Magic Cookies
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Inspired by my World's Healthiest Cookie recipe, and the Peacefood Cafe Magic cookie. For gluten free cookies, buy GF oats.
Serves: 24
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp cane sugar (optional)
  • 1½ cups old-fashioned oats
  • ⅔ cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup sweet potato packed tightly, peeled and shredded
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips (add up to ½ cup if you like)
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl mash 2 ripe bananas. Add vanilla, coconut oil, maple syrup and sugar; mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine and mix oats, coconut, pecans, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Slowly stir the sweet potato into the oat mixture making sure to break up all of the clumps.
  4. Stir this mixture into the wet mixture, then fold the chocolate chips into the batter.
  5. Dampen your hands a little, and spoon about 2 tablespoons of the batter into your palm. Shape them into balls then press them flatter onto the parchment. Bake one dozen on each baking sheet, or set the dough aside, and bake one batch at a time. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from oven and allow them to cool for about 15 minutes.
  6. Voila, Magic!
Recipe by Sweet Potato Soul by Jenné Claiborne at