Healthy Sweet Potato Bread with Blueberries

  Nov 9, 2019  |  #Baked Goods

This Healthy Sweet Potato Bread with Blueberries will quickly become your favorite holiday staple and will impress your guests. This sweet potato quick bread combines the flavors of fresh, fall sweet potatoes with wild blueberries to create a slightly tart yet sweet, moist, fluffy bread. 

Sweet potato quick bread with blueberries on serving platter | Bucket List Tummy

I hope to have my marathon recap done for you by Friday, but today I’m here to talk about BREAD. Because we love carbs here, especially when they taste as good as this does.

Let me tell ya – the week leading up to the Rock and Roll Savannah Marathon, I just couldn’t get enough of this sweet potato bread recipe. Maybe it helped me run so well – we will never know.

But, I’m slightly curious and think that this bread may have had something to do with it. After all, it’s got servings of fruits AND vegetables in it.

Did I mention this healthy sweet potato bread will be the perfect accompaniment for your Thanksgiving or Christmas gathering? Can you believe the holidays are right around the corner? I’m already thinking about the foods that will be decorating our table.

The most recent Recipe Redux challenge revolved around creating a healthy recipe with frozen wild blueberries as the star.

Easy sweet potato quick bread recipe cut into squares | Bucket List Tummy

The Best Healthy Sweet Potato Bread

Making this healthy sweet potato bread was actually quite the dreamy challenge for me because I love sweet potatoes and blueberries together. 

I’ve written about them both as great post-workout foods, but also, just as necessities to keep on hand. I buy them frozen from Costco and use them as toppings on oatmeal, in blueberry baked oatmeal, yogurt, salads and in smoothies.

And now in this wild blueberry sweet potato quick bread, which is to die for, and a spin off of chocolate chip sweet potato bread. 

Healthy Sweet Potato Bread with Blueberries on wood

Nutrition Content of Wild Blueberries Vs Regular Blueberries:

  • Wild blueberries have a more intense flavor. Since wild blueberry plants grow wild, they are genetically diverse with thousands of interlocking plants spreading naturally across fields called barrens. This diversity gives the blueberries their complex and delicious flavor — an extraordinary mix of tart and sweet.
  • They have double the antioxidant capacity of larger cultivated blueberries.
  • 1 cup of wild blueberries has 8 times the manganese, 72% more fiber and 32% less sugar than cultivated blueberries.

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I’ve been wanting to incorporate sweet potatoes into bread for a long time. I think I thought it up on a long run, actually, where I was of course, thinking about carbs and refueling.

Sweet potatoes are very similar to pumpkin, and who doesn’t love pumpkin bread?

Add that to the fact that fall just epitomizes flavorful bread. At least it does to me. 

With the cooler weather, it’s almost a necessity to have a warmed slice slathered with butter, cranberry sauce or even peanut butter. 

The wild blueberries provide a perfect balance of light sweetness and subtle tartness.

Healthy sweet potato quick bread with blueberries on a napkin | Bucket List Tummy

What Do You Need To Make Sweet Potato Blueberry Quick Bread?

  • sweet potatoes 
  • blueberries (Fresh or frozen)
  • egg
  • coconut oil or butter
  • greek yogurt
  • whole wheat flour
  • maple syrup
  • oat flour (oats grinded into flour)
  • cinnamon
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt

How To Make Blueberry Sweet Potato Bread

Good news – it’s ready in less than an hour, which is good because, when I want things, I want them yesterday.

First, you’ll preheat the oven to 350 and grease your 9×5 inch loaf pan

Add your wet ingredients (egg, sweet potato, coconut oil, greek yogurt, maple syrup) to one bowl. Add your dry ingredients to a separate bowl (flour, oat flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, baking powder and baking powder). 

Mix the dry into the wet ingredients until a thick batter is formed. And then, bake for 45-50 minutes!

Bowl of sweet potato bread batter with frozen wild blueberries | Bucket List Tummy

This sweet potato bread is healthy, perfectly moist and flavorful and is a great way to sneak extra fiber in for the kiddos.

You can cut them up in kiddie size portions and throw them in lunch boxes or pack them for before/after sports games and practices. 

Wild Blueberry Sweet Potato Bread

Wild Blueberry Sweet Potato Bread

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

This Healthy Sweet Potato Bread with Blueberries will quickly become your favorite holiday staple and will impress your guests. This sweet potato quick bread combines the flavors of fresh, fall sweet potatoes with wild blueberries to create a slightly tart yet sweet, moist, fluffy bread. 

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes, about 2 medium
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup plain greek yogurt, I used fat-free
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup oat flour, oats grinded into flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup frozen wild blueberries, +some for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  2. To a small bowl, add the egg, mashed sweet potatoes, coconut oil, greek yogurt and maple syrup to a bowl. Whisk until combined.
  3. To another bowl, add flour, oat flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Mix the dry into the wet ingredients, folding the blueberries in last. The batter should be thick.
  4. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Let cool for 10-15 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 321Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 219mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 4gSugar: 14gProtein: 7g

 

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If you make this, please let me know on social media. Tag me on instagram and use the hashtag #bucketlisttummy. 

Favorite type of bread? Have you ever added frozen fruit to bread?

44 responses to “Healthy Sweet Potato Bread with Blueberries

  1. Oh Sarah you totally win with this one. Sweet potato and blueberries!? Are there any two better things to combine in baking? I don’t think so.
    I had no idea there would actually be that much different between wild and cultivated blueberries, especially in the actual fiber/manganese/sugar content. That’s fascination. Thank goodness for freezing! Pinned and excited to make.

  2. My gosh this looks GOOD. I’m currently making my list of recipes to make for Thanksgiving and definitely adding this. I never thought of putting sweet potatoes in bread – so creative!

  3. Wow! This flavor combo sounds heavenly! And one I have never thought of before. I have yet to do any baking this season. I am hoping that I will be more in the mood once we finally get some cooler weather in Florida.

  4. I had no idea there was a difference between Wild and Regular Blueberries! And I love your tip of buying a frozen bag. I usually buy fresh and am so disappointed if they go bad within a few days. And sweet potato in bread, I NEED to try this! Pinned for brunch one weekend or for the holidays 😉

  5. OOH! This looks SO SO Good. I didn’t know that difference between wild and normal blueberries. I would love to find these at Costco and make your bread.

  6. Is it hard to find coconut sugar? I’ve never heard of it. Also with the coconut oil in the recipe, does it have that flavor in the bread? Would love to try this but I really don’t like coconut.

    1. Hi Bridget! It really doesn’t taste like coconut at all, but you could definitely use butter instead of coconut oil. You can order coconut sugar off of amazon, but I think they also have it in most major grocery chains in the baking aisle. You could substitute it with cane sugar or brown sugar as well!

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