Sweet Potato, Coconut  and Chai Loaf recipe is a wonderful healthy alternative to your normal every-day cake. You can simply omit or reduce the sugar, and you have a wonderful breakfast bread that toasts beautifully, or a great snack.

This loaf packs a nutritious punch with the base being sweet potato and ground almonds. This means that the loaf contains fibre for a healthy digestive system and will fill you up quicker than your average piece of cake. Sweet Potato has a low GI, which provides us with a hit of slow-release carbohydrate to give energy.

Sweet Potato and Coconut bread recipe gluten free


Sweet Potato Coconut and Chai Loaf Gluten Free

A filling, flavoursome alternative to cake, this loaf is easy to make, and nutritious
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 12


  • 2 cups almond meal (also called ground almonds)
  • ½ cup grated, or dessicated, or flaked coconut
  • 2 tsp baking powder (choose gluten free baking powder if required)
  • cups sweet potato, grated, skin on
  • 4 med eggs
  • ¼ cup olive oil or sunflower oil
  • cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp vinegar or apple cider vinegar (this ingredient isn't crucial, but does help the loaf rise)
  • 1 tbsp chai powder (or 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon mixed with 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg)


  • Pre heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius, fan forced
  • Add the almond meal, coconut and baking powder to a large bowl
  • Grate the sweet potato (skin included) straight into the almond meal and coconut mixture
  • In a seperate bowl, add the eggs and oil and whisk to combine
  • Add the honey (or maple syrup) vinegar, chai spices to the egg mixture and whisk to combine
  • Add this wet mixture to the bowl of almond meal and coconut, stirring gently to combine the mixture
  • Pour mixture into a greased and lined loaf tin
  • Optional: You may wish to sprinkle the loaf with your choice of seeds and nuts to decorate
  • Bake for 30 mins, until goldne on top and skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean
  • Remove from oven and leave in tin to cool
  • Post a photo to Instagram or Facebook and tag us @thenutritionguruandthechef


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8 thoughts on “Gluten Free Sweet Potato, Coconut and Chai Loaf

  1. Heather says:

    Wow Tara, you were fast. Can’t wait to give it a go. All of your recipies that I have tried so far have been a hit at our house, and I’m sure this will be another one. Much bliss, Heather xx

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  3. Jilly says:

    This is fabulous! Made it yesterday with the almond pulp I had leftover from making milk and it is absolutely delish. Thank you.

  4. Meagan says:

    Yum! Just made these in muffin cases instead of a loaf- perfect treats to get me through the week!

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