Sweet Potato Dark Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

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Sweet Potato Dark Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies? Oooooh, yes. You heard that correctly: Sweet potato + dark chocolate + protein. Clearly, they’re not your typical cookie.


The ingredients in these cookies are semi-healthy since they’re made with nutritious sweet potato and rolled oats, but the inclusion of dark chocolate morsels, creamy almond butter, and brown sugar make them an incredibly decadent treat at the same time. A scoop of vanilla protein powder adds some additional sweetness, but, more importantly, some serious staying power for an all-around stellar cookie that can be enjoyed as a pre- or post-workout snack as well as a dessert. I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as I do!



  • 1/2 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup creamy almond butter
  • 1 scoop (~20 grams) vanilla protein powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • pinch of salt

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine ingredients in a large mixing bowl and blend well.


Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or coat with non-stick cooking spray). Using a spoon, evenly portion batter onto the baking sheet. Batter should make 12 cookies.


Bake cookies for 9-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before serving. Store cookies in a plastic container with lid in the refrigerator.


Makes 12 cookies


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  1. just a question! do you use a whey isolate? or regular whey protein? these look so good… definitely planning to make them!


  2. Oh my gosh these look like they could turn me into a cookie monster! I do something similar with more sweet potato and skipping the oats, but I bet the oats add a wonderful texture to them! Can’t wait to try 🙂

  3. I love baking with sweet potato! My favorite creation thus far developed out of thinking I had pumpkin, but realizing I didnidn’t, and using SP instead. Boom! Basil sweet potato mufin tops! Delicious!

  4. Since I’ve gone gluten-free for UC/IBD issues, baking treats with sweet potatoes has been my jam! Sooo good. Sadly I’m allergic to tree nuts, but substituting peanut butter should do the trick here. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Gotta love a delicious-looking recipe that you already have all the ingredients for / don’t have to take a trip to the store!!!

    Dangerous after making a big batch of protein donuts this morning, but I think I might have to get back in the kitchen later today to make these.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. Where and what kind if protein powder do I get ?
    I have to make these , thank you so very much for the recipe , I am in love with just the sound of the ingredients …..
    Also I love got blog , I have Ulcerrated Colitis AND Diverticulitis , I and going through a bad time , but Hoping I am healing now


  7. Tina- I love this! I am from NC and my dad/family is in the farming industry. Such an awesome use of sweet potatoes, can’t wait to try them!

  8. Just made these with some of my own substitutions based on what I had on hand and they turned out great! Thanks for a fun recipe!

  9. Oh!! Cookies can be a part of such a delicious snacks……

    Thank you for sharing the recipe, I have been looking for it since a long time and I think it will help to turn into tasty bits.

  10. I am in love with the fact that every recipe you have is so easy to do. The ingredients are pretty much everything you have in your pantry, refrigerator, etc. And I am so trying this recipe this week! Love your posts 😀

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