Gluten Free Sweet Potato Flatbread: don’t adjust your monitor, that purple color is the real deal. No filters or added colors.
Purple sweet potatoes have been plentiful at the markets lately and I just can’t resist them. It’s not often we get to cook with that much deep, vibrant purple. But, a classic orange sweet potato is going to look great in these too.
I created these quick, yeast-free homemade flatbreads (aka tortillas) on a whim after bread was requested to go with our soup the other day. I pulled the first two off the pan in the same amount of time as it took to cook the soup. For a complete first try, they are pretty darn good! We even used the extras later that day as the bread for a grilled cheese. Think of these gluten free quick breads as a cross between a flatbread, a tortilla and a cracker- each version just gets cooked slightly longer than the previous.
Give them a try and remember to share them on your social media, tagging #HappyEatsHealthy on FB, IB & Twitter!
Gluten Free Sweet Potato Flatbread
1 small sweet potato, baked or steamed
1/2 cup gf flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
1/4 cup arrowroot powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbls oil
~1-3 tbls water
Remove the skin from the sweet potato and smash well with a fork. Add the remaining ingredients, except the water, and mix well using your hands. Keep kneading it into a ball, Adding 1 tablespoon of water at a time if needed just to bring it all together.
Pull the dough into small rounds, about 8 – 12 of them depending on the size of your original potato.
Heat a skillet over medium heat. Roll out one ball between two sheets of parchment paper. Carefully pull the top sheet off from your tortilla. Flip it onto your hand, or directly into the pan, then carefully pull the remaining parchment away.
Cook the flatbread until it becomes lightly browned on one side, them flip to cook the other side. If you want this to be soft, remove it from the skillet. It you want a crunch tortilla, let it cook until deeply browned, then remove and enjoy.
Optional: try adding a few seasonings for different flavors:
- minced garlic + onion
- chili powder + cumin
- Sesame seeds