Sweet Potato Soda Bread

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I just want to scream to the world about this bread! Can I? Can I?

First of all, WHY THE HECK nobody told me about this bread sooner??

Two, this is so ridiculously easy to make, I still can’t believe it! Check this: 5 ingredients, 50 minutes and a million gazillion possibilities of add ons! WHAT??

Oh, and it’s a no-knead bread. All you (k)need is a bowl and a wooden spoon. Not even a mixer! Combine the ingredients, shape the loaf and bake. Can bread-making get any easier?

Shh, I’ve already made another version. And I used it for something crazy delicious!! So stay tuned. icon smile Sweet Potato Soda Bread

But let’s get back to this sweet potato version. See, I had one sad lonely sweet potato left. It was begging me to turn it into something mouth-watering.

So…. I grated it.

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 And then that pile of grated sweet potato was staring at me.

So, I used it to make these. But only half of it. The other half, so brutally separated from the other half, was awaiting it’s fate.

BAM! Sweet potato soda bread.

You.are.welcome. icon smile Sweet Potato Soda Bread

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 Reasons why you should make this bread:

- 5 ingredients and no-kneading required for this project

- no yeast means no raising time means no waiting

- 50 minutes separates you from having a freshly baked bread on your counter, not to mention having your house smelling like a bakery ( 10 minutes to mix the ingredients together and 35 to 40 minutes of baking )

- perfect side for soups or pasta during the cold months of Winter that are upon us

- this is a small loaf ( you can get about 10 1/2″ slices out of it ) which means it’s a great size for one meal; don’t we all need recipes like this?

- there is no egg in it for those of you who avoid them, can’t have them or simply run out of them

- sweet potato adds protein so go ahead, have another slice!

- nothing beats homemade bread. Period.

Sweet Potato Soda Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 1 small loaf ( 10 1/2 slices )

This fast and easy no-yeast no-knead bread is the perfect addition to your soup or pasta or to enjoy with your favorite preserves or jam.


  1. 2 c all-purpose flour
  2. 3/4 tsp baking soda
  3. 1/2 tsp salt
  4. 1 c grated sweet potato ( 1 small or 1/2 medium )
  5. 1 c buttermilk or sour milk
  6. 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat baking mat. Set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients ( flour, soda and salt ).
  3. Add sweet potato and stir with a wooden spoon.
  4. Add buttermilk and melted butter and stir together just until combined. DO NOT OVER MIX!
  5. Transfer the dough onto lightly floured flat surface and shape into a loaf ( a round disk or more rectangular loaf ). Place on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle the top with a tablespoon of flour. Slash an X on top with a sharp knife.
  6. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, until the top is golden. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer onto a cooling rack.


It is crucial NOT to over mix the dough when combining the dry and wet ingredients together. You can substitute grated carrots for the sweet potato. This bread is quite dense. We are using a raw grated sweet potato and it will release all it's liquids during baking, making for a moist and dense center.

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 Sweet Potato Soda Bread

Recipe just slightly adapted from Gourmet Live on Epicurious.





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  • http://twitter.com/sonisfood Soni

    Love that its no yeast,no knead!!!!Will be trying this very soon :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Sounds great! Thanks, Soni!

  • Terry

    Gotta try this!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      You will love it, Terry!

  • curryandcomfort

    You know what…. you’ve got me sold. I think I will have to make this bread. You make it look so easy… it’s no knead… that’s all I need to know. :) Keep shouting loud and proud about this bread!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      YAY! I can’t wait to hear what you think about it. I am so excited you are going to give it a try, Ramona! Thank you!

  • Carol | a cup of mascarpone

    What could be any better than bread with bits of grated sweet potatoes in it…looks and sounds incredible, Anna!!!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I have to say – it was a great idea to add it! Thanks, Carol! :)

  • http://twitter.com/StephieCooks Stephie Swope

    Yum! I love soda bread, but never thought to add sweet potato to it! Genius.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Aww, thanks, Stephie!

  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

    Cheers to more sweet potatoes! I’m all about easy bread recipes too!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yes! Easy bread recipes rock! Thank you, Amanda!

  • http://twitter.com/Tutti_Dolci Tutti Dolci

    I’ve never made soda bread but I love your sweet potato version, so perfect to enjoy with winter soups!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Oooh, I hope you will try it then, Laura. It’s fabulous! Thank you!

  • http://damndelicious.tumblr.com/ Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    You had me at no kneading!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      lol Thanks, Chung-Ah!

  • http://twitter.com/thewickednoodle the wicked noodle

    WOW! I believe you’ve sold me on this recipe, too! I am so NOT a bread maker but this one I might try!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! Let me know what you think. Kristy! Thank you!

  • http://profiles.google.com/lizzy.do Lizzy Do

    It’s been way too long since I’ve made a soda bread! And I’ve not been very inventive with my versions,,,either plain or whole grain. You’ve opened up a lot more possibilities…your sweet potato bread looks incredible!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I know, right? :) Thanks, Lizzy!

  • Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

    I just bought sweet potatoes today. I love this recipe and the grating is so ingenious! This is probably the easiest bread in the world.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I think so too, Paula! Thank you :)

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  • http://www.savorysimple.net Savory Simple

    I loooove soda bread. This looks incredible!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Jen!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cheryl.magill.31 Cheryl Magill

    This bread is so easy and absolutely fabulous! I love, love, love Anna’s website! And she is just as sweet as her recipes! :-)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Awww, thank you so much, sweet Cheryl! xo

  • CrunchyCreamySw

    Yes you can! Yes you can! Yes you can! Go, Jen! :) Thanks, my friend!

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