Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies made with coconut flour and gluten-free rolled oats. These healthful treats are naturally sweetened and perfectly healthy for breakfast or snack!

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies made with coconut flour and rolled oats. Naturally sweetened and healthy for breakfast or snack!

Some weekends are quiet.

Some weekends, you marinate on your thoughts as the snow gracefully falls.

You tell yourself, “what happens outside, stays outside. This is a quiet weekend. This is the weekend we don’t leave the house.”

You let your car get buried.

You don’t even worry about clearing the snow off of it, knowing full well it will turn into a heavy iceberg in t minus 12 hours.

We’re having a quiet weekend, we don’t worry about icebergs on our cars. And we’re pretty adamant about not stepping foot outside of the house. At all. Not even a twinkle toe out the door.

We’re living in holy sweatpants.

By holy, I mean hole-ly, as in hole-ridden sweatpants…none of my sweatpants are divine, unfortunately, they’re just very old. Holy sweatpants, Batman…with our Ray Bans, our dad’s old football sweatshirt, and our hair all a-flutter.

Quiet weekends are not attractive weekends. Our cats still love us.

But quiet weekends make for great cooking and baking. On a quiet weekend, when there is an iceberg on your car, you make cookies.

And these coconut sweet potato cookies? These are the best and the worst thing you could do to yourself.

Best because in the healthy gluten free cookie realm, these guys are chairman. They are also magically delicious and soft. Like little muffin rounds. Or baby scones. Or what say you.

Worst because you will not make it out of the kitchen without eating a third of the batch straight out of the oven. Your mouth will be burned, your taste buds will die; all is fair in the game of love and war.

You can choose to be patient and allow the cookies to cool, or you can choose to eat…the choice is yours. Only your cat is watching.

Can we sing a doo-wah-diddy about these sweet potato cookies?

They’re made with coconut flour, sweet potato, coconut milk, oats, pecans, dates, and are naturally sweetened with maple syrup.

I should call these energy cookies. Quick, let’s eat 10 of them and then go do some sumo dead lifts!

Please don’t leave me.

Since everyone talks about coconut products boosting your metabolism and being an anti-obesity food, I like to think you’re doing yourself a favor by eating 6 of these.

It’s like you’re un-doing the eating-of-the-cookie whilst eating the cookie. If you can’t take that to the bank, well…then I don’t know what else you can take to the bank.

Aside from losing weight while you’re eating 6 cookies at 10:00pm, you will wake up feeling full. And this is fine, because it just means you don’t have to make breakfast.

Or, if by happenstance you have the metabolism of a wolverine and you do wake up hungry after said late-night cookie session, you can eat more cookies for breakfast.

If you love these cookies, also check out my 3-Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies.

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies made with coconut flour and rolled oats. Naturally sweetened and healthy for breakfast or snack!

Coconut Sweet Potato Cookies

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Cookies for breakfast? Get it! These Coconut Sweet Potato Cookies are healthy enough for snack and breakfast.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 25 cookies



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the first six ingredients.
  • In a seperate mixing bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients.
  • Pour the dry mixture in with the wet, and mix well.
  • Form small discs with your hands (coconut flour does not rise or spread, so the cookies will remain in the same shape and size you form them to) and place the dough discs on a lightly-oiled baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes (no joke), or until the cookies feel firm when poked and have browned slightly.


*Poke holes in your sweet potato using a fork. Wrap it in foil, and roast in the oven at 375 degrees F for 60 minutes or until sweet potato is very soft.


Serving: 1of 25 · Calories: 103kcal · Carbohydrates: 13g · Protein: 2g · Fat: 5g · Fiber: 2g · Sugar: 7g
Author: Julia
Course: Lifestyle
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut sweet potato cookies, gluten free cookies, healthy cookies recipe, low sugar cookie recipe, low sugar dessert, sweet potato cookies recipe
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Julia Mueller

Julia Mueller is a recipe developer, cookbook author, and founder of The Roasted Root. She has authored three bestselling cookbooks, – Paleo Power Powers, Delicious Probiotic Drinks, and The Quintessential Kale Cookbook. Her recipes have been featured in several national publications such as BuzzFeed, Self, Tasty, Country Living,, etc.

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Questions and Reviews

  1. I spend most of weekends not even bothering to shower until 9 pm, because that’s what weekends are for… right? I think weekends should also be for these cookies. They look awesome and I’m a sucker for coconut.

  2. These cookies are so healthy! I am pretty sure I an justify eating them for breakfast, lunch dinner and snacks! And I love coconut!

  3. I, too, would wake eat six of these before bed and wake up ravenous. Toooootally normal. I need ten of these, like yesterday!! Sweet potatoes are soooooo lovely…as are these gems 🙂

  4. Coconut sweet potato cookies! Energizes me! Maybe I could eat 10 and then RUN back to bed to read some more. Would that work??? I’m in. Please bring me a plate of these, if you would. 🙂

  5. I love lazy weekends spent inside while the snow falls. These cookies sound seriously amazing! I think these will taste perfect with a cup of coffee first thing in the morning. pinned!

  6. Burning your tongue on straight-outta-the-oven cookies is totally an essential part of cookie baking. I love lazy weekends like you describe, and these cookies look like a perfect way to enjoy a snow day.

  7. I LOVE quiet weekends filled with baking and holy sweatpants, especially when the snow is falling outside. I’d love to curl up with a cup of coffee and a few of these cookies!

  8. I don’t have the metabolism of a wolverine (how I wish) but I do have the appetite of one like, every other day, what with this bebe in my belly business. I want to chow down on these cookies like WHOA.

  9. Everything about a snowy weekend where you stay at home and bake cookies is absolutely glorious in my book- holy sweatpants and all! I’m jealous that you invented these yummy cookies when I’ve been staring at the last of my sweet potatoes and wondering what the heck to do with them…and that you have snow.

  10. What I would give for a quiet weekend spent in sweatpants, and watching the snow fall in CA! These cookies are pretty much blowing my mind right now!! I swear I can almost taste them through the computer screen.

  11. My best sweat pants have holes in them. I stayed home on a snow day yesterday and baked in my pjs. Best. Day. Ever. I didn’t even care that my hair was sticking up in the back and smooshed on the top. These look wonderful.

  12. One of my few dieting rules is not to eat past 9:30 at night, mostly that’s because I have nightmares if I eat too late (weirdo?). I didn’t know about the whole coconut/metabolism thing. I love coconut…you’ve just changed my life! Here’s to these life changing cookies!

  13. I have trackies (our Aussie word for sweat pants) for good (ie public display) and for home (these are the ones with the stains and holes). It’s pretty sad that I have so many.
    I am addicted to sweet potato. I’ll have to whip some of these up tomorrow!

  14. Great recipe, and nice way to use sweet potato.

    A slightly ironic aside though; I found it after being directed here searching for low calorie recipies… all that syrup, coconut , coconut milk and olive oil adds up… these are SERIOUSLY calorific (way more than even a sugar filled commercial chocolate biscuit)!

    1. Thanks Joe! That’s interesting you’d end up on this recipe when searching for low cal recipes, lol…most of my recipes are pretty calorie dense 😉 Anyway, let me know if you try it! xo