Gluten free sweet potato chocolate chip chewy bars. The best healthy spin on a classic snack!
- 2 cups old fashioned gluten free oats
- 1/2 cup roasted + smashed sweet potato (roast 1 large potato at 425 in foil until tender, 40–50 mins)
- 1/4 cup peanut or almond butter butter (or any seed/nut butter)
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds (or a mix of hemp and chia)
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/4 cup avocado oil (coconut or melted butter will work)
- 2 tbsp ground flax seed
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4–1/3 cup dairy free chocolate chips
- Optional: stir in extra seeds or dried fruit
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Combine oats, sea salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
- Add all other ingredients and mix until everything is well combined. You can either stir in the chocolate chips or melt them when the granola bars are done baking for a drizzle.
- Line an 8X8 baking dish with parchment paper. Spread mixture onto parchment paper until evenly spread and pressed down. Bake for 25 minutes.
- Allow to fully cool, then remove and slice into granola bar sized pieces.
This is one of my favorites! It’s an oldie, but goodie! I make it on Sunday’s so that I have a quick snack that I can grab whenever I get hungry. I put a lot of chocolate chips in mine and I use a full sweet potato–I’ve never measured how much of either ingredient and they always turn out perfectly.
Could I use an egg instead of flax? Thank you!
I haven’t tried it, so I can’t say for sure how the texture would turn out! Let me know if you try it!
I replaced the maple syrup & ground flax with an egg and tbsp of sugar and they turned out very well! I will try them with flax and syrup next time!
Amazing- thank you for the note on this Jaime!!
Made these last night and they’re so good!! I love easy snacks like these, they make eating healthy through the day satisfying and much easier! I will definitely be making these again!
Delicious!! So easy to make! My sweet potato wasnt as smashed as i wanted it to be, but it still baked perfectly in oven!