These sweet potato oatmeal bars may seem like a strange way to eat potatoes, but I can assure you that after one whiff of their warm, spicy smell or one mouthwatering bite of their sweetness, you will forget that there are even potatoes in them!
Cut this sweet treat into smaller bars for a filling snack, or into bigger squares for a scrumptious dessert!
Sweet Potato Oatmeal Bars
- 2 cups of cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 3/4 cup water
- 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats (I use Bob’s Red Mill wheat-free oats)
- 1 cup flour (Last time I made these I used coconut flour and it was seriously the best these bars have ever tasted!)
Preheat oven to 350F. Place sweet potatoes, 1/4 cup of maple syrup and 1 tsp. of cinnamon in a food processor and mix until smooth. In a medium bowl, mix oats, flour and 1 tsp. cinnamon. Mix remaining 1/4 cup of syrup, oil and water separately and add to dry. Mix until well combined. Divide dough in half.
Oil an 8×8″ baking dish and press half the dough into the bottom. Spread the sweet potato mixture over the dough evenly. Crumble the remaining half of the dough evenly over sweet potato and press gently. Bake for 20 minutes, until slightly crisp on top and golden. Let cool before serving.
*Be sure to refrigerate or freeze any leftovers!