Are you after a high-protein breakfast that is easy to carry around and is super healthy? Then you'll love our sweet potato "breakfast" cookies.
We designed this recipe to make something new and exciting for breakfast. And, of course, something that everyone could enjoy, regardless of diets or food allergies. That's why these sweet potato cookies are both vegan and gluten-free. The recipe is also made without any refined sugars, as we have used healthy maple syrup instead.
But our main goal for this recipe was using natural ingredients with lots of proteins and that release energy slowly. Both these properties are critical to healthy breakfast, even more so if you are on a weight-management diet.
Eating foods that give energy (calories) to your body all at once often results in a spike in blood sugars, which eventually your body turns into excess fats. By eating fibre-rich foods, you can minimise this process and keep your weight in check. Moreover, as fibres slow down the metabolism of nutrients, you feel energised and satiated for longer.
Here are the wonderful ingredients that made these cookies so healthy:
Sweet potatoes - a fun alternative to pumpkin for bakes, rich in fibres and vitamin A. It' also a great butter alternative in vegan recipes.
Oatmeal - an excellent fibre-rich and gluten-free replacement to wholewheat.
Chia seeds - a rich source of proteins, omega-3 fatty acids, and fibres.
Apricots - one of the fruits with the highest amount of proteins, and a great source of vitamins A and C.
Mix of nuts and seeds - as a source of healthy fats.
Eat a couple of these cookies, and you'll get 16% of your recommended daily intake (RDI) for proteins, 23% of your RDI for fibres, and just 11%of your RDI for sugars. Moreover, you get lots of healthy fats from nuts and seeds. And best thing of all? They are ready in just 40 minutes. Make them yours now!
NOTE: The default ingredients yield 12 cookies and one serving consists of two cookies.