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Sweet Potato Bars (Vegan & Kid Friendly)

These vegan sweet potato bars are such an easy and delicious way to start your day. They're packed with quinoa, oats, and sweet potato, making them healthy as well as being naturally gluten-free.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 277kcal

Ingredients

Top with :

  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 3 tbsp shredded coconut
  • 2 tbsp minced pistachios
  • 1 tbsp hemp hearts

Drizzle:

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two 9 x 5 loaf pans with parchment and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the flax and water and set aside for 20 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the oats, cooked quinoa, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Mash in the sweet potato, almond butter, maple, flax egg (the flax and water mixture) and vanilla and mix until smooth. Then fold in the dried cherries and coconut.
  • Transfer mixture to the two lined loaf pans and smooth the top with a spatula.
  • Bake on the center rack for 25 minutes until sides brown.
  • Remove and let cool completely in the pan. Once cooled, transfer to a cutting board and cut into squares.
  • Meanwhile, melt the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl with the coconut oil in 30 second intervals until melted. Stir in the almond butter and mix until very smooth. Drizzle or pipe onto the cut bars.
  • Store in an airtight container for 3 – 4 days.

Notes

  • You can totally get your kids involved with making this reicpe! Your kids can definitely help with mixing the dry ingredients and wet ingredients, as well as mashing the sweet potato. Just make sure it has cooled well before they get mashing.
  • Some more topping ideas include whatever nuts and seeds in your pantry. Simply sprinkle them on top of your bars after you've drizzled chocolate on to it so they'll stick to it.
  • To quickly cook your sweet potatoes beforehand, simply microwave it, steam it, bake it, or boil it. Skip adding salt to the sweet potatoes when you cook it as they is salt added to the sweet potato bars as well.

Nutrition

Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 399mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 6749IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 2mg