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Overheat photograph of sweet potato bread with nuts and seeds on top, set on white parchment paper.

Sweet Potato Bread

  • Author: Lauren
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1¼ hours
  • Yield: 1 loaf (8 slices) 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

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.


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Ingredients

Grain and Seed Topping

  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds 
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds 
  • 1 tablespoon old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • ½ teaspoon flaked sea salt

Instructions

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.



Notes

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.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 269
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Sodium: 362mg
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 41mg

Keywords: Sweet potato bread, healthy quick bread, whole wheat bread, quick bread

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