Sweet Potato Bread. A moist and delicious bread that is perfect for breakfast, snack or dessert.
A friend of mine made it and I have become a little obsessed. It’s SO yummy and my little one even loves it!
My husband and I were thinking of something to make for my son’s upcoming birthday. He likes sweets, but he never finishes a cookie, a piece of cake or a cupcake. (whhaaaat?…)
So we have been thinking, what should we make that he’d want to eat? Not that he’ll actually remember this birthday because he’s turning 2…but still, you have to celebrate your birthday eating something delicious! So we decided to make a side of this sweet potato bread for him and, of course, a mini cake for everyone else!
This bread can be made in one bowl. Easy. And did I mention less dishes? Win for everyone.
All you need are sweet potatoes (cooked), coconut oil, pure vanilla extract, eggs, sugar (optional if you want to have no refined sugar), maple syrup, cinnamon, flour, baking soda and a pinch of salt.
How to Cook Sweet Potatoes (just in case you need this):
Cooking sweet potatoes is simple. Pierce all around the potato with a fork. Cook at 400 degrees F for 1 hour. Pierce with fork to see if tender throughout. If not cook for longer. Remove from oven when done and allow to cool. Once cooled, remove the “meat” of the potato into a bowl.
In a large bowl, mash up cooked sweet potatoes. Mix together with coconut oil, sugar, and maple syrup. Then add pure vanilla extract, eggs, and cinnamon. Add in flour(s) (I used both all purpose and whole wheat flour because I like the taste. Plus, using whole wheat flour helps to cut down on sweetness and adds a tab bit more fiber.), baking soda and salt. Mix until just combined.
Pour into a greased 9×5 baking dish. Cook in preheated 350 degrees F oven for about 30 minutes. More time may be need depending on your oven. Be sure to make sure a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.
This delicious Sweet Potato Bread is best when served warm. But really any temperature is yummy! Enjoy as is or with a drizzle of maple syrup, honey, or even some peanut butter. Simple, delicious and a healthier snack!
If you need other Fallish breakfast or healthier snack/dessert ideas (because who doesn’t love Fall?), check out my Pear Apple Oatmeal Crisp and Pumpkin Peanut Butter Oat No Bake Bars! More deliciousness to go around! Hope you enjoy them, friends!
Sweet Potato Bread
A healthier sweet and tasty bread. Perfect for breakfast, snack or dessert.
- 2 cups sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed*
- 1/4 cup sugar**
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, mix together mashed sweet potatoes, coconut oil, sugar, and maple syrup.
Stir in eggs, vanilla extract, and cinnamon.
Add in flours, baking soda, and salt. Mix together until just combined.
Pour into a greased 9x5 inch baking pan.
Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted. (Cooking times may vary depending on type of oven.)
* 2 cups sweet potatoes = about 3 small to medium size sweet potatoes
**Maple syrup can be used in place of sugar if desired.