Sweet Potato Bread

Sweet Potato Bread on a plate

Sweet Potato Bread

Recipe Details:

This delicious and moist bread is more of a cake than a bread. In fact, serving it with ice cream – dairy free of course – makes a wonderful desert. Feel free to adjust the cayenne pepper, some people can’t take the heat while others love it. And if you don’t have a can of sweet potatoes in your pantry, you may substitute pumpkin. On occasion I’ve even thrown in a cup of hazelnuts. One thing is for certain, no one will guess that it’s gluten free and egg free.

TOTAL TIME: 1 hr, 15 min

ACTIVE: 20 min

INACTIVE: 55 min


Equipment List

  • 8×8 square baking pan
  • Mixing bowls


  • 7 oz canned sweet potatoes
  • 1/3 cup apple sauce
  • 1 neat egg + 2 Tbs water
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup liquid coconut oil
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 270 grams gfJules All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour (2 cups)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Please see our suggested ingredient providers links just below the recipe…

Mise En Place

Gather all the Ingredients.

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Egg Substitute

Combine the Neat Egg and 2 Tbs. Be sure it’s mixed well – no lumps.

Wet Ingredients

Stir together the Neat Egg, apple sauce, sweet potatoes, oil, water, and sugar.

Dry Ingredients

Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and the spices.


Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones a third at a time, beating slowly until the mixture is smooth.


Lightly oil the baking pan, pour in the mixture. Smooth the top. Bake at 350F for 55 minutes.


Let cool before cutting.


Seal in a ziplock bag and keep on the counter or freeze.

The 2 Cooks happily recommend the following ingredient suppliers to you in preparing this recipe:

For gluten-free flour: www.gfJules.com

For egg substitute The Neat Egg

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