Paleo Sweet Potato Bars
These Paleo Sweet Potato Bars are made with mashed sweet potato, almond flour and topped with a sweet maple almond drizzle.
for the bars:
- 3/4 cup sweet potato mashed* **
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Topping: 1/4 cup walnuts chopped and 2 tbsp pepitas
for the glaze:
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
Preheat oven to 350°. Grease an 8x8 baking dish OR line it with parchment paper and set aside.
Combine mashed sweet potato, egg, almond butter, and syrup in a bowl; then, add flour, baking powder and cinnamon and stir to combine.
Scoop mixture into your baking dish, using a rubber spatula or spoon to smooth batter out, then add the walnuts and pepitas, using your hands to gently press them into the top of the batter.
Bake bars for approximately 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
While bars are making, make the glaze: simply whisk almond butter and syrup together.
Drizzle the bars with the glaze after cutting and before serving.
*make sure to peel the skin off the sweet potato before cooking
**I recommend cooking 2 sweet potatoes and then mashing. You may have some leftover, but it's better to have leftover mashed potatoes than not enough!