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Sweet Potato Buttermilk Bars
Source: Vegetable Desserts ~ Beyond Carrot Cake & Pumpkin Pie, by Elisabeth Schafer & Jeannette L. Miller, RD

A moist bar with the rich flavor of sweet potato and molasses.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Makes 54 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 49.4
Total Carbs 7.4 g
Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
Sugars 2.6 g
Total Fat 1.9 g
Saturated Fat 0.7 g
Unsaturated Fat 0.6 g
Potassium 66.8 mg
Protein 0.8 g
Sodium 40.1 mg
Dietary Exchanges
1/2 Fat , 1/2 Fruits , 1/2 Other Carbs , 1/2 Starch
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Note: One or more ingredients from this recipe are not included in the nutritional analysis above. Either the ingredient is missing from our database or is listed as "optional" in the recipe.
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1 each  cooking spray
0 1/2 cup  Shortening, vegetable
0 1/4 cup  sugar
1 each  eggs
0 1/2 cup  molasses
8 oz  Sweet Potatoes, dark orange, fresh, 5", USDA Commodity Commodity
1 tsp  grated orange peel
1 cup  white all purpose flour
0 1/2 tsp  baking soda
1 tsp  low sodium baking powder
0 1/2 tsp  salt
1 tsp  ground ginger
1 cup  whole wheat flour
0 1/4 cup  low fat buttermilk
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray and set aside. Cream the shortening and sugar. Add egg and beat thoroughly. Add molasses, sweet potato, and orange rind.
  2. Sift together the all-purpose flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and ginger. Stir in whole wheat flour.
  3. Add dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk to the sweet potato mixture, starting and ending with flour mixture. Spread in prepared pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. While warm, cut into 54 bars (9 by 6).

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