Does the Title matter?
Today’s recipe is my own created Sweet Potato and Spelt Flour Something that I can’t decide the title quite frankly. Because it actually can be anything you want it to be. A soft’ish cookie, a chewy naan bread or a delicious pitta bread, unlike the dry version we buy from the shop. It’s really tasty on its own as well as to wipe up curry sauces. But I thought as a lunch box option it’s quite good
I created this recipe by accident one day when I had some sweet potato mash left from the previous day. We love sweet potatoes here. I would usually roast and keep it in the fridge for lunches or snacks. whenever the oven is on, I throw in some sweet potatoes to roast, and I know it will get used a way or another.
Don’t Be Afraid of Change, It can be a Good Thing
I find, planning a little before hand helps me stay sane. The recipe was born while I was going to make my old sweet potato flat bread, but I didn’t have the strength and patience to roll it and clean up afterwards. So instead, I decided to bake them. I thought to add some flax seeds to help with the binding. I love the combination of sweet potato and cinnamon so I sprinkle a generous amount in too. You could probably add in any other spice or herbs you like.The result was quite a surprise in texture.
Be Proud in what you create every day- Big or small, it doesn’t matter
The result was quite a surprise in texture and flavour that I had to share it on my social media. I got a good response from my Instagram and Facebook friends and decided to share the actual recipe on the blog after testing the recipe several times. Sometimes, the change that you were scared to make can be a blessing to so many!
- 2 cups of roasted sweet potato mash
- 2 cups of wholemeal spelt flour
- 1 table spoon of ground Psyllium Husks or flax seeds
- 1 table spoon of cinnamon
- 1/2 tea spoon of baking powder
- 1/2 tea spoon of soda bread
- Pinch of Salt
- Preheat the oven at 200C
- Add all the ingredients in a large bowl. With your hand mix all into a very sticky dough.
- With the help of a 1/3 measuring cup, dollop the mixture into a lined baking tray.
- Grease your hands or the back of the measuring cup and press onto the dough gently to flatten it. (For size and shape use the pictures above as a guide)
- Repeat with the rest of the dough.
- Bake for about 20 minutes. Serve with your favorite filling or on it's own.
Pitta Bread Filling Ideas:
- Scrambled Tofu V
- Chia Scrambled Egg VG
- Mackerel and Spinach Ragu
- Avocado and Egg Spread VG
- Poached Egg in Tomato Sauce VG
- Pulled Turkey Salad
- Chicken Livers
- Tuna and Tahini
- Mauritian Spicy Coleslaw V
- Warm Beef Filling
- Beetroot Hummus V
- Plain Hummus V
- Basa Taco Filling
- Indian Pumpkin V
Sweet Potato Goodness:
- Rich in antioxidants
- Anti-Inflammatory Nutrients
- Helps Regulating Blood Sugar
More Recipes Using Sweet Potatoes
- Sweet Potato Boats with Bulgur Wheat Stuffing
- Sweet Potato Wedges Skin on
- Sweet Potato Latkes
- Sweet Potato Wrap
- Warm Sweet Potato Salad
- Jamaican Soup
- Baked Sweet Potato Pancake