I feel like my mind has been filled with a million recipe ideas lately and I don’t even have the slightest amount of time to actual try out all the ideas. My cooking/recipe frenzy usually begins with the amount of stress in my life. I started doing this in high school to cope with stress, hurts, pains etc….and now I just told everyone my secret but cooking strangely is my way of coping and channeling life’s craziness. It occupies my mind and I think creativity is some of the best therapy out there. I rarely even eat most of the food I make. I taste it and then usually give it away…unless it’s crazy good and then I won’t share.
This recipe I created is actually meant for another recipe idea that I will probably post later this weekend. So I guess you could say this is part 1 of 2. A while back I made some brownies from PaleoOMG that were made from sweet potatoes. I did really enjoy them and thought that sweet potatoes could be a really good base for a lot of different baked items – especially bread. I love being able to come up with recipes that also don’t cost and arm and leg with all the millions of different types of flours. I absolutely LOVED how the texture of this dough turned out. It was super fluffy and almost has a mousse like texture. This bread when it is finished is more like a pound cake texture. It is very moist, rich and only slightly sweet. If you like sweeter breads than feel free to add more sweeteners. I just personally don’t.
Also, feel free to go crazy and add in other toppings. I put in a few chunks of that homemade chocolate bar I made but pecans, walnuts, berries etc…would be AMAZING in it!!
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 cup sweet potato, cooked
- 2 eggs
- 1 green banana
- 2 ounces medjool dates
- 3 Tbls coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1.5 Tbls raw honey
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds (grounded)
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup sifted cocoa or cacao powder
- ½ cup chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 and grease a loaf pan
- In a food processor blend the walnuts until they are finely chopped. Add the oil, dates, banana, and sweet potato and blend for about 30 seconds.
- Then add the eggs, vanilla and honey and puree until combined. Scrape down the edges of the bowl.
- Add the ground chia, coconut flour, baking soda, and baking powder, salt and cocoa powder and pulse until combined.
- Fold in the chocolate chips and pour in to loaf pan and bake 50-65 minutes. I would recommend covering the bread with foil for half the baking time.
- Use a toothpick to see if bread is done.
- Sweet potato sets a little more after the bread has cooled