Simple Sweet Potato Bread
This is a revamp of an oooold recipe of mine. I saw a video last week that sparked my imagination, and I decided to play with sweet potato bread once more. THIS is a winner. I’m totally making this regularly, perhaps in bulk. I need to see how it holds up in the fridge and freezer anyway. It’s great for on-the-go because it isn’t crumbly like real bread. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free*, soy-free, and nut-free. Sorry, egg-free mamas. This one has an egg. I can play around with a little oil or a flax egg, so hold tight! Or you can try it yourself, subbing out the egg, and see how it goes! *My version below is dairy-free, but yours may not be! It only takes 3 ingredients that you probably already have. Treat it like bread! I made a breakfast sandwich with it. In that picture, it’s a bacon omelette with avocado, on two pieces of the sweet potato bread. Hey-o! If I weren’t feeling lazy that morning, I would have cut up the tomatoes and stuck them inside the sandwich… just use your imagination… *wink* Without further ado (bada bada bada boo), here is le recipe:
SWEET POTATO BREAD, 6 months+ (pending no egg allergy), makes 6 slices
- 1 medium sweet potato (should be about 1.5 cups — 340 grams — mashed)
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup (57 g) shredded cheese of choice (I used dairy-free mozzarella, from Daiya)
- Boil some water for steaming (or boiling).
- Peel and chop the sweet potato. Place into the steamer/pot… however you normally steam or boil things! It takes 10 minutes to steam or about 20 minutes to boil.
- Preheat the oven to 450F (232C).
- Drain the sweet potato then mash it. I used a paper towel to absorb excess moisture.
- Mix the potato with the egg and cheese.
- On a baking sheet, place some parchment paper. Form the mixture into squares (or circles, or hearts, or your face, or a didgeridoo). My squares were about the size of a regular piece of bread. I made 5 1/2 pieces (five regular, one small).
- Bake for around 15 minutes, until the edges start to brown.
- Let cool for a few minutes before handling.