Sweet Potato White Bean Bars

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

Hi friends!

Meet my Sweet Potato White Bean Bars…my latest creation and a snack that all three of my kids enjoy. My neighbor recently ordered 6 russet potatoes in her grocery pickup order and since they were all out, they gave her 40 (yes forty) sweet potatoes instead. When she asked if I could use some, I knew a new recipe was in order.

If you’ve been around awhile, you may have already tried my White Bean Muffins. My youngest LOVES great northern beans so I’ve taken to stocking the pantry with them and after I made those muffins, I found they’re great for baking because they have a very mild flavor. They pair great with sweet potatoes!

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Sweet Potato White Bean Bars

I also love using sweet potatoes in baked goods. Have you tried my GF Sweet Potato Brownies , Sweet Potato Protein Cookies or Sweet Potato Banana Bites? I wanted to combine sweet potatoes and beans and I also wanted to make a snack that was nut-free (my white bean muffins have peanut butter in them).

So behold these bars! These were approved by all three of my kids. To be honest I was shocked that my older two liked them. But I’m not complaining. They prefer them warm so I usually warm them up in the microwave before serving. And my youngest ate half the pan after the first batch so I had to make a second batch to photograph for this post!

Sweet Potato White Bean Bars are the perfect addition to breakfast or lunch and also make a great snack. Plus they’re nut-free so they’re safe for school! Here’s how you make them:


Sweet Potato White Bean Bars

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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! 

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 bars 1x



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.

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