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Sweet Potato Blondie Bars

  One of the best things about fall is that once the baking bug bites, there are all the wonderful fall flavors to explore. And right now, I’m obsessed with all things sweet potato. If you love sweet potatoes as much as I do, there’s…

Sweet Potato Blondie Bars | www.kitchenconfidante.com | An autumn treat you can enjoy with less guilt!
Sweet Potato Blondie Bars

Sweet Potato Blondie Bars | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Sweet Potato Blondies are an autumn treat you can enjoy with less guilt!

 

One of the best things about fall is that once the baking bug bites, there are all the wonderful fall flavors to explore. And right now, I’m obsessed with all things sweet potato. If you love sweet potatoes as much as I do, there’s no reason to wait until Thanksgiving! I’ve been putting them in just about everything: bread, cakes, cookies and pretty much anything that could use a taste of autumn. So why not blondies?

 

Sweet potatoes are already loaded with nutrients and helps to make treats a little bit healthier, but baking with Born Sweet® Zing™ Baking Blend makes it easer to enjoy all the baked goodies we are craving once the cooler weather arrives. The unique combination of stevia leaf extract and cane sugar makes it ideal for baking, and what I especially love is that it adds a flavor that works with all kinds of baked treats! And with fewer calories per serving, these are blondies that I would actually eat for breakfast!

 

If you’ve never baked with roasted sweet potatoes, it’s easier than you think. Of course, you can roast the sweet potatoes in the oven, but between you and me, I think the microwave is quicker and simpler. Simply poke a few holes in the sweet potatoes with a fork, and let the microwave do its work – about 5-8 minutes on high should do, or if your microwave has the baked potato function, even better. Once the sweet potatoes are tender to the touch, simply half, scoop out the flesh from the skin, and mash.

With the sweet potatoes, these blondie bars are sweet and almost pumpkin-like, and mixed with chocolate chips and currants, it’s a fall treat you can totally indulge in!

 

 

What kind of treats will you bake using Born Sweet® Zing™ Baking Blend

Sweet Potato Blondies

Serves 16 | Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 30 minutes

An autumn treat you can enjoy with less guilt!

Ingredients

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup butter, room temperature

1/2 cup Zing™ Baking Blend

2 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 cup mashed sweet potatoes (about 1 small sweet potato)

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup currants

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350° F. Prepare an 8×8 pan, lining it with parchment paper and spraying with cooking spray.

Sift flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and Zing™ Baking Blend until light and fully. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing thoroughly with each addition. Add vanilla extract and mashed sweet potatoes and mix thoroughly.

Add the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Mix in chocolate chips and currants.

Spread in prepared pan, smoothing top with a spatula. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick is clean.

Cool on a wire rack, then cut into squares. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Comments

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  1. Angel+Jacklyn

    Ii found a crepes with yogurt topping recipe on the zing baking blend website that looks good

    Reply
  2. Norma

    I’d try it in your recipe!  Never thought of sweet potatoes for a brownie!

    Reply
  3. Kathryn C

    #SweepstakesEntry I would bake zucchini bread, banana bread and also Lintzer tart cookies

    KC

    Reply
  4. Whitney+Bellows

    I sent out a tweet: https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/660519163962654720

    Reply
  5. Whitney Bellows

    Id like to try and make some banana nut bread with Zing

    Reply
  6. Debbie B

    i would like to make chocolate chip cookies with Zing baking blend

    Reply
  7. Henria O.

    I will probably make some blueberry, almond and flax seed muffins.
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

    Reply
  8. angie

    mmmmm I would love to make cinnamon rolls using this stuff!  Perfect for a cool fall morning!

    Reply
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