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Sweet Potato Bread


To make this recipe vegan, add 2 1/2 teaspoons powdered egg replacer combined in 1/2 cup water and reduce the oil to 3/4 cup.

Sweet Potato Bread with Walnut Streusel



  • 1 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups sweet potatoes, mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 cups gluten-free all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Walnut Streusel Topping

  • 1/2 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, cup
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy butter substitute
  • a pinch of salt


  1.  Thoroughly combine sugar, oil, egg, sweet potatoes, almond extract, and lemon juice in a large bowl.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together in a medium bowl, then combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients until the batter is uniform.
  3.  Pour the batter into a loaf pan and bake at 325.
  4. While the bread is baking make the walnut streusel topping by combining the ingredients with a pastry cutter or in a food processor until thoroughly combined.
  5. When the bread is somewhat firm,  about 30 minutes, remove the bread from the oven and sprinkle the streusel topping on top.
  6. Continue baking until the bread can pass the clean toothpick test, about 20-30 minutes.

Walnut Gravy



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts, ground
  • 1  cup vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste


  1. Over medium-low heat, fry rice flour in olive oil, stirring constantly, until slightly golden, about 1 minute.
  2. Add ground walnuts, vegetable stock, lemon juice, and pepper, and increase to high heat.
  3. Bring liquid to a boil, whisking occasionally, then reduce heat to medium. Continue to simmer until gravy thickens, about 2 minutes.
  4. Season with salt to taste.

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