Sweet Potato Chai Masala Oat Bar – Almond Cow

Sweet Potato Chai Masala Oat Bar

Recipe by Haile @hailethomas

With sweet potatoes, apples, and a fragrant mix of spices, this rich and wholesome bar is the perfect afternoon snack or treat, inspired by Autumn flavors. Ample fiber from the sweet potatoes and apples plus healthy fats from walnuts will keep you full and satisfied, without the sugar crash that accompanies many sweet treats. A drizzle of coconut whip is the perfect topping for these oat bars makes them look fancy enough for any dinner party or fall event!

Sweet Potato Chai Masala Oat Bar

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup chopped, toasted walnuts
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • Pinch saffron
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 ¼ cup plant milk of choice (such as walnut oat milk)
  • ¼ cup mashed sweet potato
  • ½ cup pulp (wet walnut oat)
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 2 flax eggs (1 tbsp ground flax meal mixed with 3 tbps water and rest 10 min per egg)
  • 1 ½ tbsp melted and cooled vegan butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 medium apples, chopped and divided
  • 2 tsp coconut sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 F and line a 9 inch baking dish with parchment paper. In medium/large bowl combine oats, toasted walnuts, and all spices, and stir to combine. In small bowl, mix plant-milk, mashed sweet potato, pulp, maple syrup, flax eggs, melted butter, and vanilla. Add sweet potato mixture to oat mixture and stir well. Add half of the apples, mixing to combine. Pour oat mixture into prepared baking dish and spread evenly Evenly scatter remaining apples on top, sprinkling with a couple tsp coconut sugar Bake 50-60 minutes. Allow to fully cool at room temp, then top with coconut whip. Keeps in fridge, covered, for 3-4 days.