Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Flatbreads

sweet potato flatbreads

These simple sweet potato delights occupy a spot on the quickbread spectrum somewhere between a cracker and a rather dense flatbread, but with a wonderful flaky interior. Ideal for dipping into spreads or curries too, they were on the menu with some spicy hummus. Roasted sweet potato and a hint of Indian spices elevate these to one of my new favorite savory flatbreads. They are baked too, so no need to hover over a hot skillet cooking up each round individually. Especially if you roast the sweet potato beforehand, these are easy to make and take very little time to come together. A cross between a roti and a paratha? You decide. Toss in your favorite spices or seeds or keep it simple with minimal seasoning — either way enjoy as a side for any meal or just snack on them. They are that good.

Whole Wheat Sweet Potato FlatbreadsWhole Wheat Sweet Potato Flatbreads
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Adapted from Yogi Kitchen
Published on June 29, 2013

Simple, sturdy and flaky baked flatbreads made with roasted sweet potato and a hint of Indian spicing — great for serving with hummus or chutneys

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  • 1 large sweet potato, roasted in a 425° oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until fork tender
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup spelt flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • Preheat an oven to 400° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • When the roasted sweet potato is cool enough to handle, remove the skin, transfer to a large bowl and mash with a fork or potato masher.

  • Sift the flours, salt and spices into the bowl and stir. Gently knead the dough until it comes together, adding more flour or a few drops of water as necessary — the dough should be moist but workable to pat into small rounds. Divide the dough into 5 equal portions and form each portion into a small ball.

  • Lightly dust a large cutting board with flour and dust your hands too. Press down each ball of dough into a circle and shape into a roughly 1/2-inch thick round about 5 to 6 inches in diameter. Alternately, roll out each round with a lightly floured rolling pin.

  • Arrange on the baking sheet with space between each round. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, then remove from the oven and let cool.

  • Serve warm or at room temperature, or store in a sealed container for up to several days.

Makes 5 six-inch flatbreads
spicy sweet potato whole wheat flatbreads

Other flatbreads you are sure to enjoy from Lisa's Kitchen:
Paratha Stuffed with Sweet Potato and Potato
Sweet Potato Roti
Fenugreek Chapatis
Off and On the Trail Bannock

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1 comment:

Yogi Kitchen said...

thanks for trying them LIsa. Good eh?