Sweet Potato Breakfast Loaf

I am so excited to share this recipe for The Gluten-Free Ratio Rally project 🙂  I was invited by Shauna James Ahern (author of the Gluten Free Girl Blog) to participate and I thought “Sure, this would be awesome!”  So what is this all about?  Well, even though I maybe new to the gluten free world, I have asked myself this question that perhaps many of you have.  Is it possible to bake gluten free without using xanthan or guar gum?  And the answer is yes!  The answer lies in using ratios.  Yeah, and you may have thought math wouldn’t be involved, but it’s the cold hard truth 🙂  The Gluten Free Ratio Rally is made up of a group of passionate cooks and bakers who are testing these ratios and using them to create delicious treats.  This month’s topic is quick bread.  We are  going by Michael Ruhlman’s ratio and it’s 2 parts flour, 2 parts liquid, 1 part egg and 1 part fat.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Loaf

2 oz gluten free oatmeal coarsely processed in a food processor

3 oz millet flour

3 oz all purpose gluten free blend (I used the The Gluten Free Gourmet’s basic gf mix)

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 oz. coconut oil

8 oz. mix of sweet potato puree, date syrup* and milk

2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350ºF/ 175ºC

Combine flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl.  In a separate container, mix the milk, sweet potato puree, date syrup and eggs.  Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.  Pour batter into a well-greased bread pan. Bake for 50 minutes.  Check for doneness with a toothpick.  When the toothpick is clean; it’s good.

* The recipe is listed in one of my posts.  You could substitute this with another liquid sweetener or add 4oz of sugar to your recipe (adjust accordingly if you find 4oz. of sugar to be too much).

This bread tastes lovely with homemade apple butter 🙂

Here are some recipes from our various participants:

Honey from Flinty Rocks Lemon Lavender Muffins with Lavender Sugar http://honeyfromflintyrocks.wordpress.com/2011/04/06/gluten-free-ra…lemon-lavender/

The Healthy Apple Gluten-Free Agave Apricot Quick Bread http://thehealthyapple.com/2011/04/06/gluten-free-agave-apricot-quick-bread-ratio-rally/

GF In The City Date & Walnut Bread


Bell Wookie Double Chocolate Cherry Muffin

http://bellwookie.blogspot.com/2011/04/double-chocolate-cherry-muffins.htmlCaleigh / Gluten Free[k]

Cardamon Banana Bread


The G Spot Revolution Orange Spice Bread with a Vanilla Glaze


Gluten Freedom Piña Colada Muffins with Coconut-Rum Glaze and Toasted Coconut http://www.thisglutenfreelife.org/2011/04/pina-colada-muffins-for-gluten-free.html

Sweet Dees Gluten Free Blood Orange Cardamom


Mysteries Internal Strawberry Yogurt Muffins


The Sensitive Epicure Chocolate Chip & Walnut Muffins w/ Streusel http://thesensitiveepicure.blogspot.com/2011/04/gluten-free-chocolate-chip-muffins-with.htmlFlo /

Makanaibio 2 Recettes de Muffins ou de Gateau Rapides


kumquat Gingerbread Fig Loaf


Eat The Love Gluten Free Glazed Meyer Lemon Muffins filled with Slow Roasted Balsamic Red Wine Strawberry Jam “http://www.eatthelove.com/2011/04/gluten-free-glazed-meyer-lemon-muffins-filled-slow-roasted-strawberry-jam”

Jenn Cuisine Chestnut and Chocolate Quickbread


Cooking Gluten Free Muffins


Kate Alice Cookbook Raspberry Banana Crumble-Top Muffins http://katealicecookbook.com/2011/04/02/raspberry-banana-crumble-top-muffins-for-the-ratio-rallyKate

Gluten Free Gobsmacked Mocha + Chocolate Chip Muffins/Quickbread


Celiac Teen Cocoa Quickbread


Gluten Free Canteen Almond Cherry Berry Banana Muffins, Gluten Free http://glutenfreecanteen.com/2011/04/04/gf-ratio-rally…ns-gluten-free/

With Style and Grace Rosemary Lemon Quick Bread


Family Fresh Cooking Strawberry Snack Cakes http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/2011/04/03/gluten-free-ratio-rally-strawberry-snack-cake-recipe/

Family Fresh Cooking Sweet Strawberry Snack Cakes http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/2011/04/03/gluten-free-ratio-rally-strawberry-snack-cake-recipe/

Gluten Free Cooking School Cranberry Orange Bread with Cream Cheese Icing http://www.glutenfreecookingschool.com/archives/cranberry-orange-quickbread-by-the-ratio-how-a-new-recipe-is-created

The Wicked Good Vegan Vegan Gluten-Free Apricot-Orange Bread http://www.thewickedgoodvegan.com/2011/04/06/gf-apricot-orange-bread/

Mindful Food Almond Joy Muffins


Nannette Raw Chai Muffins


Chocswirl Brown Butter Apple Spice Muffins with Pecan Nut Struesel http://chocswirl.wordpress.com/2011/04/03/gluten-free-ratio-rally-brown-butter-apple-spice-muffins-with-pecan-nut-streusel-2/

Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef Lemon Poppyseed Bread with Ginger Glaze http://www.glutenfreegirl.com/gluten-free-lemon-poppyseed-bread.html

Silvana’s Kitchen Chocolate-Coated Marshmallow-Topped Vanilla Cupcakes http://silvanaskitchen.com/2011/04/gluten-free-ratio-rally

A Baking Life Caramelized Banana Bread with Pecan Streusel http://abakinglife.blogspot.com/2011/04/rallying-again.html

La Phemme Phoodie Cheesy Apple Butter Bread with Garlic Powder http://laphemmephoodie.com/2011/04/cheesy-apple-butter-bread.html

Healthy Green Kitchen Banana Bread


Gluten Free Maui Old Fashioned Banana, Oat, Pecan Bread http://www.glutenfreemaui.com/2011/04/05/classic-banana-oat-and-pecan-quick-bread/


28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Caneel
    Apr 06, 2011 @ 13:51:28

    I’m so excited to look at all the other Gluten-Free Ratio Rally posts – yours looks delicious (I haven’t found one that doesn’t!) – thanks for sharing!


  2. gfmostlyvegetarian
    Apr 06, 2011 @ 15:35:35

    Thanks, yours does too! I’m also excited about viewing the other Gluten-Free Ratio Rally posts 🙂


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  5. Jenn
    Apr 06, 2011 @ 17:48:55

    Oh yum! I’ve never had sweet potato and oatmeal together like this but I bet it is wonderful!


  6. Gluten Free Canteen
    Apr 06, 2011 @ 17:57:06

    Date syrup is a great idea – going to have to try that. Thanks!


  7. melanie
    Apr 06, 2011 @ 18:35:26

    Alisha – What fun! I am slowly making the rounds of the g-free ratio rally, there’s so many lovely things, it may take me a few days. Love you combination. Anything with sw potato goes to the top of my to-try list (and coconut oil is my current fav ingredient). I may be making this tomorrow morning!


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  9. Tara
    Apr 06, 2011 @ 20:37:46

    Yum – sweet potatoes and oats! I would definitely eat that for breakfast. I’m glad you’ve joined the Rally!


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  11. shauna
    Apr 07, 2011 @ 03:26:34

    I adore sweet potatoes. And oats! We’re making this for breakfast soon.


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  13. chocswirl
    Apr 08, 2011 @ 05:29:11

    Looks like a great breakfast bread! Anything sweet that you can pass off as breakfast is definitely a winner


  14. brooke
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 01:19:19

    I think I will be baking for the next three months. I love sweet potato and oats!


  15. The Healthy Apple
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 01:39:44

    You had me at ‘Sweet Potato’ … I love this recipe…such a perfect side for a soup or toasted with jam for dessert. Very clever and I’m going to add this to my baking list. Thanks for sharing!


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  18. coolkiwi
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 00:51:56

    Hi there, what are the relative quantities for the “8 oz. mix of sweet potato puree, date syrup and milk” – do you mean 8oz of puree which is just moistened with syrup and milk?


  19. The Blissful Baker
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 21:06:55

    This looks amazing! Need to go get the ingredients so I can make this ASAP!

    Check out my latest recipe @ bakingblissful.blogspot.com


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  21. http://freedomunlocks.blog.fc2.com
    May 07, 2013 @ 15:37:28

    Howdy! I could have sworn I’ve been to your blog before but after browsing through many of the posts I realized it’s new to
    me. Nonetheless, I’m certainly happy I stumbled upon it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back frequently!


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