AIP Sweet Potato Cookies Recipe #aip

AIP Sweet Potato Cookies Recipe

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


These soft and decadent cookies take some time but are well worth the effort!



  1. Preheated oven of 350°F (175°C). Place the grated sweet potato into a pan along with the coconut oil. Cook over a low heat, stirring regularly to release and cook out the moisture from the sweet potato.
  2. Meanwhile, make a gelatin egg by sprinkling the powdered gelatin over 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) of lukewarm  water. Once dissolved, add 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) of boiling hot water and mix well until completely the gelatin is completely dissolved.
  3. Once the sweet potatoes have softened in the pan, add the honey and stir well. Cook until all the moisture has evaporated.
  4. Add the gelatine mixture and to the sweet potato mixture and combine well. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in 3/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons (210 ml) of hot water. Set aside the sweet potato mixture.
  5. Combine the coconut flour and baking powder in a large bowl. Add the wet sweet potato mixture to the flour and use a wooden spoon to combine.
  6. Portion the mixture into about 2-1/2 Tablespoons (40 ml) balls, using your hands to shape into flat cookie shapes. Place the cookies onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper and flatten again into 1/3-inch high (1cm) rough shapes using the palm of your clean hand. Use a cookie cutter to press each rough shape, but do not remove and discard the excess, just leave it on the tray.
  7. Place the tray into the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, turn the oven off without opening the oven door and allow the cookies to continue cooking in the residual heat for another hour until they have slightly cooled.
  8. Remove the tray from the oven and pick off the excess off-cuts from the cookies. Let cool completely before serving.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 128
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 3 g