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Sweet Potato Granola Bars [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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These deliciously yummy sweet potato granola bars are the perfect way to start your day or a quick snack when you're feeling run-down. They have an amazing balance of creamy and crunchy. The tahini, almond butter, and coconut oil make it stay together and also give it a delicious taste and the maple syrup gives it a lovely sweetness without being too overpowering. The cinnamon and cardamom give it a warming flavor that just balances everything out perfectly!

Sweet Potato Granola Bars [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

This Recipe is :

Vegan

Ingredients

For the Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 cup activated buckwheat groats
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup pistachios
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup goji berries
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

For the Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup hulled tahini
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 cardamom pods, seeds crushed
  • A pinch of salt

Preparation

  1. Add the nuts into a food processor and break them down into crunchy pieces. Set aside in a large bowl with the buckwheat, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, and goji berries.
  2. Boil water in a pot and add a steamer basket.
  3. Chop the sweet potato into pieces (leave the skin on) and add to the steamer basket and steam for about 10 minutes (the smaller the pieces, the quicker it’ll cook).
  4. When the sweet potato is nice and tender, add to a food processor and pulse into a creamy mash.
  5. In another bowl combine the rest of the wet ingredients and whisk until combined. Add the sweet potato mash and mix until it’s all combined. It should be a gorgeous and fragrant color now (beware not to eat the whole thing as is while taste testing). If the wet ingredients are too hard, you could lightly melt on a saucepan on low heat. You don’t want to bring it to a boil here, it’s just so everything combines.
  6. Line a baking tray with parchment. Add your caramel-like wet mixture to the large bowl with the dry ingredients, mix, and add to the baking tray. Use a spoon to smooth it out.
  7. Place in the fridge or freezer for about 20 minutes and cut into bars. Store in the fridge.

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Teffy Perk is all about inspiring the happiest and healthiest you through delicious and wholesome foods. Eating well is about having the vitality to take life to the fullest and embrace all it has to offer while feeling amazing and glowing both inside and out! Healthy eating shouldn't be stressful or hard, it should be deliciously easy and fun!


 

 



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18 comments on “Sweet Potato Granola Bars [Vegan, Gluten-Free]”

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Leanne Jurgens
6 Months Ago

Oh Kehley Muirhead


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Kehley Muirhead
08 Jan 2016

Oh dear lord. I need these

Sandra Snider
6 Months Ago

They look yummy, will have to try!!


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Annika Tofil
6 Months Ago

Oh yumm! I must try these! Thanks. Renee Brawley You will have to come over mine for a cuppa when I make them! x


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Renee Brawley
6 Months Ago

Annika Tofil these look delicious ✌️


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Sherri Mathura
6 Months Ago

Chantel Lavigne


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Jason Malek
6 Months Ago

Karly Clark Malek will u make this 4 me?


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Jason Malek
06 Jan 2016

There is another one.

Karly Clark Malek
06 Jan 2016

Where

Jason Malek
06 Jan 2016

Its vegan Steak

Lou Stanley
6 Months Ago

Want to make these Naomi Smith - to try and break this sugar addiction of mine!....


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Naomi Smith
06 Jan 2016

My friend made sweet potato brownies - I'm not convinced!

Primrose's Kitchen
6 Months Ago

These sound absolutely delicious, will certainly give them a try!


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Vegan World
6 Months Ago

Woow! I must share this one!


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Beatriz Betin
6 Months Ago

Liliane Oliveira, Fabi Forney


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