There’s something about cold weather and comforting foods… or in the case of these fun and festive bars, spices.
I love spices. All spices. The more the better, and the more is what I want.
If we’re talking sweet things and spices, I’m a huge fan of chai spices, pumpkin spices, mulling spices, and gingerbread spices. I think the common theme amongst all of those would be a little cinnamon and a little ginger- both of which I love.
So, in the spirit of warm, comforting foods making their way into Wintery days, I baked up some gingerbread spices, pumpkin puree, sweet potato, and coconut flour. These are moist, delicious, low sugar, also low-glycemic, high in fiber, low in fat, sweetly spiced, and dotted with mini dairy-free chocolate chips.
Winter just couldn’t get better than these…
Paleo Sweet Potato Gingerbread Bars
Makes an 8×8 glass Pyrex pan, servings will vary. Gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free, and Paleo.
- 1 cup steamed and mashed sweet potato (or pumpkin or other squash puree)
- 3/4 cup egg whites, or 2 whole eggs
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup Stevia Baking Blend, or 1/4 cup liquid sweetener of choice
- 1/2 – 1 cup almond milk or water
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 1/2 tsp gingerbread spice (*recipe below)
- chocolate chips, as many as you’d like (for dairy-free use Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a large bowl, mix together the sweet potato and egg whites.
Add to the potato-egg mixture, the coconut flour starting with only 1/2 cup, 1/2 cup water, Stevia baking blend, baking soda, sea salt, and spices. Stir to incorporate, slowly adding coconut flour and water, until you have a creamy batter, not too watery but not too dry or crumbly.
Stir in chocolate chips.
*Gingerbread Spice Mix:
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tbsp allspice
- 1/2 tbsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tbsp ground cloves
For the best flavor, use all freshly ground spices. Grinding spices yourself will ensure the absolute best taste.
Just make ’em.
And then go enter the CORE Foods giveaway. Or make them after, I’m not picky.
And have a great day. 🙂