I started experimenting with other people’s recipes and altering them to suit my needs. This was originally a waffle recipe. I changed it with some additional ingredients (flax seed meal) and then made these in my dehydrator instead of the oven or the pan. They work great for real food energy during long bike rides or snacks when you just need a little something to get to the next meal.
Sweet Potato Plantain Cookies (or flatbreads)
revised from Kristine Rudolph – Exploring Wellness
2 large ripe plantains (can also use less ripe bananas)
½ cup cashews or walnuts, soaked for4 hours in water and drained
1/2 cup baked*, mashed sweet potato (1 large sweet potato)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves and/or nutmeg
1 tsp baking soda (I keep forgetting this ingredient!)
pinch of sea salt
½ cup ground flax seeds (flax seed meal)
1-2 large organic eggs
Wash the sweet potato, then bake for 30 minutes (or more) in 325 oven until soft. (I have also made it with raw sweet potatoes).
Cut into pieces into food processor when cool and add the soaked/drained nuts. Add flax seed meal. Slice plantains as you add 1 slice at a time into the processor. Add the other ingredients and process until smooth.
NOTE: You can also use pumpkin spice mix instead of the above spice combination.
NOTE: You may also omit the nuts if you have allergies or sensitivities.
If making in a dehydrator, you can spoon these out onto a Teflon sheet. Dehydrate at 105*F for 12-14 hours, then take off the Teflon sheets and dehydrate again for another 8-12 hours until you get to the right consistency. These will last for a week or three and make a great snack!
If in oven, spoon out onto a lightly greased baking sheet (or parchment paper) and bake at 325* F for 15 mins or until lightly golden.
Let me know if you make these sweet potato plantain cookies! And please let me know in the comments below what you thought! Or if you made an alteration I should consider. You can also email me, too!
If you would like more recipes, click on the link on the sidebar to subscribe to the blog. You will be notified of each post including recipes!
Happy cycling and healthy snacking!