Thursday, December 6, 2012

Paleo Sweet Potato Breakfast Cake (Recipe Revisit)

This recipe is one I concocted simply because I found myself with some extra cooked sweet potato. It proved very popular on Pinterest and Chowstalker, and a number of people expressed interest in baking it in the oven, as opposed to the microwave.

Since my daughter had her tonsils out, I figured a big batch of mashed sweet potatoes was definitely in order. While she nibbled on a tiny bit topped with a little maple syrup, I turned the rest into a multi-serving, oven-baked version of my speedy breakfast treat.
Paleo Sweet Potato Potato Breakfast Cake

1/3 cup almond meal
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
3 eggs
1 1/2 cup mashed, cooked sweet potato
1 tbs. pumpkin pie spice (or use combination of cinnamon, nutmeg & ginger)
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 tbs. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
large handful of dried cranberries and/or raw chopped nuts, if desired

Preheat oven to 350.  Combine all ingredients through baking powder in a medium bowl, stirring until thoroughly mixed. Stir in nuts/dried fruit if using. Pour into a medium-sized greased loaf pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.


  1. Am I seeing things or are there raisins in it?

    1. no, you're not! I meant to write that you can include dried cranberries and/or chopped raw nuts if desired. Going back to edit now, thanks for the catch!

  2. I wonder how it would be with fresh cranberries and coconut sprinkled on top! Also, going to sub half molasses and half raw honey (no maple syrup). Hope it works! :)

    1. Trying to figure something good to bring to a get together! :)

  3. I've made this twice now and both times the whole middle is all wiggly after 25 minutes of baking. (First time I used freshly cooked sweet potatoes and the 2nd time I used canned pumpkin.) I used all the proper measurements for everything. I put it in a standard stone (Pampered Chef) loaf pan as I'm not sure what you really mean by a medium-size loaf pan... Any ideas?