Kids will enjoy this wonderfully spiced and sweet bread. Sweet potatoes are rich in fibre that can reduce levels of hunger hormones, help slow down digestion, and make you feel full. Says a 2015 study in the journal ‘Biomedical and Environmental Sciences’, sweet potatoes have resistant starch that can help reduce the risk of obesity. The other ingredients like cinnamon and coconut oil help your weight loss efforts. Cinnamon is well-known for aiding weight loss. It is high in fibre, and can help reduce food cravings by promoting a feeling of satiety and fullness. It also boosts metabolism. Coconut oil, too, reduces cravings, boosts metabolism, and helps lose abdominal weight.
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
- 50g coconut flour
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon powder
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg powder
- A pinch of ground mace
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Sea salt
- 4 eggs
- 4 tablespoons almond butter
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon almond powder
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350°F. Grease a loaf tin with coconut oil. Lay a piece of baking parchment at the bottom of the tin.
- Place the sweet potato slices in a medium saucepan and add enough filtered
- water to cover them. Cook until tender. Drain, and then using a masher, mash them until smooth. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
- Put the coconut flour in a bowl with the cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt.
- Whisk the eggs in a separate bowl until combined. Add the mashed sweet potatoes and the almond butter, melted butter and almond powder and whisk gently until well combined. Add the coconut flour mixture and mix until even. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Turn the bread onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely. Cut the loaf into even slices and serve.