Sweet Potato White Bean Bars

Sweet Potato White Bean Bars - stacked, on cooling rack and a bowl of beans

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These Sweet Potato White Bean Bars are perfect for breakfast or snack time. They’re kid-friendly, nut-free and full of fiber! 



1 (15 oz) can great northern beans (drained and rinsed)
3/4 cup cooked mashed sweet potato
2 eggs
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup oil (i use avocado oil)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
2/3 cup white whole wheat flour
1/4 cup hemp seeds (optional)
1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a food processor, combine beans, sweet potato, eggs, maple syrup, oil and vanilla. Process until smooth.
  3. Add cinnamon, baking soda, flour and hemp hearts and process until combined.
  4. Add chocolate chips and pulse a few times.
  5. Spoon into a 9×9 pan lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-22 minutes.
  7. Let cool, cut and serve. Store in the fridge.


  1. You could try cannellini beans or chickpeas but i think they have a stronger flavor than great northern beans.
  2. To cook the sweet potato I just stab several times with a knife, microwave 5-6 minutes and then cut open to let cool before mashing into the measuring cup.
  3. You could sub chia seeds or some ground flax for the hemp hearts.
  4. I haven’t tried any substitutions for the flour. You could try oat flour to make them gluten-free.