Since my younger son is a quite fussy eater, I have been trying to invent baking recipes which include fruits and vegetables. Also, I like to feed my boys meals and snacks without wondering the ingredients and additives.
All fruits go well, but sweet potatoes and pumpkins can be a good source or natural sugar for baking. You can also simply slice them and fry them for more a more simple snack.
I tried making cookies with sweet potato.
150g sweet potato
200g all purpose flour, sifted
50g unsalted butter, soften at room temperature
80g light brown sugar or any sugar
1 egg, beaten
2-3 drops vanilla
2 tbsp toasted sesami seeds (optional)
1. Peel, dice and cook sweet potato until soft by steaming. You can microwave it for about 3 minutes, loosely wrapped with cling film. Mash it when it is still hot.
2. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add egg little by little and mix well.
3. Add rest of all the ingredients and combine. Wrap the dough with cling film and rest it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
These cookies have natural and gentle sweetness. I think pumpkin works all right for this recipe,too.