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Sweet Potato and Almond Butter Granola Bars

24 Oct

It’s that time of the month!  Secret Recipe Club time!!!  Where the heck did the month of October go??

This month WeHeartVegan was assigned Allie’s Clean Plate Club.  She has a great blog filled with a wide range of recipes from drinks (like homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream and tailgate margaritas) to breads to desserts to entrees and even to dog treats.  It was hard to choose a recipe, as usual!!

Finally I came across some granola bars she made called Aspen Power Bars.  I’ve always been meaning to make some granola bars, but I always put it off.  Now’s the time!!  Some changes were made to veganize this recipe and to follow Julie and my attempt at cutting/lowering our sugar intake!  So here it goes…

Sweet Potato and Almond Butter Granola Bars

Yields 18 bars

Dry ingredients:

1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

1/2 cup coconut flakes

1/2 tsp. pink Himalayan sea salt

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

2 tsp. maca (optional)

3/4 cup raw sunflower seeds

2 Tbsp. flax meal

4 Tbsp. (about 1 level scoop) Garden of Life raw vegan protein powder

2 Tbsp. coconut flour

1/2 cup golden raisins

Wet ingredients:

3 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted

1/4 cup brown rice syrup

1/2 cup raw almond butter

1 tsp. almond extract

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

5 Tbsp. sweet potato puree

Directions:

In a large mixing bowl combine all the dry ingredients.  Stir well to incorporate together.  Set aside.

In a smaller separate bowl, combine all the wet ingredients.  Stir well to blend.

Pour the wet ingredients over the dry; stir well with a wooden spoon being sure to combine everything thoroughly.

Press into a foil/parchment lined 11 by 7 inch baking dish.  Set aside on the counter or in the refrigerator to somewhat harden.

Flip out onto a cutting board.  Slice into 18 even bars; press gently with your fingers to shape.

Place onto a plate or in to a storage container.  Set in the refrigerator and be sure to enjoy when ever you have a hankering for something healthy and sweet!!



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