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Sweet Potato Bread, Sweet Version, Gluten Free

sweet potato bread gluten free with oats

In German we would call this a cake but in English everything which comes in a square loaf tin is a bred even though it’s sweet. OK this recipe is not a bread you would have with cheese or salami. I try to keep the bulk of my recipes simple to ingredients you can get at a country supermarket.

Some people also say oats are not gluten free, but most gluten sensitive people can digest oats. Tell me what you think!

Dry-roasting is not strictly necessary, but it brings out the flavour. You could probably boil the sweet potatoes in milk instead of water, but I was afraid of a burnt pot.

What you need:


  • 270 gr (roughly) sweet potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1/2 cup of almonds measured whole
  • 100 gr butter melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of raisins or sultanas
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp bicarb or baking powder


  • 1 tbsp cinnamon 
  • grated ginger to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • cocoa nibs to taste (the real thing NOT the chocolate nibs)
sweet potato bread recipe

How to make the bread:

I use my corona mill for this recipe but most people are more likely to own a blender which should do the job.


  • cook sweet potato cubes with 1/2 cup of water until very soft, then blend until smooth.
  • Dry roast oats and the almonds in a pan. Blend both finely.
  • Add the rest of the dry ingredients, mix.
  • Mix the wet ingredients: sweet potatoes, butter eggs, honey, ginger.
  • Mix dry and wet ingredients together.
  • Bake for at least 45 min in preheated oven at about 180 C.

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