Peanut Butter Sweetpotato Cookies {White Chocolate Chips Optional}

Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Teff Cookies with Optional White Chocolate Chips // The Spicy RDLet me say, just for the record, that after much recipe testing and cookie tasting, I don’t want to see, eat, or smell another one of these Peanut Butter Sweetpotato Teff Cookies with White Chocolate Chips {gluten-free, vegan without white chocolate chips, and FODMAP friendly}…

At least until tomorrow!

Fortunately, I am pretty spot on when it comes to my recipe experiments. and get them right the first time around.

But not this time.

As good so-so as the first batch was, I wanted perfection.

Perfection, along with some white chocolate chips that is, so I had to make a second batch.

{Ugh, full tummy!!!}

Ginger Kombucha // The Spicy RDThank goodness this yummy Gingerade Kombucha helped me feel better!

So after the first batch came out of the oven, and in to my tummy, I headed off to Whole Foods for more coconut oil, peanut butter, and, yes, those white chocolate chips. {Plus that Kombucha above!}

To make my kids happy 🙂

You see…

The other day I was working in our family office when I overheard my son Skyping with his friend while playing MineCraft…

Son to Friend: “You’re lucky! My mom or dad never let me eat anything like that!”

Me to Son: “Eat what?”

Son to Me: “Fruity Pebbles!”

Oh……What a mean mom I am!!!!

{For the record, Mr. Spicy would probably definitely buy his kids Fruit Pebbles!}

So determined to throw all caution to the wind, I decided to surprise my kids with these amazing Sweetpotato Teff Peanut Butter Cookies with White Chocolate Chips, which they {kids} and Mr. Spicy happen to love, but I rarely buy, because, let’s face it, unlike dark chocolate, white chocolate isn’t really considered a health food…

Peanut Butter Sweetpotato Teff Cookies // The Spicy RDBut after eating one a bunch of these cookies, I now know it can be mighty delicious {and semi-healthy} paired with peanut butter, teff, and, yes, sweetpotatoes!

Here’s the recipe…

Sweetpotato Teff Peanut Butter Cookies with Optional White Chocolate Chips
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Serves: 24 cookies
  • 1½ cups cooked sweet potato
  • ½ cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • ½ cup virgin coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sorghum or brown rice flour
  • ½ cup teff flour
  • 1½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips, optional*
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit, and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Prick 2 medium sweetpotatoes with a fork, and bake them in the microwave for approximately 10 minutes, or until done, turning them over half way through the baking time. If you don't have a microwave, you can bake the sweetpotatoes in a 425 degree fahrenheit oven for 45-60 minutes on a foil lined baking sheet. Once the sweetpotatoes have cooled a little, slice them down the middle to remove the flesh. Depending upon the size of your sweetpotatoes, you may have a little flesh left over.
  3. Combine the sweetpotato flesh, peanut butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl, and beat with a hand mixer on medium speed until well combined.
  4. Add all the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, and beat for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Stir in the white chocolate chips by hand if desired.
  6. Form one inch balls of dough and place them on parchment lined baking sheets. You can press the balls down a little bit, or use a fork to press them down and make a criss cross pattern in the cookies.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes, then remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cookie

 Peanut Butter Sweetpotato Teff Cookies // The Spicy RDNutrition & Inspiration Notes…

And, before I go, I just had to share that news travels fast in my neighborhood!

After I overheard the conversation with my son and his friend about the Fruit Pebbles, I shared it on my Facebook page, and next thing I know, I had a text from my friend and neighbor Miss Kim telling my son to go check our mailbox, so he did and guess what he found???

A ziplock bag of Fruity Pebbles!!!

Peanut Butter Sweetpotato Teff Cookies // The Spicy RDI hope you enjoy these as much as my kids and I did.  No Fruity Pebbles required!

Have you ever tried baking with teff before? Tried sweetpotatoes in your cookies?  Do you have neighbors who deliver sugary cereal in your mailbox???

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  1. Those look amazing!!! Yeah, when my hubby goes food shopping he always comes back with junk food!! Thank you for listening to my rants on twitter!! xxooxx

  2. What a great idea! I’m not usually a huge fan of white chocolate, but I think mixed with the sweetpotatoes it would be wonderfully tasty!

  3. What a fun and creative idea! I just love it!! I could eat the whole batch!

  4. Love that your white chocolate chip exception was your nod to junky food. Maybe you can make these cookies green or pink or something. Kombucha for over-cookie-ing love it.

    • Not sure I could have pulled these off with kale or beets in them, but my kids seemed surprised when I told them about the sweet potatoes! Yes, the “junk food” in our house is probably a little different than the junk food in other people’s houses much to my kids dismay 🙂

  5. I love the addition of sweet potato!
    These look just fabulous!

  6. Ooh, these sound just wonderful! And I wish I lived closer – I would’ve helped you polish off that second batch. =) Such gorgeous pics, too!

  7. Definitely a pin-worthy recipe! I’ve only used teff once, and not in baking, so this would be the perfect recipe to try. Yum!

  8. You are such a mean mom! 😉

    The cookies sound great! Thanks for experimenting for us!

  9. Yum- these look delicious. Your kids don’t know how lucky they are! Mine always ask for the sugary cereal too. My son always says he can’t wait until he’s a grown up and can eat whatever he wants. lol

  10. I have not worked with sweet potatoes enough, but I do adore them. I love the idea of mixing the potatoes and peanut butter together. I wonder if you could add dark chocolate, hubby would love that. They look so delicious:-) AND fruity pebbles is one of my favorite treats, so yummy! Have a great rest of your week, Hugs, Terra

  11. I’m laughing so hard at the bag of fruity pebbles. Perhaps I could swap another bag for a few of these cookies?

  12. Oh I love the idea of sweet potato cookies!

  13. Wow, sweet potatoes in a cookie? And here I thought I was a stickler RD trying to get people to put chocolate on greens? Only kidding, this is a fantastic recipe- can’t wait to try!

  14. Finally getting around to commenting on these. So brilliant to add sweetpotato to PB cookies – I’m in love! I’ve never used teff but am intrigued by it – will be on the lookout.

  15. OH my….these look so AMAZING!!! I will definitely give them a go! Your pictures are beautiful too!

  16. Michelle Barry says:

    Yesterday I found out I had to start on the low FODMAP diet. Was feeling pretty down that I am not allowed any of my fav treats anymore. I made these biscuits this afternoon, minus the choc chips and they are yum. Assuming I can freeze them? My very fussy toddler loves them too. Thankyou so much for this amazing recipe.

    • Hi Michelle! Thanks so much for your comments and I’m so glad you found a treat you can enjoy on the low FODMAP diet 🙂 I haven’t tried freezing the cookies before, but I see no reason why you couldn’t do that, or you could freeze the dough too. Good luck with the low FODMAP diet, and I’d love to hear how you do on it!

  17. I seriously cannot wait to make these! I’m getting ready to start a low FODMAP diet (eek!) and I’ve been stressing a little bit. These look amazing!

  18. I’m not one for fruity pebbles but I would devour these peanut butter cookies! I hope your son enjoyed them 🙂

  19. I was drinking that same kombucha this week.:)


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