This sweet potato quick bread is flavorful, lightly sweetened, incredibly moist (but not gluey), and even healthy! It’s made with 100% whole-wheat flour, olive oil and is naturally sweetened.
- 1 ¾ cups whole wheat pastry flour (6 ¼ ounces;180 grams)
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon dried ginger
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup sweet potato purée
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup coconut sugar or regular cane sugar
- ⅓ cup buttermilk
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- 1 ½ teaspoons dried rosemary (optional), crumbled
- ½ cup dried cranberries
Grain and Seed Topping
Heat oven to 350°F.
Coat a 8½ × 4½-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray. Line pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two sides.
Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, ginger, salt and nutmeg; set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk together sweet potato purée, eggs, sugar, buttermilk, oil, and rosemary.
Add flour mixture to sweet potato mixture and mix just until combined; fold in cranberries.
Scrape batter into prepared pan and smooth top.
Combine pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, oats, turbinado sugar, and sea salt; sprinkle evenly over top of batter.
Bake bread until dark brown on top and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 55–65 minutes.
Let bread cool completely in pan set on a wire rack.
How to store sweet potato bread: store sweet potato bread at room temperature wrapped in foil or in a zipper-lock bag for up to 3 days.
How to make sweet potato purée: prick the surface of two medium sweet potatoes with a fork. Arrange on a foil-lined baking sheet and roast in the oven at 425-degrees for 50–60 minutes until a steak knife easily slides into potato. Let cool slightly, then peel and discard (or snack on!) skins. Transfer potato flesh to a food processor or blender and process until completely smooth.
- Serving Size: 1 slice
- Calories: 269
- Sugar: 14g
- Sodium: 362mg
- Fat: 10g
- Saturated Fat: 1.7g
- Carbohydrates: 38g
- Fiber: 4g
- Protein: 5g
- Cholesterol: 41mg
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