pack a serious natural protein punch. Nutritious, versatile potatoes mix with protein packed almond butter, eggs and sunflower seeds for a tasty cookie that will still keep you eating healthy.
- 1 1/2 cup cooked, mashed Russet potato
- 1 cup almond butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 1/8 teaspoon cloves
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup oat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Combine mashed potatoes, almond butter and eggs in a large bowl. Mix well.
- Add vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves maple syrup, sunflower seeds and dried cranberries. Stir to combine.
- Add oat flour and baking soda. Stir once more.
- Scoop onto prepared baking sheets, making 24 cookies. Bake at 375°F for 10-12 minutes.
Feel free to use any nutritious, delicious mashed potatoes. Also any nut butter such as peanut butter, cashew butter or even sunflower seed butter can be used in this recipe.