Sweet Potato and Orange Cookies

If you have ever had sweet potato and orange together in a salad, you’ll know they are a complementary food pairing.

I wanted a cookie with a twist, which I could share with my one year old, which would be healthy and guilt free.

Dearlove Sweet potato orange cookies
Dearlove Sweet potato orange cookies

These are free from dairy, soy, egg, nut, gluten, wheat, refined sugars and nightshades. They are an allergy friendly, quick, inexpensive way to enjoy a cookie with your cuppa tea.

Inspired by my two ingredient cookie base recipe, here:
https://dearlovehealth.wordpress.com/2015/01/12/two-ingredient-simple-cookies/

Ingredients
One cup medjool dates / pitted dates soaked in warm water to soften for 20 min and water discarded
Two cups desiccated coconut
Two medium boiled kumara (I left the skin on just because I always do)
The zest from two medium oranges
The juice from two medium oranges

How to:

Pre heat oven to 150C/300F
Whizz together the dates and coconut for a minute, scrape sides and whizz for another minute. Set aside.

Dearlove Cookies Method
Dearlove Cookies Method

Grate the zest from oranges and squeeze in the juice.

Dearlove Cookie - Orange and Sweet Potato
Dearlove Cookie – Orange and Sweet Potato

Add to the sweet potato.

Dearlove Cookie - Orange and Sweet Potato
Dearlove Cookie – Orange and Sweet Potato

Place these in the food processor with the date/coconut mix and whizz for a further minute or two, scraping the sides then whizz again or until all ingredients have been whizzed very well.
Form into cookie shape
Arrange on tray
Bake for 8 – 10 minutes or until they look a little golden. Check out the underside as this burns first…

I hope you enjoy these as much as my cookie monster and I do!! πŸ™‚

Dearlove Sweet potato orange cookies
Dearlove Sweet potato orange cookies

Aleshia Dearlove x

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