Delicious Sweet Potato Bars

Delicious Sweet Potato Bars

These Sweet Potato Bars taste like a cross between pumpkin pie and a loaf, except there’s no added sugar! Keep a batch of these bars on hand for a quick, easy and healthy snack or treat!  Gluten-free, paleo & no added-sugar

Prep Time: 15 Mins
Cook Time: 40 Mins
Total Time: 55 Mins

Wet Ingredients:
                   1 cup mashed sweet potato (about 1 large sweet potato)
                   ¼ cup dates, soaked for at least 2 hours in boiling water, and drained
                   1 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
                   1 egg
                   1 tbsp vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients:
                   ½ cup almond flour
                   ⅛ cup coconut flour
                   ½ tsp. cinnamon
                   ¾ tsp. baking powder

Optional Toppings:
                   Nut butter (i.e. peanut butter or almond butter)
                   Chopped nuts (i.e. walnuts or pecans)

1.              Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2.       Mix all of the wet ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. Mash the softened dates into the sweet potato mixture until evenly distributed and mostly smooth.
3.       Mix dry ingredients together in a small bowl, making sure to break up any lumps.
4.               Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
5.               Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
6.              Place the sweet potato mixture into the greased loaf pan and smooth the top with spatula until mixture is evenly distributed.
7.              Bake for 35-40 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
8.              Allow to cool for several minutes before cutting. Serve with desired toppings.

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