Sweet Potato Oatmeal Chocolate Chip 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


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Scrub sweet potatoes under running water. Poke holes in potatoes with a fork. Cook in the microwave for about 15 minutes. Let cool completely.

3. Remove skins of potatoes. Place sweet potato and sugar in large mixing bowl; mash until smooth.

4. Add oil, yogurt and egg to the sweet potato mixture; mix thoroughly.

5. In another bowl, measure and mix flours, oatmeal, baking soda and spices; mix well.

6. Add dry ingredient mixture to sweet potato mixture; stir just enough to combine.

7. Add chocolate chips and stir to mix.

8. 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.

9. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool for 8-10 minutes.

10. Cut into bars (4 cuts by 8 cuts) and remove from pan. Cool before serving.