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Vegan Sweet Potato Bread

Sharon Palmer

I love thinking out of the box for breakfast and snack time, don’t you? While we all love a good banana or zucchini bread, did you know that you can make a really moist, light, delicious plant-based bread out of just about any kind of fruit and veggie? That’s why I turned to the power of sweet potatoes in this humble, yet flavorful, completely plant-based (vegan) Sweet Potato Bread.

With one bite, you would never guess that this bread is flavored with naturally rich sweet potatoes, along with spice, applesauce, and nut flour. Plus, this Sweet Potato Bread is healthy enough for breakfast, thanks to its low-sugar, nutrient-rich ingredients. And it’s 100% plant-based. Make it up the day before and store it in the fridge for breakfast the next morning, served with hot coffee and grapefruit. Now, that’s the way to do breakfast! It’s also delicious as a snack or even dessert. Enjoy!

Step-By-Step Guide:

Choose one medium sweet potato, such as white, yellow, orange or purple.
Peel and chop sweet potato, cover with water, and microwave for 8 minutes until tender.
Drain water off sweet potatoes and reserve 1/2 cup.
Mash sweet potatoes with a masher.
Place chia seeds and flax seeds in mixing bowl and combine with plant-based milk.
Add applesauce, mashed sweet potatoes, and oil and mix well.
Add sugar, flour, nut meal, spice, and walnuts.
Mix only until well combined.
Spray a loaf pan with nonstick spray and transfer batter into the pan.
Bake at 350 for about 1 hour 25 minutes, until cooked through.
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Vegan Sweet Potato Bread

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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This 100% plant-based sweet potato bread is made with super nutritious sweet potatoes, whole grains, flax and chia seeds, walnuts and applesauce. Light on sugar and rich on nutrients, it’s a delicious bread you can feel really good about.




  1. Place chopped sweet potato in a pan or microwave safe dish, cover with 1 cup water, and boil or microwave until tender (about 8 minutes in microwave, 15 minutes in pan). Remove from heat, drain and reserve ½ cup cooking water and set aside. Mash sweet potatoes with a potato masher until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  3. Place chia seeds, flax seeds and plant-based milk in a bowl and mix for 2 minutes with an electric mixer.
  4.  Add applesauce, mashed sweet potatoes, ½ cup reserved cooking water, and oil, and mix well.
  5. Add coconut palm sugar (or brown sugar), flour, nut meal, baking soda, salt (optional), and pumpkin pie spice and walnuts, combine just until well blended (do not overstir).
  6. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Pour batter into loaf pan. Place in oven and bake for about 1 hour and 25 minutes.
  7. Makes a dense, moist loaf. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Gently remove bread from the loaf pan. Slice and serve warm. Store in refrigerator.


To make this recipe gluten-free, use gluten-free flour blend.

  • Category: Bread
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 258
  • Sugar: 11 g
  • Sodium: 169 mg
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 24 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 5 g

Keywords: vegan bread recipe, sweet potato bread

For other healthy plant-based bread recipes, check out the following:

Three Grain Monkey Bread
Get Nutty Banana Bread

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5 thoughts on “Vegan Sweet Potato Bread

  1. I have a few questions before trying the recipe.
    1. Should the brown sugar be measured tightly packed?
    2. At what point should the sweet potatoes be added to the other ingredients. After it says mash and set aside, they aren’t mentioned again.
    2. What size loaf pan should be used?
    2. In the nutrition information, “Serving size: 1 serving” is not specific enough. Did you mean “1 slice”? If so, how thick a slice or how much does it weigh in grams?
    Thanks for your help!

  2. You suppose I could make a variation of this…like one with raisins instead of nuts and do you think adding baking powder would improve it in any way…aka texture and less dense?

    • Yes, you can substitute other soft fruits or vegetables for sweet potato, and you could add raisins. It has baking soda in it, which helps it rise. Since it does not have eggs, it is more dense.

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