Sweet Potato Hummus & Yogurt Flatbread

A simple Yogurt Flatbread is served alongside a spicy, sweet, and smoky Vegan Sweet Potato Hummus. Perfect for a fall or winter appetizer or snack.

This is the easiest flatbread recipe ever… a total go-to of mine for any meal or snack requiring dipping or wrapping. It involves just four ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen and just a few minutes to combine and roll out the dough. The longest part is letting the dough sit in the fridge for an hour, but I’ve gotten away with cutting that back to 20 or 30 minutes while I’m making the other components of my meal…

Today the other “component” is this smoky sweet potato hummus, as my contribution to The Food Matters Project. Erin from one of my favorite blogs, Naturally Ella, chose this week’s recipe – a simple “blank canvas” homemade hummus. Delicious on its own… but the choices of flavors to add are endless.

I made some sweet potato veggie burgers the other night (post coming soon), and I had half of a mushy baked potato in my fridge so the decision made itself. This is a little sweet, a little smoky, a little earthy and a little spicy. I would say my recipe combination here is on the medium side, but feel free to punch up the paprika and cayenne to make it more bold… taste as you go and adjust as you wish.

For the original recipe, visit Naturally Ella.

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Flatbread recipe slightly adapted from Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty 

Sweet Potato Hummus & Yogurt Flatbread

Serves: 4 flatbreads with extra hummus
For the Yogurt Flatbreads:
  • ½ cup spelt flour, plus extra for kneading/rolling
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • Extra-virgin olive oil or butter for the pan
For the Sweet Potato Hummus:
  • ½ medium sweet potato, baked until mushy
  • 1 can chickpeas (1.5 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • ½ tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika, plus more for garnish
  • ½ teaspoon minced rosemary
  • Juice of ½ small lemon or ¼ large lemon
  • Fresh black pepper
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne (optional)
  1. Make the yogurt flatbreads: Combine the flour, yogurt, baking powder, and salt. Mix together with your hands to form a ball of dough. Add more flour if you need to, just enough so it's not too sticky.
  2. Knead for about a minute until the dough is smooth. Put in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to a few days.
  3. Divide into 4 balls and roll them into flat disks with a rolling pin.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the oil or butter. Place the flatbreads in the pan and cook for a minute or two on each side like you would cook a pancake. Flip when you start to see bubbles, and remove when they’re at your desired level of browning or char.
  5. Serve immediately; they’re best right off the skillet. If you want to make extra for later, I would keep the raw dough balls in the fridge and cook as needed instead of making them all at once and storing them.
  6. Make the sweet potato hummus: Process the sweet potato, chickpeas, tahini, maple syrup, garlic, salt, paprika, rosemary, lemon juice, pepper, and cayenne, if using, in a food processor until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking. Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and a dusting of paprika. Serve with the yogurt flatbreads.




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  1. Daniel McM

    Thanks Jeanine. Super easy hummus recipe. I’m an Ottolenghi fan on Oregon Coast.

  2. Sophia

    I cannot wait to try the flat bread recipe, I discovered your blog a couple of days ago, and have been back to visit every time a have a spare second since! Really inspiring and beautifully composed!! Thanks so much in advance!!

  3. Charlotte

    I made both of these today to accompany Baba Ganoush and they were amazing! So so impressed with the results, I used a little more sweet potato than the recipe called for but it just meant I needed more seasoning to take the extra sweetness out of it. It went down a storm with two very fussy eaters as well! Thank you so much for posting these lovely recipes!

  4. Yui

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love sweet potato but unfortunately I don’t really like hummus. Is spicy sweet potato gnocchi would taste good for the flatbread? If so, I would try to make it this weekend.
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    • jeanine

      Hi Yui,

      Sweet potato gnocchi sounds wonderful, I’m sure the flatbread would be a nice side to it.

  5. Samantha


    This recipe looks amazing!

    Can I substitute the spelt for rye or almond or rice flour?

    Paprika – hot or sweet?



    • jeanine


      About the flour – I’m really not sure (I’m not an expert on the science of flours). The original recipe called for whole wheat, I just happened to used spelt and it worked well. Almond and rice are both quite different from wheat/spelt so I can’t really anticipate how the result would be. Oat flour would be a closer substitution if I was going to pick the next closest flour that’s gluten free to experiment with.

      You can use hot or sweet paprika – whichever you prefer! Depends on if you like things spicier/smokier or on the sweeter side… both should work just fine…

      Hope that helps!

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