sweet potato chocolate chip chewy granola bars (gluten free, dairy free).
naturally sweet, high in fiber, and full of flavor. the most delicious homemade snack!
i am loving these with some yogurt for a quick gran-and-go breakfast situation.
These bars are so easy and so delish! Whenever I make these for work friends or some sort of gathering, they are gone within minutes! These pack a lot of nutrients without a ton of sweeteners that you'll often find in packaged snacks. The sweet potato adds a subtle sweetness, with an extra boost of vitamins.
these are gluten free and vegan, and can be made nut free by just subbing a seed butter in place of the peanut butter!
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.