Sweet Potato “Anytime” Cookies – Vegan

Marla Meridith

December 28, 2012

You must be thinking “What the heck is an anytime cookie?” I have posted various healthy breakfasts disguised as cakes and cookies pretty often. I wanted to make it clear to you ~  the fact that all of those recipes should be enjoyed anytime at all.

Got it? Great!! Let’s bake some anytime cookies that are a perfect way to start and end the day.


Sweet Potato "Anytime" Cookies | Gluten Free & Vegan Recipe | MarlaMeridith.com


If you are pondering what these taste like they are kinda like a very tender oatmeal cookie….

That’s what my daughter said. She is cinnamon, spice and everything nice & so are these.


Sweet Potato "Anytime" Cookies | Gluten Free & Vegan Recipe | MarlaMeridith.com


A few years a go I posted these Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Cookies which were quite the hit ~ with my son and you guys.

If you want a sneaky peek as to where my photography skills started I suggest you take a look at that post.


Sweet Potato "Anytime" Cookies | Gluten Free & Vegan Recipe | MarlaMeridith.com


My iPhone was my only camera option back then. Oh how things have changed around here!


Sweet Potato "Anytime" Cookies | Gluten Free & Vegan Recipe | MarlaMeridith.com


These sweet potato cookies are quite different from my 2009 recipe though. These are gluten free, vegan, made with oat flour and are also free of refined sugar (that is powdered maple sugar I sprinkled on top.)

Don’t worry ~ all of my healthful changes still bake up a dang tasty cookie.


Sweet Potato "Anytime" Cookies | Gluten Free & Vegan Recipe | MarlaMeridith.com


Do you ever bake with sweet potatoes? It lends itself to a very tender crumb.

If your New Year’s resolutions have anything to do with healthy eating & your diet, then these whole grain anytime cookies need to be added to your recipe box.


Sweet Potato "Anytime" Cookies | Gluten Free & Vegan Recipe | MarlaMeridith.com


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  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    Posted at 08:55h, 28 December

    Any cookie that’s meant for any time? PLEASE!

  • Kate@Diethood
    Posted at 09:19h, 28 December

    Ahhh the photos… swoon… Gorgeous!
    Will be back for the recipe! 🙂

  • Liz @ The Lemon Bowl
    Posted at 09:23h, 28 December

    These are gorgeous cookies!!! I need to look out for that maple powder..

  • Rosa
    Posted at 09:28h, 28 December

    Wonderful! Those cookies must be delicious.



  • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers
    Posted at 09:30h, 28 December

    Marla, You need to fix your ZipList plug in. Your recipe is not showing, by the way the cookies look amazing! Can’t wait to get the recipe!!

    • Marla
      Posted at 12:36h, 28 December

      Thanks Jennifer, we upgraded WordPress and now have this Ziplist glitch. Working on it. Stay tuned…..

      • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers
        Posted at 17:17h, 28 December

        Hi Marla, Same thing happened to me when I upgraded my WordPress. Go here https://gist.github.com/b17ad8275286c4ae5d32 for info for temporary fix. I got this in an e-mail from Ziplist. It worked. But I upgraded my plug in and now it works. No codes needed! Good luck!!! – Jen

        • Marla
          Posted at 02:53h, 29 December

          Thanks so much Jennifer! So did you get your hands on something more that a temporary fix??

          • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers
            Posted at 10:11h, 29 December

            Good morning! Go to your plug in to see if there is an upgrade. There was one to mine a couple of weeks ago, about 2 days after the upgrade for wordpress and that fixed the problem. I’m surprised it wasn’t sent to you. I hate to say this, and honestly I would be afraid to do this but maybe uninstall your plug in and then re-install it? I have no clue what will happen with past posts? So I recommend checking for the upgrade! By the way the recipe looks amazing! I’m going to make these today or tomorrow!! I have a ton of sweet potatoes that are screaming to be a cookie!! 🙂

          • Marla
            Posted at 10:16h, 29 December

            Thanks! I just hacked in that short code. Is the plug in upgrade code something you can email me or is it specific to your blog???
            I hope you have a chance to try these cookies this weekend Jennifer 🙂

  • Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.
    Posted at 09:53h, 28 December

    great looking girl! Happy new year!

  • Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies
    Posted at 11:41h, 28 December

    These are just lovely! Sweet potato ANYTHING is a favorite of mine. And yay for another blogger who started out with an iPhone. I swear I am a better photographer because of it!

  • HeatherChristo
    Posted at 12:15h, 28 December

    These would be very convenient breakfast cookies! They look great Marla! (love them against that blue backdrop)

  • leanne@ healthful pursuit
    Posted at 13:15h, 28 December

    I’m totally behind the anytime cookie. I often make myself small batch of cookies that have limited sugars and garbage just so I can feel like I’m treating myself. Can’t wait until your recipe plugin is up and running (ah! What a nightmare!) so I can check out what ingredients you chose to use!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    Posted at 14:47h, 28 December

    Swooooon! These sound lovely!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    Posted at 14:57h, 28 December

    They look perfect and although the recipe issue (Grrr!!) isn’t fun with Ziplist, it will soon be sorted out..just what you needed, right!

    And your photos from 3 years ago – I clicked over just because you said that but honestly, even your ‘then’ photos are still more than fine. Your ‘now’ photos belong in Bon Appetit!

    • Marla
      Posted at 02:54h, 29 December

      Thanks so much Averie!! To think we have been pals since we started these blogs ~ who would have thought they would take over our lives 😉

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Posted at 16:46h, 28 December

    I’m all about an “anytime” cookie – these look fab!

  • susan
    Posted at 18:49h, 28 December

    Sweet Potato Cookies – now that is a first. Looks good.

  • Sanjeeta kk
    Posted at 21:52h, 28 December

    What gorgeous pictures Marla! Love sweet potato desserts and anything baked with it..and these cookies are gonna become a favorite for sure. Have a happy New year.

    • Marla
      Posted at 02:54h, 29 December

      Thanks so much Sanjeeta! Happy New Year to you too 🙂

  • Joanne
    Posted at 04:30h, 29 December

    Any cookie that contains sweet potato sounds like an anytime cookie to me! Love that these are healthy AND delicious.

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:23h, 29 December

      Thanks Joanne! Hope you are ding well my friend 🙂

  • Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today
    Posted at 06:24h, 29 December

    I eat everything for breakfast, lately I had spaghetti, but maybe because I got up at 2 pm. And “anytime cookies” sounds like my kind of cookies, hahaha.

  • Brooke @ Food Woolf
    Posted at 13:45h, 29 December

    How cool! I never would have thought to put sweet potatoes in cookies! I love eating sweet potatoes any time, so why not in a cookie form?!!

  • The Healthy Apple
    Posted at 16:36h, 29 December

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these, Marla! Beautiful; such a great post and love this recipe. Happy Holidays. Miss you tons. xoox

    • Marla
      Posted at 02:29h, 30 December

      Thanks so much Miss Amie!! Hope you are well my friend 🙂

  • Shaina
    Posted at 12:46h, 30 December

    Gorgeous cookies, Marla!

  • Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama
    Posted at 05:45h, 02 January

    These look AMAZING! I am always looking for a vegan cookie for my nephew with a dairy/egg allergy. Pinning these! Also, thanks so much for linking to my Sweet Potato cookies!

  • Gomo
    Posted at 13:11h, 12 January

    These look awesome Marla! I love sweet potatoes in just about everything. I’m loving your site too! 🙂 Thank you so much for the link to my sweet potato cookies!

  • Katie
    Posted at 09:04h, 03 February

    Made these today. They are so good and the house smells amazing. I am not gluten free so I subbed the oat flour with 1 C almond four and 1 C regular. I like the almond flour in it! Also used 2-3 T of maple syrup instead of stevia drops. Turned out great!

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:13h, 03 February

      Hi Katie! Your adaptations sound wonderful. I will try too:)

  • Micheline
    Posted at 00:30h, 21 May

    These look amazing but wondering if I could swap the oat flour for rice flour or corn flour or something else not gluten filled but also healthy? Gluten free oats and almonds are expensive and difficult to get here in beijing, unless you are rolling in it! Any help out be much appreciated! Thanks

    • Michelle
      Posted at 21:41h, 29 July

      I made a half recipe and used 1/3 cup sorghum flour with 2/3 cup sweet rice flour. I thought the texture/taste was great (with the caveat that I’m pretty obsessed with sweet rice).

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  • Erin @ Meaningful Eats
    Posted at 16:16h, 13 December

    These look delicious!!

  • Crista
    Posted at 06:08h, 19 December

    i love this recipe… and all the gorgeous photos! xox

    • Marla
      Posted at 07:52h, 19 December

      Thanks so much Crista!

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