Sweet Potato Bars

Let’s make sweet potato bars!


  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ¼ cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 ¼ cups quick-cooking oatmeal (not instant)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  1. Scrub sweet potatoes under running water. Poke holes in potatoes with a fork. Cook in the microwave for about 15 minutes. Let cool completely.
  2. Remove skins of potatoes. Place sweet potato and sugar in large mixing bowl: mash until smooth.
  3. Add oil, yogurt, and egg to the sweet potato mixture; mix thoroughly.
  4. In another bowl, measure and mix flours, oatmeal, baking soda, and spices; mix well.
  5. Add dry ingredient mixture to sweet potato mixture; stir just enough to combine.
  6. Add chocolate chips and stir to mix.
  7. Spray baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Pour batter into pan; smooth out batter evenly in pan and place pan on middle rack in oven.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool for 8-10 minutes.
  9. Cut into bars (4 cuts by 8 cuts) and remove from pan. Cool before serving.