Monday, September 6, 2010

Sweet Potato Breakfast Granola Squares

School starts tomorrow for my kids! Sometimes breakfast can be hectic on the first day so I came up with this very healthy recipe!  You can trade out the almond milk for any kind of milk.  And the almond butter for real butter if you like.  I am so happy with how these squares turned out!  Even my son who hates sweet potato likes them! 

Sweet Potato Breakfast Granola Squares 
  • 1 large sweet potato (baked and mashed)
  • 1/2 c. almond milk
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2  c. maple syrup
  • 2 Tbls. coconut butter
  • 2 c. old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 c. nuts, seeds, coconut(chopped)
  • 1/2  c. dried fruit(chopped)

  1. Combine sweet potato, almond milk, maple syrup with cinnamon, and nutmeg.  I used a blender but you could mix it to.
  2. Add the oats, nuts, seeds, coconut and dried fruit to the mix.
  3. Press the mix evenly into a greased 8x10 pan.
  4. Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Before cutting, cool completely.
  5. Enjoy!

Sweet potatoes are rich in Vitamin A (betacarotene) and Vitamin C. Both Vitamins A and C are powerful antioxidants that work in the body to remove free radicals, these free radicals are chemicals that damage cells.

21 comments:

Beatriz Nahuz said...

Great idea to start kids off with a healthy breakfast - or a treat after school.

shopannies said...

love the fact that it has sweet potatoes in something they most definetly love. Granola bars are a stand by at our house and therefore they are eaten I love the fact that sweet potatoes are so good for them providing extra energy as well

Laura said...

That looks super yum! What a great breakfast. If I just don't say anything about the sweet potatoes...

The Crap Blog Detective said...

Those bricks look horrible!!

Jamie said...

We love sweet potato fries so I'd imagine we'd like these too!
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Beneath the Acacia Tree

Dallas said...

Yummy! I'll definitely give these a try!

Olivia said...

I love these! I'm going to have to try these!

Chaplain Donna said...

Your kids are going to be off to a great start! How thoughtful and it really makes a difference in the kids day. What a good mom you are!

Eastlyn and co. said...

I bet dried apples would compliment these quite well. Is the second to last ingredient an either or thing or 1/2 cup each? Guess I could always experiment.
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Angie said...

Hi Eastlyn
It is a half cup all together.

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

School starts for my kids too, today! I'm homeschooling all 3 of them!

These bars look great! I'm totally saving the recipe, thanks!

Sandy said...

Hey! I found your blog on Mama M's date of the week! I love your blog...right up my alley!

Vicki said...

I was just thinking this morning after standing at the stove making oats that I needed to find a breakfast oat bar recipe. This would be perfect since we love sweet potatoes. I've never heard of coconut butter though. I'd leave the dried fruit out probably.

Thanks for the recipe!!!

MarieElizabeth said...

These sound wonderful, I can't wait to try them out. I'm always looking for new healthy ideas.

Your hubby said...

You mean we weren't supposed to eat all those? They were for the kids lunches??? :)

Gina said...

Durn, these look good. i love sweet potatoes!

Hannah said...

Granola bars are really healthy and not only that, they're sinfully delicious!

Lisa said...

Yum, I love sweet potatoes so I know that I'd enjoy these granola bars.

eatgreek.net said...

excellent recipe!!! well done!!! :D

briarrose said...

Tasty. Interesting use of sweet potato...I wouldn't have thought to add that in.

Rhinoplasty Los Angeles said...

Quite a good mix of the odds...nuts a very good for children and they love the sweet taste in the mouth too.Could something be done about the color?My daughter does not eat what does not appeal in color?