Our fave functional medicine doctor is shaking things up in the kitchen with his new cookbook, which includes this spiced sweet potato bread recipe that’s destined to be our new go-to comfort food.
WE’RE CONTINUALLY AMAZED by the versatility of veggies, especially when we see them transformed into something as notoriously un-planty as bread. Functional doctor Mark Hyman’s latest project, The Eat Fat ,Get Thin Cookbook, is filled with functional recipes like this one, perfect for real-life cooking and eating.
Loaves like this sweet little number can be notorious calorie bombs around the holidays, often filled with cheap and processed ingredients. If you’re looking for a gut-healthy version, Dr. Hyman’s is a safe bet – grain-free and packed with nutritious almond butter, coconut oil and grass-fed butter! Rich, but totally nourishing.
Grain-Free Spiced Sweet Potato Bread
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
½ cup coconut flour
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
½ tsp ground mace
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp sea salt
4 large eggs
½ cup almond butter
4 tbsp unsalted, grass-fed butter, melted
1 tsp organic almond extract
Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with the coconut oil. Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit in the bottom of the pan and lay the parchment in the pan.
Place the sweet potato slices in a medium saucepan and cover with about 1 inch (2.5cm) filtered water. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain the potatoes in a colander, then return the slices to the saucepan.
Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes until smooth and allow to cool to room temperature.In a bowl, combine the coconut flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs until combined. Add the mashed sweet potatoes and the almond butter, melted butter, and almond extract and whisk gently until well combined. Add the coconut flour mixture and mix with a rubber spatula until evenly moistened.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. Invert the bread out of the pan onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
Cut the loaf into 1-inch slices and serve. Store tightly wrapped in plastic wrap at room temperature for up to 4 days.