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Sweet Potato Breakfast Bars with Vanilla Coconut Butter Icing

These healthy oat-based bars are the perfect healthy snack!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 large bars
Calories 111kcal
Author Lauren Goslin

Ingredients

  • BARS:
  • 1 1/4 c . oats
  • 3/4 t . cinnamon
  • 1/4 t . allspice
  • 1/2 t . sea salt
  • 1/2 c . mashed or pureed sweet potato
  • 1 T . honey or maple syrup
  • scant 1/8 t. powdered stevia extract (or another tablespoon of sweetener)
  • 1/2 c . + 2 T. dairy-free milk
  • 1/4 c . dried apricots
  • 1/4 c . walnuts (use pumpkin seeds to make them nut-free)
  • ICING:
  • 1 T . coconut butter
  • 1 T . dairy-free milk
  • 1/4 t . vanilla extract
  • stevia to taste , if desired

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl (oats, spices, salt, and stevia, if using).
  • Mix the wet ingredients together in a second bowl (sweet potato, sweetener, and milk).
  • Mix everything together, including the apricots and walnuts (or pumpkin seeds).
  • Allow the batter to soak for about 15 minutes.
  • Oil and then line an 8 x 8 baking dish with parchment paper (be sure to do this or they will stick!).
  • Pour and press the batter evenly into the dish.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden on top and slightly firm to the touch.
  • Cool and cut as you desire (I make eight large bars or 16 mini ones).
  • Mix the ingredients together for the icing and spread a bit atop each cooled bar.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition facts are based on using honey with the optional stevia, unsweetened almond milk in all cases where milk is needed, and walnuts. Weight Watchers points (new system): 3

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.2g | Protein: 3.2g | Fat: 4.6g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.1g | Sodium: 137mg | Fiber: 2.5g | Sugar: 3.7g