Sweet Potato Almond Butter Bars

After a resounding YES from all to the combination of roasted sweet potatoes + almond butter, I took it upon myself to make this dynamic duo into bars. Because who doesn’t like a good bar?! And, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

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The blender also makes things a tad bit easier. Throw all the ingredients except the dried cherries into the blender, turn it on, and you’re done with the batter. Stir in the cherries. Pour into a pan. And POOF! You’re ready for the oven.

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The most planning this takes is making sure you have some cooked sweet potatoes around. Bake a couple extra when you’re making dinner. Throw them in before you hop in the shower some morning. Try out your new pressure cooker. Heck, even buy some canned yams!

A quick once over of the recipes around here, you can tell we’ve got a little <thing> for chocolate. So here you go, you non-chocolate lovers – a slightly sweet, slightly savory bar you can enjoy all day long.

Sweet Potato Almond Butter Bars II


Sweet Potato Almond Butter Bars

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Servings: 12 squares

INGREDIENTS

1 cup baked sweet potato

1/2 cup almond butter

1/3 cup maple syrup

2 eggs

1 cup oats

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/3 cup dried cherries

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Grab your 8×8 inch pan and line with parchment paper – or grease it super well.
  3. Put all the ingredients except the dried cherries in the blender. Blend well.
  4. Stir in the cherries. Pour into your prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 22 – 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Other Thoughts:

  • Use gluten free oats, if needed.
  • Any type of dried fruit would be awesome in these – you guys just know my obsession with tart cherries! Use what you have on hand.

How-to-Use:

Athletes: One square provides 150% of your daily needs for Vitamin A <great antioxidant> +  20 gm complex carbohydrates + 7 gm healthy fats + 5 gm protein. All of these things makes these bars an awesome snack throughout the day or post workout.

Healthy Eating: Full of complex carbohydrates, healthy unsaturated fats, and antioxidants adding a square into your day as a snack to hold you over between meals, satisfy your snack attack, and manage your appetite between meals.

Kids: My two year old helped herself to these gems right off the table as I was trying to photograph them and came back for another. So while they’ll never pass for a cookie, I do think they’ll pass for a great snack or addition to lunchboxes soon!

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