Sweet potato bread sliced, yeast bread
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Sweet Potato Bread

A moist, soft and easy to make sweet potato bread.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Resting Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Bread
Keyword: sweet potato, sweet potato bread
Servings: 1 bread loaf (12 slices)
Author: Teenuja Dahari - veganlovlie.com


  • 275 g strong white flour [2 1/2 cups]
  • 350 g sweet potato [2 medium-size]
  • 7 g quick yeast [1 sachet / teaspoon]
  • 80 - 100 ml warm water depending on moisture content of sweet potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil melt first, if hardened, then take 2 tablespoons of the liquid oil. Vegetable oil should also be fine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Place sweet potatoes with the skin on a deep pan. Fill with water until 3/4 the level of the sweet potatoes. Boil for 15 -20 minutes or until soft. Prick with a fork to test.
  • Peel and discard the skin. Mash the sweet potato to a fine puree. Use while still warm; it actually helps the dough to rise.
  • Add yeast, salt and sugar to flour. Mix well.
  • Add sweet potato to the flour. Mix and knead to combine.
  • Add the warm water. Mix and knead.
  • Add coconut oil and knead. The dough should come together better by now and should be less sticky.
  • Then, transfer onto a floured board and knead for 8 - 10 minutes. You may want to add a little more flour if too sticky or 1 - 2 tablespoons more water if too dry. (This also depends on the moisture content of the sweet potatoes.)
  • Oil a large bowl and place in the dough. Cover with cling film and leave to rise for 1 and a half hours in a warm place.
  • The dough should double in size.
  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius / 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Divide dough into 3 equal parts. Take one part and roll into a log. How long or thick you roll it will depend on the size or length of bread you want. Repeat with the other 2 pieces.
  • Join the 3 pieces at the top and start braiding. Press to secure them at the end, then reshape to nice rounded smooth ends.
  • Place on greaseproof or parchment paper on a baking tray and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour (rotate the pan 180 degrees halfway through, for even baking).
  • When bread is baked through, it will make a hollow sound when tapped on the top, otherwise it will sound a little 'compact'.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool a little before slicing.



Link to original recipe - Sweet Potato Bread - https://veganlovlie.com/sweet-potato-bread-recipe-video/