Sweet Potato Protein Bars + 6 Healthy Ways To Eat Sweet Potatoes

Gluten-free, grain-free protein bars that make the perfect post-workout snack.



  • 1 cup cooked, mashed sweet potato (approx 2 medium)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup nut butter
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt (I used whole milk)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2/3 cup protein powder (vanilla or chocolate)
  • Optional: chocolate chips to melt and drizzle.


  1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. (For a completely smooth batter you could use a blender but I just mash everything with a fork.)
  2. Add baking powder and protein powder and stir until well combined.
  3. Pour into a greased 9×9 baking pan (line the bottom with parchment paper for easy removal).
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 13-15 minutes.
  5. Let cool, slice into 8 bars and drizzle with chocolate if desired.