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SWEET POTATO BLUEBERRY BREAD

July 23, 2019

This cake makes perfect afternoon treat, to satisfy that sweet tooth! It’s mostly made from sweet potatoes which is a delicious low-GI carbohydrate source, providing slow release energy for the body. The blueberries add a delicious sweetness that burst in your mouth.

SWEET POTATO BLUEBERRY BREAD

  • Nutritional Breakdown: per portion (whole recipe)

    (g)

  • Calories: 166 (2158)
  • Carbs: 10.2 (163.2)
  • Fat: 12.6 (201.6)
  • Protein: 5.7 (91.2)
  • Fibre: 3.7 (59.2)
  • Sugar: 2.7 (43.2)
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    Cooking time: 1 hour
    Serves 16

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 (about 350g) steamed sweet potato
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups almond meal
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup Nuvia Baking
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen

  • Optional: coconut vanilla frosting
  • 1 cup Greek yoghurt
  • 1/3 cup coconut butter
  • 2 tbsp Nuvia Baking
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

METHOD

  • 1. Preheat oven to 160°C fan-forced and line a cake tin with baking paper.
  • 2. In a food processor blend the sweet potato, eggs, coconut oil and vanilla until smooth.
  • 3. Add the almond meal, flaxseed and baking powder and blend again.
  • 4. Fold in the blueberries then pour into a prepared tin.
  • 5. Bake for 45 minutes- 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • 6. If making frosting, mix all ingredients together in a bowl and set in the fridge to firm up before using.
 

TIPS AND TWEAKS

Keeps for 4-5 days in an airtight container in the fridge.

Serve with thick Greek yoghurt, coconut yoghurt or cashew cream.

Author : Caitlin Rule

Caitlin Rule is a student nutritionist (BHSc) and health blogger based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. On her Instagram account @goodnessavenue she shares how easy it can be to make healthy, delicious meals that make you feel good too. Caitlin’s food philosophy is to keep it simple, eat a wholefood plant-based diet and limit processed foods. When she’s not making, eating, or taking pictures of food, you can find her hitting the gym, or stocking up on fresh produce from the local farmer’s market.

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