Spicy Chocolate Chip, Sweet Potato Bars

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Lightly sweet, perfectly spiced sweet potato blondies with hunks of dark chocolate. Gluten-free, dairy-free, refined-sugar free, and one hundred percent delicious.

Story

I whipped up these Sweet Potato Blondies when I was feeling very fall and over-buying sweet potatoes for a couple other recipes I’ve been tinkering with. With these. there was very little tinkering. I hit ‘em on the first try – though I didn’t quite realize it until after they had sit in the fridge for a day. That’s right, these are the kind of sweet that gets better with age, transforming from something a little spongy (as many coconut flour baked goods are) into a chewy bite with a hearty crumb you can really sink your teeth into. One that’s laced with just the right amount of spice, not too much sweet, and surprise hunks of dark chocolate.

Ingredients

1 cup (packed) cooked, mashed sweet potato (225gm)
3 tablespoons (45gm) almond butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup (56gm) coconut flour
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
heaping 1/3 cup (45gm) chopped dark chocolate (70% or greater)

Instructions

 

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

In a food processor fitted with steel blade, blend together the sweet potato, almond butter, and maple syrup until smooth. Add eggs one a time, processing until smooth and scraping down the sides of the bowl with a spatula as needed. Add vanilla, spices and baking soda, and blend again.

Add coconut flour, and pulse to combine. The mixture will become thick and spongy. Add almond milk and process until smooth, stopping once or twice to scrape the sides of the bowl. Add chopped chocolate and pulse to combine.

Spray a 9×9" baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Pour the batter into the pan and spread into an even layer. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Cool and slice. Store the bars covered in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts:

Amount Per Serving
Calories 55.0
Total Fat 2.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.8 g
Cholesterol 22.2 mg
Sodium 37.6 mg
Potassium 72.3 mg
Total Carbohydrate 7.0 g
Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
Sugars 3.2 g
Protein 1.7 g

Cara Lyons, www.carascravings.com

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