Sweet Potato & Quinoa Bread

Guest post written by Veronica Shah of Joyous Household

The great thing about sweet potatoes is their versatility, which means they can be incorporated into a wide range of delicious recipes. And that’s exactly what we have for you today: a mouth-watering bread made from sweet potato and quinoa.

If you’re a regular reader of our website, you already know about the many health benefits of sweet potatoes. And just like sweet potatoes, quinoa is also very healthy, thanks to the many nutrients that it contains, including manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, potassium and antioxidants.

As a complete protein, quinoa is a great option for vegans and vegetarians because it provides the body with all nine essential amino acids that must be obtained from food.

The combination of sweet potatoes, quinoa, nuts, seeds, fruits and healthy oils used to prepare this bread make it a very nutrient dense addition to your diet. Enjoy a slice at any time of the day and it’ll help to keep you full and energized!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups quinoa, uncooked
  • 1 cup sweet potatoes, cubed (1 inch squares)
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup coconut or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup mixed nuts, seeds and chopped dried fruit

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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Place the quinoa in a large bowl, cover with water and allow to soak overnight. Drain the following day using a sieve.
  3. Combine the chia seeds with 1/2 cup of water and allow to sit for roughly 20 minutes. They will absorb most of the water and congeal.
  4. Cook the sweet potatoes any way you like, until soft. We steamed them for roughly 6 minutes.
  5. Add the drained quinoa, chia seed mixture, cooked sweet potatoes, coconut oil, baking soda, lemon, sea salt and water to a food processor. Process for 3 – 4 minutes, until everything is well combine. Alternatively, you can use a bread stand mixer and let it run for around 5 minutes.
  6. Line a square or rectangular baking tin with greaseproof paper and pour the batter in. Sprinkle the mixed nuts, seeds & fruit on top of the batter. Use a spoon to mix gently, then smooth the top of the batter.
  7. Place the baking tin into the preheated oven and bake for an hour. After the first hour, check every 10 minutes to make sure the top is not burnt. In total, the bread will likely take an hour and a half to bake.

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Once ready, simply cut the bread into thick slices and enjoy! Remember to tag @sweet_taters in your sweet potato bread experiments and we may feature your delicious image!

Please note this recipe has not be tested by NC Sweet Potato Commission. 
 

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