Ingredients 2/3 cup whole oats 1/8 cup ground rice* 1/8 tsp sea salt ¾ tsp baking powder ½ cup boiled mashed sweet potatoes ¼ cup whole raisins 1 tbs water (more if needed) 1 tbs grapeseed oil (or other neutral flavored vegetable oil) ½ tsp vanilla extract ¼ cup dairy free chocolate chips** (or cacao nibs)
*coarse ground rice, I used Chatak brand **try Enjoy Life brand
Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper and set it aside.
In a large bowl, combine until well mixed, the oats, ground rice, salt, baking powder. Add the mashed sweet potatoes, incorporate to form a loose crumbly mix.
Process the raisins in a blender with the water and oil to form a thick but smoothish puree.
Add the raisin puree, the vanilla extract and the chocolate chips to the sweet potato mix. Knead the mixture until the dough comes together to form a loose ball. Add more water if necessary to hold the dough together.
Pinch off pieces of the dough and roll into smaller balls about 1 ½ inches in diameter. Place the rounds on the baking tray and press into disks about 1/4 inch thick with space between each cookie.
Place in the center of the preheated oven and bake for 7-10 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
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