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Healthy Sweet Potato Crunch Bread

Healthy Sweet Potato Crunch Bread you can nosh on for breakfast, brunch, or every eating occasion in-between. It goes great with coffee or tea too.

Healthy Sweet Potato Crunch Bread Recipe

I find myself in this weird place where I KNOW I should be shifting gears and thinking about fall. I fact, I WANT to be shifting gears and thinking about fall. All I can really think about though, is the fact that I can’t seem to leave the house without my face melting off. I haven’t been baking (but I want to!). Actually, I barely can manage dinner 5 out of 7 days.

I hate being hot.

We are halfway through August, though, and so I decided it was time to at least pretend the seasons might be changing soon. Sweet potatoes are grown year round in North Carolina, but to me they always taste like fall. Maybe because of the cinnamon and nutmeg I always season them with? Anyway… I actually wrote this Sweet Potato Crunch Bread recipe for my friends at Food Fanatic in JANUARY.

I’ve been holding out on you.

Sweet Potato Quick Bread

I based this recipe on my Healthy Pumpkin Banana Bread, which remains popular even when pumpkin is not in season at all. There’s a peach version, too!
Unsweetened applesauce and mashed sweet potatoes are what give this quick bread all kinds of naturally sweet goodness. The brown sugar pecan streusel is really where it’s at, though.

Sweet Potato Crunch Bread

This bread is hearty and filling, will satisfy your sweet tooth without being too sweet, and is incredibly moist.

Healthy Sweet Potato Crunch Bread Recipe
Please note that I adjusted the loaf in these photos from two (in the original instructions) to just one. You can go either way. If you want taller, more raised slices, bake in just one loaf pan and add 5-10 minutes to your total bake time. Test with a toothpick. 

Other quick bread recipes you’ll love…

Banana Bread with Pumpkin

Healthy Pumpkin Banana Bread

Cream Cheese Banana Bread Recipe

Cream Cheese Banana Bread

Muffins made with Leftover Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potato Muffins with Pecan Streusel

This Healthy Sweet Potato Crunch Bread uses unsweetened applesauce and mashed sweet potatoes for a wholesome treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth!


Wednesday 2nd of October 2019

Can you substitute with coconut oil instead of applesauce and quinoa flour instead of the all purpose?

Heather Tullos

Saturday 5th of October 2019

Hey Leah; I've not tested this with coconut oil, but it's pretty high in fat, so I'd stick with the applesauce. Changing the type of flour can drastically change a recipe and how the leavening agents work their magic, so you'd need to test that as well.


Monday 26th of August 2019

Very bland batter so added cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.

Denise Clarey

Tuesday 1st of November 2016

Just popped these in the oven. Noticed the vanilla was not added. Was this an error?


Thursday 20th of April 2017

I noticed that too, I added it with the rest of the wet ingredients. Came out kind of bland.

Kathryn @ Family Food on the Table

Thursday 25th of August 2016

You know I am loving this bread! Right up my alley and something I'll definitely be snacking on ALL day long! My kiddos would love it too - especially my boy, who adores sweet potatoes ;) Pinned!

Kristen Chidsey

Monday 22nd of August 2016

Seriously Heather this is the bread I dream about! I am so ready for a giant slice with a huge cup of coffee--oh and cooler temps :)

Heather Tullos

Monday 22nd of August 2016

yes yes yes to cooler temps! I'm dying over here!