Maple – Sweet Potato Bread for Athletes

Bread / Recipes with Maple Syrup

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12 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup (preferably dark syrup, for its robust flavour)
  • 1 cup Greek yogourt
  • 1/2 cup sweet potato, grated
  • 1 tsp orange zest, grated
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit of your choice (raisins, cranberries, apricots, dates, etc.)
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, whole wheat or half and half
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg


  1. Place rack in centre position of oven and preheat to 180° C (350° F).
  2. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper. Butter the ends not covered by the paper.
  3. Put the egg, vegetable oil, maple syrup, and yogourt into a bowl and whisk. Add the sweet potato, orange zest, oats, and dried fruit. Mix well and let stand for 10 minutes.
  4. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and nutmeg in another bowl.
  5. Stir the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until just moistened. Pour this batter into your pan.
  6. Bake 50 – 60 minutes or until knife inserted into centre comes out clean.
  7. Let cool 10 minutes before removing from pan, then leave to fully cool on a rack.

*YIELD: 1 loaf; 12 slices

RESTING TIME: 20 minutes

KEEPS FOR: 1 week in the fridge. To freeze, cut first and take each slice out, as desired.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

Recipes by Hugo Houle

Professional Cyclist

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More about Maple

Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.