Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Date Bars

You can always count on Living Without Magazine to come up with some delicious sounding recipes. This is especially true during the holiday season.

Today’s featured recipe is Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Date Bars.  If you love Sweet Potatoes, you will love these bars!!

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Date Bars

Recipe Type: Holiday Dessert Bars
Author: Living Without
Serves: 20 bats
Ingredients
  • ½ cup unsalted butter or dairy-free butter alternative
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • ½ cup cooked sweet potato or pumpkin puree*
  • ½ cup coconut milk or milk of choice
  • 2 eggs (or 1½ teaspoons egg replacer mixed with 2 tablespoons warm water)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1¼ cups gluten-free High-Fiber Flour Blend
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot (omit if using 2 eggs)
  • 1 teaspoon guar gum or xanthan gum
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup gluten-free quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup chopped dates, raisins or dried cherries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 10-inch square pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixer bowl, cream butter, brown sugar and molasses.
  3. On low speed, beat in sweet potato puree, milk, eggs (or egg replacer mixture) and vanilla.
  4. In a separate bowl, add all dry ingredients except oats and dates. Whisk to combine well.
  5. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mixing until batter is smooth. Turn off mixer.
  6. Stir in oats, blending well with a spatula. Then fold in dates, mixing just until they are evenly distributed throughout the batter.
  7. Press batter into prepared pan. Smooth with a wet spatula.
  8. Place in preheated oven and bake 40 to 45 minutes. During the final 30 minutes, loosely cover the pan with foil. When done, cake tester or toothpick will come out clean. Let cool before cutting into squares. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired, or top with a dollop of your favorite whipped topping.

 

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