9.08.2009

sweet potato bread

(in case anyone didn't see this on facebook)


Sweet Potato Bread
-missy's made up recipe-

1/2 C. white sugar
1/2 C. brown sugar
1/2 C. oil
2 eggs
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/8 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbs. milk
1 1/2 C. flour
1/4 C. oats
1 C. cooked, mashed sweet potato
1/2 C. pecans
1/2 C. golden raisins
handful regular raisins

-missy method-

1. combine sugar and oil. stir.
2. add eggs. stir.
3. add next 9 ingredients. stir between each one.
4. add flour. stir.
5. add oats, sweet potato, pecans and raisins. stir.
6. dump in greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees until done.

-missy notes-

this recipe is too big to fit in my loaf pan (which i guess is 8ish x 4ish). i can either make a loaf and some mini muffins or two gimpy loaves. this is why i didn't put a length of time to cook it for, it depends on how you divide it.

i first tried this with more spices - more like pumpkin bread - but i think it was too much for sweet potatoes.. it lost its sweet potatoey carroty goodness.. i guess try it and adjust according to your liking.

i also took lindsay's suggestion and tried bread flour instead of all purpose and it is great.

and of course decorate the top with sugar in the raw and a cute design made from pecans and raisins.

3 comments:

--r said...

sounds delicious. i wish i lived with a boy who would eat such things. alas, mike is even pickier than i am (if that's actually possible!) maybe sammy will be on my team once he's got the chewing thing down...

missy said...

no sweet potato bread?? boo! i'm glad jeremy and oscar aren't picky. (actually, jeremy loves it for breakfast on the drive to work) i'm very worried that oscar will start getting pickier as he gets older, but hopefully if i keep giving him a nice variety of foods he'll keep eating them!

--r said...

he might try it, but i wouldn't be too optimistic. i couldn't even get him to smell the sweet potatoes that sammy was eating the other night. *sigh*