These delicious Sweet Potato Pie Bars have the perfect amount of spice and not too much sugar. They’re great for breakfast, snacks or dessert and kids of all ages love them!
It’s the season for baking and quite honestly I’ve never been much of a baker. I’ve always been able to easily follow other people’s baking recipes but I’ve never been one to come up with my own. Until recently that is! I’ve finally come up with a few different baking recipes that I’m able to adapt easily for most of what I want to make. These Sweet Potato Pie Bars are made using my favorite Healthy Oatmeal Cookie Recipe and they’re so good!
I had a really hard time choosing a name for this recipe. They’re kinda like sweet potato pie oatmeal bars and sweet potato crumb bars and I even tested them once with pumpkin butter instead of sweet potato, but I felt like sweet potato was more versatile and didn’t require as much added sweetener.
How To Make Sweet Potato Pie Bars
There are a few steps to this recipe but they’re all really easy!
- You start by making the oatmeal cookie/cumble dough. You reserve 1 cup of it for the top and then press the rest of it into the bottom of a large glass baking pan lined with parchment paper.
- Mix together sweet potato puree with corn starch, flour and pumpkin pie spice and then spread over the oatmeal cookie layer.
- Crumble the remaining oatmeal cookie batter over the top and bake.
This recipe is a little bit like pumpkin pie, in that it’s important to let it cool for a while before cutting into. The sweet potato layer needs a little while to set. If you cut into it early it will still taste delicious but might not say together quite as well. I usually make mine in the evening and then let them sit overnight in the refrigerator before enjoying.
Sweet Potato Pie Bar Recipe
This Sweet Potato Pie Bar Recipe is not super sweet. I made it with my two young children in mind so I only sweetened
the oatmeal cookie recipe with 3/4 cup of coconut sugar. I also ended up using sweet potato puree instead of pumpkin because it’s naturally sweeter and doesn’t require as much added sweetener to taste good.
We enjoy these Sweet Potato Pie Bars for breakfast, snacks and dessert! If you want them a little sweeter you could always add some extra sweetener to the oatmeal cookie recipe, sweet potato puree or top with a little vanilla ice cream or maple syrup 🙂
See exactly how I make these Sweet Potato Pie Bars!
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup softened coconut oil
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon flax meal mixed with 2 1/2 tablespoons water)
- 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- Sweet Potato Filling:
- 2 cups sweet potato puree
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a medium sized bowl, mix together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, cream together the coconut oil and coconut sugar. Next, add the vanilla, almond milk and flax egg and beat again.
- Pour the dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix until the dough is crumbly in texture but holds together when you squeeze it between your fingers. Add the oats and mix again just until oats are mixed in.
- Add all sweet potato filling ingredients to a small bowl and mix until combined.
- Set aside 1 cup of the cookie batter. Press the remaining cookie batter into the bottom of the parchment lined pan. Pour sweet potato mixture over top and smooth until it forms an even layer. Use your fingers to evenly sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of cookie dough crumbles on top and then bake until cooked through, 30-35 minutes.
- Let Sweet Potato Pie Bars cool for at least an hour, overnight in the refrigerator is best. Slice into desired sizes and enjoy!
Nutrtional information is for 16 bars