sweet potato bread.

yes. bread. with sweet potatoes. there sure are some creative people out there. i came across the recipe on a blog over the weekend and immediately scheduled some baking into my sunday afternoon. and oh yes- this was a success. it's similar to pumpkin bread, but not too sweet. i added raisins and walnuts: two things i never add to my zucchini, pumpkin, or banana bread- and yet they are just right. it's made for a great breakfast every morning this week!

sorry for the poor color quality!

•1 1/2 cups white sugar

•1/2 cup melted butter

•2 eggs

•1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour

•1 teaspoon baking soda

•1/4 teaspoon salt

•1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

•1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

•1/3 cup water

•1 heaping cup cooked and mashed sweet potatoes (a bit more than a cup, more like 1 1/4)
•1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

You can either boil the peeled, chopped sweet potatoes or roast them. Your choice.

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg, set aside. In a separate bowl, combine sugar and butter; mix well. Add eggs and beat. Stir flour mixture into egg mixture alternately with water. Stir in sweet potatoes and chopped nuts.

2.Pour batter into greased 9×5 inch loaf pan. Bake for about one hour.

1 comment:

Amy said...

made this last night...delicious!