First of all, I am not sure if it is a Canadian thing, but there is confusion between sweet potatoes and yams. The root vegetable used here is actually yam, but everyone calls it sweet potato, so let’s go with the flow. You could use also real sweet potatoes, which look almost the same, but have white flesh and slightly darker skin.
Sweet potato flour is not very common in paleo baking, and it is not easy to find in stores. Fortunately, it is incredibly easy to make and you only need a small amount to add flavor and nutrition to your paleo baking blend.
Step 1: Peel and slice your potatoes
Three big sweet potatoes will yield over 2 cups of flour or about half a pound. Use the slicing attachment of your food processor, it will just take a few minutes.
Step 2: Dehydrate your sweet potatoes
I used my dehydrator on a heat of about 150 Fahrenheit (or 65 Celsius) for 24 hours. If you are going to make flour regularly or would like to get into drying various foods, I recommend the Excalibur. I love the simple layout and when you take the trays out, you can use it to make yogurt. You could also use your oven at the lowest possible heat.
Check them every few hours to see if they are nice and dry. They should be crispy and have lost their water content. They will look kind of like that:
Step 3: Blend into flour
Last step of this simple process! Just put your sweet potatoes in a high powered blender and grind them into flour. Make sure
Paleo Flour Blend for your Sweet Potato Flour
Sweet potato flour is a great addition to your paleo flour baking blends. It will impart nutrition and flavor to your baked goods. To help you get started, try this mix;
Paleo Baking Blend
- 2 cups potato starch
- 2 cups tapioca starch
- 1 cup sweet potato flour
- Mix all the ingredients and keep in an airtight container or in the fridge or freezer (depending on how fast you will use it.
Some recipes to get you started:
If you would rather follow some recipes that use sweet potato flour rather than make a blend, you can try these:
- Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes (Nut Free)
- Sweet Potato Sandwich Thins
- Sweet Potato Almond Cookies
- Paleo Pumpkin Blondies
- Coconut and Sweet Potato Flour Pancakes
Keep me posted on your results!
If you try these recipes or find new ones you love, comment below and share!