PB Sweet Potato Oatmeal Bites
These 3 ingredient PB sweet potato oatmeal bites make the perfect portable snack. Soft, chewy, and filling, these vegan bites pack in lots of protein and nutrition.
Being able to transport peanut butter is convenient for long road trips, workouts, or really any time you feel hungry. You can make 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies to make the peanut butter more portable, or you can make these lower sugar 3 ingredient PB sweet potato oatmeal bites.
These quick and easy bites come together in less than 30 minutes. Plus, they're totally customizable, and you can mess with the quantities however you'd like. Want higher calorie bites? Add more peanut butter. Want a lighter snack? Use less peanut butter. Allergic to peanuts? Leave it out, and make sweet potato oatmeal cookies.
- 1 large sweet potato (about 1 heaping cup mashed)
- 1 heaping cup of peanut butter
- 1 heaping cup of oatmeal
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Wash the sweet potato. Stab the sweet potato with a knife. Put the sweet potato into a large microwaveable bowl. Add about a centimeter of water, and microwave for 8-10 minutes until the sweet potato is cooked.
- When the sweet potato is cool enough to handle, peel and mash the sweet potato.
- Add the peanut butter, mashed sweet potato, and oatmeal to a large bowl. Stir well to combine.
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Divide the dough equally onto the baking sheet.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes until solid.
- Serve immediately. Leftovers keep well in the fridge for a few days.
For a much lazier version, you can just make peanut butter sweet potato. Microwave the sweet potato and add peanut butter - no baking required. The quantities are completely flexible, and you can leave out any one of the ingredients.
- Peanut butter: Adds richness and structure. I used Jif creamy peanut butter. Substituting any nut butter would work. If you omit the peanut butter, you get sweet potato oat cookies.
- Sweet potato: Adds sweetness. Substituting mashed banana or applesauce would work. If you substitute something less sweet, such as pumpkin or butternut squash, you may want to add sugar. If you omit the sweet potato, you get peanut oat cookies, similar to these three ingredient peanut butter cookies.
- Oatmeal: Adds texture and nutrition. I used traditional oats. Substituting quick oats would work. Substituting steel cut oats would be too hard to chew. You can increase the quantity to about 2 cups if you want more texture. If you omit the oats, you get these flourless sweet potato brownies without the chocolate.
Step by Step Photos
Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. The time it takes to make microwave sweet potato is about the same as the time it takes to heat up the oven.
For a no bake version, you could try chilling the PB sweet potato oatmeal bites overnight in the fridge, similarly to how you would make overnight oats.
Microwave and mash the sweet potato. You can see this post on microwave sweet potato for more detailed step by step photos. tldr: stab the sweet potato, don't burn yourself.
You don't need to be terribly precise with the measurements. It's most convenient to use equal quantities of sweet potato, peanut butter, and oats so you can reuse the measuring cup.
Add the peanut butter, mashed sweet potato, and oatmeal to a large bowl. I ended up with about 1 and 1/3 cups of mashed sweet potato, so I added 1 heaping cup of peanut butter and 1 heaping cup of oats.
Stir well to combine. The dough doesn't look very appetizing, but it's quite tasty, and the baked version is also quite tasty.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil - this makes the cleanup easy. Divide the dough equally onto the baking sheet. I ended up with 18 PB sweet potato oatmeal bites.
Bake for 13-15 minutes until solid. The bake time is also flexible. The main goal is just to soften the oatmeal and make the bites more stable.
Serve immediately. Leftovers keep well in the fridge for a few days. The ingredients aren't perishable, so you could probably get away with leaving them at room temperature.
Nutrition facts are for 1 PB sweet potato bite assuming you use 1 and 1/3 cup of everything (peanut butter, sweet potato, and oatmeal).
PB Sweet Potato Oatmeal Bites Nutrition
|Amount Per Serving|
% Daily Value
Total Fat 10.0g
Saturated Fat 2.1g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Total Carbohydrates 12.2g
Dietary Fiber 2.1g
Vitamin A 33%
Vitamin C 2%
Nutrition facts created using Food Parser.
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