sweet potato bread on crinkled white parchment paper with a melted pad of butter on top

Bake a tasty snack with this fluffy and moist spiced Gluten Free Sweet Potato Bread made with healthy ingredients like almond flour and sweet potato!

Listen, banana bread will always have a special place in my heart… in, maybe everyone’s heart. It’s comforting and cozy and reminds you of home. Plus it has those gooey chocolate chips that run throughout and you already know my love affair with chocolate.

And, then there’s pumpkin bread. She’s seasonal, she’s fun. People get hyped for pumpkin bread. And, I am certainly one of them. But somewhere in early December I fall off the pumpkin bread train.

But you want to know the most underrated, unsung bread out there? The bread that’s fluffy and sweet and spiced and perfect to snack on every time of day? It’s sweet potato bread. There are times when you just want to switch things up and try for something different. And since pumpkin season has maybe already come and went, I’m here to offer you a wholesome and fluffy alternative you can get behind.

sweet potato bread in a load pan on white background

The more I thought about it, the more I started getting really hyped for sweet potatoes. With banana bread I am always waiting around for a spotty banana. I am always waiting for them to be perfectly mushy and brown. With sweet potatoes, I literally never have to wait. You can a) buy canned sweet potato puree, or b) reach into the depths of the fruit basket to discover I already have a month-old sweet potato waiting to be used.

Ingredients for Sweet Potato Bread:

  • sweet potato puree
  • eggs
  • coconut sugar
  • refined coconut oil (butter or ghee also works)
  • agave nectar (honey or maple syrup works)
  • vanilla extract
  • blanched almond flour
  • arrowroot flour
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • cinnamon
  • ginger
  • nutmeg
  • allspice
  • salt

Healthy Benefits of Sweet Potatoes:

  • they are a great source of fiber, vitamins and minerals
  • the fiber and antioxidants promote a healthy gut
  • super rich in beta-carotene which can be good for eyesight
  • the beta carotene is converted to vitamin A in your body which is great for a healthy immune system

sweet potato bread with a melted pad of butter on parchment paper

Sweet Potato Recipe Ideas:

So let’s go through the recipe real quick together!

Whisk together the sweet potato puree, eggs, coconut sugar, melted coconut oil, agave, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Add the almond flour, arrowroot flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and salt. Whisk until combined.

Line a loaf pan 8 inch loaf pan with parchment paper. Transfer the batter to the loaf pan and smooth with a spatula. Top with chopped pecans and bake for 40 minutes until the top is set and it bounces back when you press on it.

Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 5 – 10 minutes and then pull the edges of the parchment paper to transfer it to a cooling rack.

Slice into it and enjoy! I love it with a melty pad of butter on top, but cream cheese would also be fun! Let me know what you guys think

sweet potato bread cut in slices on white parchment paper

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Gluten Free Sweet Potato Bread

  • Author: Lindsay Grimes Freedman
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 40 min
  • Total Time: 50 min
  • Yield: serves 8 - 10 1x
  • Category: bread
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: bread

Description

Bake a tasty snack with this fluffy and moist spiced Gluten Free Sweet Potato Bread made with healthy ingredients like almond flour and sweet potato!


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup sweet potato puree
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted refined coconut oil (butter or ghee also works)
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar (honey or maple syrup works)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon (more if desired)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat over to 350F.
  2. Whisk together the sweet potato puree, eggs, coconut sugar, melted coconut oil, agave, and vanilla in a medium bowl.
  3. Add the almond flour, arrowroot flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and salt.
  4. Whisk until combined.
  5. Line a loaf pan 8 inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
  6. Transfer the batter to the loaf pan and smooth with a spatula.
  7. Top with chopped pecans and bake for 40 minutes until the top is set and it bounces back when you press on it.
  8. Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 5 – 10 minutes and then pull the edges of the parchment paper to transfer it to a cooling rack.

Notes

  • If you don’t have sweet potato puree, boil peeled sweet potato cubes for 10 minutes until easily pierced with a fork. Drain and transfer to a bowl. Mash with a fork and then measure 1 cup for the recipe.
  • I don’t recommend roasting or microwaving the sweet potato because it takes too much liquid out of the potato and thus the bread isn’t as moist and delicious.

Enjoy!! xo

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