Recipe: Sweet Potato Apple Oat Bars

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these handy bars are one of my proudest achievements and a favourite regular bake. while the inclusion of sweet potato and heaps of warming spices gives them an autumnal feel, i couldn’t wait that long to share the recipe now it’s been perfected. the longer you have the details of this snack in your life the better. it’s super easy to put together and packed with nutritious and energising ingredients. top with a generous drizzle of dark chocolate once cooled to make for a more decadent version.

Processed with VSCO with f2 presetProcessed with VSCO with f2 presetingredients:

  • 4-5tbsp honey (or agave, maple, brown rice syrup)
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 cups oats
  • 1 cup pureed sweet potato**
  • 1 medium eating apple, grated
  • 2 tbsp linseed or chia
  • 1/2 cup raisins or sultanas
  • 1/2 cup nuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sunflower or pumpkin seeds
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1tsp ginger
  • 2tsp vanilla extract (optional)

*microwave or steam sweet potato (about 1 medium/ large or 3 small) until soft then blend. measure to yield 1 cup

method:

  1. preheat the oven to 180c and line a square or rectangular cake tin
  2. heat the syrup and coconut oil until just liquid, either on the stove or in the microwave
  3. combine with the remaining ingredients thoroughly ensuring everything is stirred and dispersed. you may need to add 2-3tbsp water if the mixture is a little stiff
  4. pile into your prepared tin and smooth down well, ensuring the mixture is tightly packed
  5. bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown, leave to cool for 10 minutes before slicing up and leaving to cool completely
  6. store in an airtight container for up to 4 days

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