Chewy Sweet Potato Cookies

Posted on January 09, 2015 by Erika Davies | 0 Comments

     Sweet potatos are rich in vitamin A as beta-carotene and vitamin C- the two antioxidants work together in the body to eliminate free radicals.  They also work as anti-inflammatories, and can reduce the risk of developing cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute.  These beauties are the perfect accompaniment to any plant-based meal.  We enjoyed them as dessert after a hearty vegetable miso-soup with zucchini noodles, quinoa nori rolls, and shaved radish and cucumber salad. 

     This recipe can be prepared using regular orange sweet potatoes, yams, Korean yams, or exciting purple sweet potatoes like the ones pictured in our version!  They're SUPER easy to make and you can even omit the coconut and agave nectar if preferred.

Ingredients:

2 Sweet Potatoes, scrubbed clean and sliced 1/2 inch thick

2 T Agave Nectar

3 T raw, unsweetened Coconut Flakes

To make:  Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the sweet potato slices out in a single layer.  Bake for 25-30 mins until the centers are soft and chewy. Remove from heat.  Drizzle with agave nectar, sprinkle with coconut flakes and serve warm with tea or hot lemon water.

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