Paleo Sweet Potato Bread

This paleo sweet potato bread is an easy and delicious grain-free dessert. It’s lightly sweetened with raw honey and has a soft, satisfying texture. This bread is mildly spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and orange zest. This gluten free sweet potato bread recipe is perfect if you’re accommodating multiple dietary restrictions, as it’s gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, and grain free.

Main ingredients and substitutions

This recipe calls for freshly grated orange zest. The orange zest complements the flavors of the sweet potato and honey perfectly, but if you don’t have an orange handy you can substitute lemon zest or even grapefruit zest if need be. Any type of citrus zest is preferable to omitting the zest altogether.

I used coconut flour in this paleo sweet potato bread recipe because it’s a nutritious gluten free flour that happens to be lower in carbs and higher in fiber than most grain flours. Coconut flour adds just a hint of coconut flavor to this bread, but it’s barely perceptible. The sweet potato, honey, spices, and zest are much more noticeable.

I tend to bake with extra virgin olive oil because I love the rich, warm flavor it adds to baked goods (both sweet and savory). Feel free to substitute your preferred oil. Melted coconut oil or avocado oil would be nice alternatives. 

Slices of paleo sweet potato bread stacked on a floral plate next to three cups.

How to make it

This gluten free sweet potato bread is quick and easy to prepare. Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, then add the cooked sweet potato, raw honey, eggs, extra virgin olive oil, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange zest, and salt to a blender or food processor and process/blend until mixed. Transfer that mixture to a large mixing bowl, then add the coconut flour and baking soda before stirring to combine.

Spoon the batter into a parchment lined medium sized loaf pan (mine is 9.25 x 5.25 x 2.75 inches) and bake for 55 minutes (or until cake tests done with a toothpick).

Storage and freezing

Store this paleo sweet potato bread in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days or freeze it for up to six months. Then defrost at room temperature or in the microwave before serving. I like to slice it up before freezing it so I can easily defrost only the exact amount I want.

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Paleo Sweet Potato Bread

This paleo sweet potato bread is gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free. It's warmly spiced and lightly sweetened with raw honey.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 226kcal

Equipment

  • Blender or food processor
  • Parchment paper
  • Medium sized loaf pan

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups cooked sweet potato (cooled and skins removed)
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Add the sweet potato, raw honey, eggs, extra virgin olive oil, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange zest, and salt to a blender or food processor and process/blend until mixed.
  • Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add the coconut flour and baking soda and stir to combine.
  • Spoon the batter into a parchment lined medium sized loaf pan (mine is 9.25 x 5.25 x 2.75 inches) and bake for 55 minutes (or until cake tests done with a toothpick) at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Notes

  • This recipe calls for cooked sweet potato. Simply steam, boil, or bake sweet potatoes until tender before adding them to the blender or food processor.
  • Store this paleo sweet potato bread in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days or freeze it for up to six months.

Nutrition

Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 186mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 3445IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg

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