Sweet potato gingerbreads

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      1 hr 25

Appears in
Energy Balls & Power Bites

By Sara Lewis

Published 2017

  • About

Think of moist, dark gingerbread and you tend to think of masses of sugar, syrup and treacle. This healthier version cuts the sugar with naturally-sweet roasted sweet potato and adds malted barley instead of syrup. Just like the bonfire party favourite, parkin, this recipe adds cholesterol-lowering oatmeal in place of some of the flour.


  • 350 g/12 oz/2 small sweet potatoes, scrubbed
  • 100 g/


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Prick the sweet potatoes with a fork, put on to a baking sheet and bake for 40–45 minutes