Grain Free, Gluten Free Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been doing a few grain free baking experiments lately.  The older Penelope gets, the more sugar seems to pop up everywhere.   Her memory of those times I have given her a cookie at a party or special time are strong, so she asks for cookies a lot.  I don’t want to deprive her, but I want to keep grain and sugar consumption down to the bare minimum for both of us.   I have such a sweet tooth. I have bought good organic cookies or cookie dough for years, but I want to try to only eat cookies if I made them myself.

So when I saw this grain free cookie recipe, I knew I had to try it.  But most of the time when I make a healthy cookie, all it does is make me want a damn Thin Mint even more because it was so unsatisfying.  So my interpretation of the recipe has more natural sweet things added to it, because if you are gonna call it a cookie, it needs to taste like a dern cookie!

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  1. Katherine says:

    2 CUPS of arrowroot? Is that correct, because that is a LOT of starch! Most recipes just call for a tbsp or so.

    • Yes! There is no flour or grains in this recipe. This makes a lot of cookies! I can’t remember exactly how many but it was at least 60 cookies.

  2. wait- your learning tower link sent me to a post about the e-cookbook. so confused! do you love it? i am thinking of getting one for my biscuit, but they’re uber pricey, and yeesh, i dunno. have you done a post on this that i’m too much of a luddite to find?

    ps- my hubs is gonna love those cookies. he goes bananas for arrowroot cookies.

  3. Thank you so much for posting! I”ve been waiting for this since I saw your instagram photo a few weeks ago! You list the second ingredient as “2 cups arrow root, 1 cup coconut flour”. Do you mean 2 cups arrowroot AND 1 cup coconut flour. Or is it one or the other? Thanks!

    And I have a great grain free/sugar free recipe for banana bread that I ‘ll send you. My kids love it.

    • Yes, AND. so three cups total. I would love that recipe! Banana bread is one of the few things I am really good at baking, but now that I am going grain free, I need a replacement!

      • Banana Bread Mini Muffins – I adapted this from Wellness Mama –

        5 pasture eggs
        2 bananas
        1/4 cup grade B maple syrup *not in her recipe, I added it
        1/4 pasture butter or coconut oil – I’ve only used butter :)
        1 tsp. vanilla
        1/2 cup coconut flour *I didn’t think that sounded like enough when I first read her recipe, but it works!
        1 heaping spoonful arrowroot
        1 tsp. baking soda
        1 tsp. celtic sea salt *not in her recipe, I added it
        Life is Good Chocolate Chips – I used half the bag *not in her recipe, I added it

        Wellness Mama says to just dump everything in a bowl and mix. But I always have good luck doing things the Ina Garten way. Therefore I whipped the wet ingredients and then slowly added the dry. And I took the time to sift the coconut flour. Another Barefoot Contessa trick I always use when baking is to mix the chocolate chips with flour. So when you throw the chips into the mixer they don’t all go to the bottom. So since I added that 1/4 maple syrup that Wellness Mama didn’t call for, I added probably another 1/2 coconut flour with the chocolate chips. The mixture should be pretty formed and not runny. They are AWESOME. My son eats like 3-4 a day to fuel him for swim team and I couldn’t be happier he’s not fueling up with gluten/grains/carbs!!! I don’t know what I’d do without these.

        I used mini muffin tin and baked at 400 for 11-13 minutes.

  4. Stephanie says:

    I bought a Learning Tower after seeing yours a couple times. It ROCKS! It is the only way I can get anything done in the kitchen sometimes. Many times. I’ve been meaning to tell you, but seeing these pics reminded me. My husband thought it was too expensive, but I left him alone for a whole day with our son and the very next day he ordered it!

  5. Is it ok to use tapioca starch in this instead of arrowroot? I’m going to make a batch this weekend for the freezer for school lunches! Made them before (with arrowroot) and me and my kiddo loved them! Thank you :)


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