Sweet Potato Flatbread

This delicious flatbread recipe features sweet potato and cassava flour.  The latest addition to my gluten free pantry, cassava flour is made from the root of the yuca plant.  The entire root is grated, dried, and ground into a mild tasting flour that is both gluten free and Paleo friendly.

This gluten free, grain free flat bread was a nice change from my usual potato side, really different from anything I have ever made.  To achieve the same results, I recommend weighing your ingredients.

6 Servings

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  • 1 large sweet potato, about 12 oz.
  • 1/2 cup cassava flour, about 2.2 oz. plus more for dusting
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. gluten free Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3/4 cup grated cheese such as parmesan, gruyere etc.


Peel the sweet potato and cut into chunks.  I used 1 sweet potato for this recipe.  After peeling, it weighed 10 oz.

Steam the potato until very soft, 25-30 minutes.  Remove the potato and add to the bowl of a stand mixer.

Beat with the paddle attachment until smooth.  Whisk together ½ cup of cassava flour with salt and Italian seasoning.  Add to the bowl and mix until a soft dough forms.  The dough will be heavy and clinging to the paddle, like this.

Transfer the dough to a sheet of parchment paper.  I used a pie dough roller and floured fingers to gently roll and press the dough into a 1/4″ thick round.  Use a spatula to neaten the edges.

Slide the parchment onto a pizza stone.  Brush with olive oil, sprinkle with more seasoning and the grated cheese.  I used Parmesan and it browned up nicely, but Romano, Gruyere or even cheddar would be fine.  Use your favorite, or whatever you have on hand.  Bake at 375◦ for 25 minutes, then broil on high for 5 minutes.  The cheese should be melted and starting to brown, the edges crispy.  Watch that it doesn’t burn!

Use a large spatula to slide the flatbread off the parchment onto a cutting board.  Slice into wedges and serve.  You should hear a nice crunch when you cut into it.  Once the flatbread begins to cool it will soften up, so it is best eaten immediately.  Leftovers can be reheated on a pizza stone.

The verdict, hubby and I both loved it!  Potato lovers, change up your menu with this easy, gluten free side.  Everyone will want a slice, so be ready to share!

Notes ♪♫ Cassava flour is quickly gaining popularity in gluten free baking.  If you can’t find it at your supermarket it is widely available online from sites like Amazon.

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Gluten Free Potato Gnocchi with Cassava Flour

Gluten Free Potato Gnocchi with Cassava Flour

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This recipe combines two of my favorite new ingredients, Cassava flour and Hannah sweet potatoes.  Cassava Flour is made from the root of the yucca plant, and so far I have made some delicious things with it.  Check out my Cassava English Muffins, or this delicious Sweet Potato Flatbread.  As I experiment more with this gluten free dough, all I can think of is pasta!

Hannah sweet potatoes are also new to my kitchen.  Have you seen this blond version of the sweet potato?  It has a thin pale skin and cream colored flesh that disappears into bread and pasta dough with ease.

The amount of flour needed in this recipe will vary depending on the moisture in the potato, and size of your eggs.  It does require some judgement, knowing when you have the right amount of hydration.  I recommend weighing the sweet potato after it is peeled, and then gradually incorporating the flour by feel.  You can always add more flour, but you can’t take it out!

Tip: Keep a pot of boiling water going as you make the gnocchi, and throw a few in.  When they float to the top, taste them.  Are they too mushy?  Add more flour to the dough.


  • 10 oz. white sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 5 tbsp. cassava flour
  • 2 tbsp. arrowroot starch
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
  • additional 1 cup cassava flour for kneading and rolling


Steam the peeled potato for 30 minutes or until very soft.  Cool to room temperature (important, so you don’t cook the eggs!).

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the cooled potato with the eggs.

Add the remainder of ingredients through xanthan gum to form a sticky dough.

Generously flour a cutting board with cassava flour and knead the flour into the dough until you can easily handle it and it doesn’t feel tacky.  Reserve any extra flour for rolling.

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and rest for 10 minutes.  This allows the flour to absorb more of the moisture.

Divide the dough into 4 sections.  Work with one section at a time, keeping the rest covered so that it doesn’t dry out.

Roll the dough into a long rope, about 3/4″ thick.  Use a bench knife to cut the rope into 1/2″ pieces.

Flour your hands and roll each piece into a ball.

I used a bench knife to roll each piece over a gnocchi board.  You can also use a fork.

Always follow food safety guidelines!  Pasta made with eggs should be covered and refrigerated within one hour.

When ready to cook, boil a large pot of salted water.  Add the pasta and cook for about 3 minutes.  They are done when they float to the top.

Skim them out gently with a spider strainer and top with sauce.

Notes: ♪♫ If you would like to freeze some for another meal, place the tray in the freezer for an hour then transfer to freezer safe bags.

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