Sweet Potato Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars (or Cookies)

Serves 24

2 cups flour
2 cups oatmeal (uncooked)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 2/3 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup oil
1 cup cooked mashed sweet potato
3/4 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Mix flour, oatmeal, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add brown sugar and mix again. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, stir until fully mixed. Mix in chocolate chips until evenly distributed throughout dough. Drop onto a well-greased cookie sheet and spread into a well-greased aluminum pan. (If making cookies, flatten slightly because they don’t spread much). Bake for about 30minutes. Adjust time depending on if you want a chewy or crunchy texture. (Bake for 16 minutes if making cookies.) Let cool, then cut into individual bars. (Transfer cookies using spatula)

Optional: These can be customized by adding nuts, dried fruits, or different types of chocolate.

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