Healthy Sweet Potato Flatbread

Sweet Potato Flat Bread

Oh, it is a yummy and healthy sweet potato flatbread! I first saw a version of it in vegan lovelie, and  I knew this is one of those I will be making soon.

I decided to have a go at it when some sweet potato mash left after making my eight months old baby’s food. The flatbreads are one of the easiest things to make once you have the sweet potatoes ready.

It can be done in advance as a lunch for kids or grown-ups, as a snack, breakfast or to replace rice or naan bread in a main.  We had it with Mauritian Pilchards curry. 

Coconut Oil

Different from the original recipe, I used coconut oil to brush the bread while cooking plus I used wholemeal Spelt flour.

Back at home, in Mauritius, the rotis are brushed with hydrolyzed vegetable oil. But keeping the healthy theme here I thought I’ll add a little more to this bread by adding coconut oil.

Coconut oil is classified as a superfood and has its unique combination of fatty acids that can have profound positive effects on health. The medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) in coconut oil can increase energy which in return leading to weight loss.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potato in the other hand is an excellent source of vitamin A. They are also an excellent source of vitamin C, which has many more benefits than just to aid with flu and cold.

One of the other advantages I was happy to learn was Vit C in sweet potato produces collagen which helps maintain skin’s youthful elasticity and is essential to helping us cope with stress.

So bring on the sweet potatoes. Well, there’s even more in sweet potatoes like manganese, copper, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B6. Additionally, they are a good source of potassium, dietary fibre, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, and phosphorus.

All these help in our energy level, moods and much more. If you want to know a little more about how healthy and safe, sweet potato has a  read at The world’s healthiest food

Healthy Sweet Potato Flatbread

Healthy Sweet Potato Flatbread

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Boil or roast some sweet potatoes
  2. Peel the skin off
  3. Use a food processor or the back of a fork to mash the sweet potatoes
  4. Heat the sweet potatoes in the microwave for couple of seconds if it's cooled down because that will help in a softer bread
  5. Put the sweet potatoes in a big mixing bowl
  6. Now get both hands dirty adding flour to the sweet potatoes and mixing with your fingers. Add flour, mix and knead till you obtain a soft and elasticky dough.
  7. Make small balls about the size or smaller than a tennis ball.
  8. Sprinkle some flour on a flat surface.
  9. Take a ball at a time and roll it out adding more flour if it's sticking
  10. Cook on a hot skillet for about 2-3 minutes on each side. Add some coconut oil on each side every time you turn the rotis.

Notes

Sweet potato flat bread made spelt flour is perfect as a healthy snack, burritos or to pick a hot and delicious curry

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19 Comments

    • Mira
      Author
      August 17, 2017 / 2:29 am

      I’m glad you liked it David! Good luck

  1. August 12, 2017 / 10:30 am

    Ooh my, these look delicious! I would have never thought of using sweet potato to make flat bread.

    • Mira
      Author
      August 13, 2017 / 3:50 am

      Oh really! these are absolutely delicious! Do give it a go

      • Mira
        Author
        August 13, 2017 / 3:51 am

        I know what you mean! The kids are away next week so I’ve plan to do another round before September

  2. August 12, 2017 / 5:47 am

    I can not wait to make these!!

    • Mira
      Author
      August 13, 2017 / 3:53 am

      Yay !!

  3. August 12, 2017 / 5:17 am

    Mira, please, please come move in with me! 🙂 Ok, can you deliver? LOL, I love your blog and your recipes! Thank you!

    • Mira
      Author
      August 13, 2017 / 3:54 am

      You made my day Kim 🙂

  4. August 12, 2017 / 12:11 am

    Oh my god I am definitely making this!! I love sweet potato and I have problems with a wheat allergy so making a flatbread like this with wheat free flour will be fantastic.

    • Mira
      Author
      August 13, 2017 / 3:57 am

      In this recipe I am using Spelt flour Tiffany, I’ve never tried with other flours yet. May be that’s my task 🙂

  5. Mary
    July 4, 2017 / 2:24 am

    These look likd great wrap / naan alternative… do they keep well in the fridge/freezer do you know?

    • Mira
      Author
      July 4, 2017 / 6:14 am

      Hi, Mary! I have never tried putting it in the freezer but yes in the fridge for few days. Just heat it in the microwave for few seconds before eating.

  6. June 1, 2017 / 3:29 am

    Yum these look great and they look like they fold so well! I’ll have to try.

    • Mira
      Author
      June 1, 2017 / 3:37 am

      Thank you so much for dropping by Mindy! Really appreciate that.

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