This bread is refined sugar-free and can be made vegan if you use an egg substitute, like flax eggs.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
50 mins
additional:
40 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 loaf
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

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  • Place sweet potato on a microwave-safe plate and pierce skin 5 or 6 times. Cook in the microwave, rotating halfway through, until tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Cool until easily handled, about 5 minutes. Peel and mash in a small bowl.

  • Mix whole wheat flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together in a large bowl.

  • Whisk applesauce, eggs, and maple syrup together in a separate bowl. Mix in 1 cup mashed sweet potato.

  • Pour applesauce mixture over flour mixture; stir to combine. Fold in walnuts. Pour into the prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 45 to 55 minutes. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes; invert onto a wire rack and let cool completely, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute honey or agave syrup for the maple syrup if desired.

Substitute pecans for the walnuts if desired.

Nutrition Facts

213 calories; protein 6.6g 13% DV; carbohydrates 38.2g 12% DV; fat 5g 8% DV; cholesterol 46.5mg 16% DV; sodium 270.2mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2020
I used 1 C buckwheat flour, 3/4 C whole wheat flour. Also added 1 TBSP cinnamon and ground espresso! Left out the syrup, added 1 TSP each of maple and vanilla extracts. It is incredibly good, I love it and will make often. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/03/2020
After 2.5 hrs in the oven this bread is still wet in the middle. I've made many recipies on this site with success, but I do not recommend this one. Very disappointing to waste perfectly good ingredients. I do like the flavour though. It might work with half the apple sauce. Don't try this. Read More
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2020
I used 1 C buckwheat flour, 3/4 C whole wheat flour. Also added 1 TBSP cinnamon and ground espresso! Left out the syrup, added 1 TSP each of maple and vanilla extracts. It is incredibly good, I love it and will make often. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
03/03/2020
After 2.5 hrs in the oven this bread is still wet in the middle. I've made many recipies on this site with success, but I do not recommend this one. Very disappointing to waste perfectly good ingredients. I do like the flavour though. It might work with half the apple sauce. Don't try this. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2018
I will absolutely make this again! I added 1/4 tsp ground allspice a full tsp of cinnamon (instead of 3/4) and used 1 tbsp fresh ginger instead of powdered. I also cut the maple syrup in half. I baked it for 50 minutes but I might bake it for a little bit less next time. I added 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil to my slice after it was finished cooling. I loved how big the slices were when I cut the bread into eighths! I typically cut my bread into 12 or even 16 slices but this was still a relatively low-calorie slice even though it was so thick! Read More
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