Vegan Sweet Potato Pie Bars. Spiced Sweet Potato Pie layered over cinnamony Snickerdoodle crust. Make this into a pie for decadent holiday dessert. Gluten-free option Jump to Recipe
These sweet potato pie bars are easy and great for fall and holidays. They are a great snack or dessert. The crust is a simple cinnamony flour and sugar mix pressed together and prebaked. The crust reminds me of snickerdoodle cookies and works amazingly. The crust is topped with well spiced sweet potato puree. Maple syrup and coconut sugar make up the sweeteners.
These delicious vegan sweet potato pie bars can be served as is or with whipped coconut cream or ice cream. This recipe makes just the right amount to treat before the main event. Double it up and bake into a pie! These can be easily made with pumpkin or other squash puree. Do you like sweet potato or pumpkin in your pies and pie bars?
More holiday treats and desserts
- Pumpkin Pecan Crumb Cake.
- One bowl Pumpkin Bread
- Pumpkin Cinnamon rolls
- Gluten-free Pumpkin cinnamon Rolls with pumpkin caramel. GF Yeast free
- 1 bowl pumpkin cream cheese muffins
- Sweet Potato Blondies. GF
Just a few ingredients in these decadent pie bars. You can use the same 1 Bowl. Mix up the crust and transfer to the pan, then use the same bowl to mix the sweet potato layer!
Make the cinnamon crust mix. Line a pan and drop the mixture into the pan.
Press using your hands until the mixtures sticks. Even it out. Bake for 8 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix the sweet potato mixture until well combined. Take the crust out of the oven and spread the sweet potato mixture.
Bake until set. Cool for 15 minutes, then remove from the pan. Chill for at least an hour, then slice. Serve as is or with whipped coconut cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.
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Sweet Potato Pie Bars with Cinnamony Crust
- 1/2 cup (56 g) almond flour
- 1/2 cup (62.5 g) flour , I use unbleached white. Use oat flour or gluten-free blend to make gluten-free
- 1/4 tsp (0.25 tsp) salt
- 1/3 tsp (0.33 tsp) cinnamon
- 3.5 tbsp coconut sugar or use any fine grain sugar of choice
- 2.5 to 3 tbsp oil , organic safflower or other neutral
Sweet potato layer:
- 1 1/4 cup (12.35 oz) sweet potato puree , or use pure pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup (2.84 oz) maple syrup
- 5 tsp (2 tbsp) starch , cornstarch or arrowroot starch
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice , or use 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground ginger, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, a pinch of cloves
- 1/2 tsp (0.5 tsp) vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp (0.13 tsp) salt
- 1 tbsp oil , organic safflower or other neutral
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a loaf pan with parchment such that the parchment strip is hanging over the edge (see pics). Make the Crust: Add all the ingredients except oil in a bowl and mix well. Add 2 tbsp of oil and mix in with a spoon or your hand. Add more oil a tsp at a time to mix in until the crust starts to stick to make fat crumbs.
- Transfer mixture to the loaf pan (a stoneware or glass pan works better to keep the crust more shortbread like and reduce overbrowning). Press it down to form a well packed and even crust. Bake for 8 to 10 mins.
- Mix everything under the sweet potato layer until well combined. Pour over the baked crust. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes until the top is well set.
- Let it cool for 15 minutes, then gently remove from the pan. Chill for atleast an hour before slicing. Longer chilling time (a few hours) makes for a better set top and much more spiced and buttery flavor profile. Serve as is or with a dollop of vegan vanilla ice cream or whipped coconut cream and a dusting of pumpkin pie spice.
These bars are outstanding! I made this recipe because I had a sweet potato that was on its way out. I’m not really a fan of sweet potato pie so I didn’t expect to really love these bars… but love them I did! The crust is so yummy. The thickness of it is perfect. It makes for a much better ratio of crust to filling than you get with pie. A+++
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new sweet potato fan!
Your site is my go-to! Do you have a (ideally non-sugar as my hub is diabetic) sub for the maple syrup? Can I use non-dairy milk or yoghurt?
Thanks so much!
Yes omit it and use only half the amount of non dairy yogurt
Almond flour doesn’t agree with me. Can I replace it with, say, oat flour?
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sure yes, but it absorbs moisture more than almond so you’ll have to use a little more oil to form the crust.
Thanks a lot 🙂
does this do ok sitting out for a bit or does it depend on refrigeration to hold up?
So delicious! The whole family loved it!
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A delicious great flavor a keeper
Loved the recipe- needed to modify slightly. Used all oat flour, honey instead of maple syrup. And coconut oil. It came together great- loved every bite! Used whipped almond cream- Delicious
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Your addition sounds extra creamy and delicious! Thanks for stopping by!
I was wondering if I could substitute the almond flour for coconut flour?
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yes, but it absorbs moisture more than almond so you’ll have to use a little more oil to form the crust.
I had a left over roasted sweet potato, and I was considering making sweet potato brownies until I found this recipe. These are delicious, and I highly recommend! Hubby approves too. I will definitely make these again.
ive just made these gluten free – but didnt watch video before making – now i have watched it my puree is much more saucy then yours ie more like a thick batter -i am leaving in fridge overnight in the hope it will set!!! i used fresh pumpkin puree from my pumpkin maybe thats the issue?
they should set on chilling. if not, next time use more starch.
they kind of set – not solid but not runny kinda soft – next time i wont puree quite so much !!!! the base is lovely !
Sooooo good!!!! As soon as they were chilled they were eaten!!! Tastes great with non dairy yoghurt.
I loved the taste, but my crust fell apart in crumbs when I cut it. Do you have any idea what I did wrong?
The sugar or almond flour might have been too mealy, as in larger texture. Let the bars sit overnight. The moisture from the sweet potato should soften the crust a bit and bind it better. For the next time, pulse the almond flour and sugar in a blender to make a finer meal and then use.
I made the slices this afternoon, they’re sooo yummy and healthy! My girl tried some and she loved them. We avoid processed food at home so I love your recipes !
My friend made these and they were the bomb!!
A question though, is there a reason for using a loaf pan? Can I double the recipe and use a wider pan but not as high on sides? Wanting more at one time.
the written amount fits a loaf pan well. you dont need to use one 🙂
yes double for a pie panor brownie pan
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How can I turn this into a pie? How would I change the measurements for the ingredients for the crust and sweet potato layer (filling)?
Double everything for the crust. For the filling use 2 1/4 cup sweet potato puree, 3 tbsp cornstarch, 1/3 cup maple syrup, 2 tbsp sugar. You can add a 1/4 cup non dairy cream for creamier pie.
Hi Richa, this recipe looks amazing! I was thinking of substituting whole wheat flour or the white flour. Is that something that you have tried? What are your thoughts?
yes it should work just fine
wot is your recommended gluten free blend to sub out standard flour? thk u
I usually use a mix of almond flour oat flour and starch. Equal quantities.
Have you made these the night before serving them? And if so, what was the best way to store them so they didn’t sweat? Thank you in advance.
Yes i usually make these ahead since they need the chill time for a great texture and flavor. Let the bars cool completely and refrigerate them uncovered for an hour or so and then cover them. This allows the residual moisture or condensation to evaporate.
The recipe was so good that I made it twice in one day.
Made these with my children, though the recipe is so easy they (9 &5) could have done it alone. We used pumpkin and they turned out amazing. Love that the sugar is low. Was delicious for breakfast. We will definitely be putting these into regular rotation.
yay! so fun! so these are super kid-friendly. Can make the bars and they also love them!
Hi! I love your website and have tried several recipes.
Since I am from Germany and sweet potato puree isn`t really a thing here, can I make it myself? Do you have a good recipe so I don’t have to buy it canned?
Thanks a lot and greetings from Berlin,
You can bake, boil or steam teh sweet potatoes until tender.r I like to boil them about 10 minutes (depends on the size of the chopped pieces). Mash them really well. Once mashed, you want to add some non dairy milk (1 to 3 tbsp per cup) into the mash to make the consistency more like a puree or a loose smooth mash, then use it.
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Way to sneak in some Vitamin A! Anyways, I love that sweet potato can be used for almost anything nowadays. I’m pretty obsessed with sweet potatoes! These bars look so decadent that I would have never guessed that sweet potato was included in the recipe!
Richa, I don’t usually comment before I make your recipes, but these look too good to wait on. Looking forward to making these; I’m sure my family will love them!! Thanks for the recipe.
This looks so amazing! What can I use instead of almond flour? We have severe tree nut and peanut allergies.
sun flower seed flour? or use more flour and a bit more oil. it would be like a pie crust
Can applesauce or something else be used as a substitute for oil?
You can use this almond crust without the oil https://www.veganricha.com/2014/11/vegan-chocolate-pumpkin-pie-with-almond-crust-gluten-free.html and omit the oil from the pie layer.
Same question for the crust. Can 2-3 tbsp nut butter (without added oil etc.) be a substitute too? I think the chocolate pie crust could be to dry for this, because it’s thicker.
Yes nut butter should work. You might need a bit more. The crust will puff up a bit with the nut butter but overall should be fine.