This is the part where I have to admit that pumpkin is not my favorite flavor. And I feel like the Internet bombards me with pumpkin recipes (I am fairly certain that every third pin on Pinterest for the last 2 months has been a pumpkin recipe of one kind or another). It’s not that I hate pumpkin, it’s just that I get sick of it after about two pumpkin flavored anythings (except doughnuts, but that’s neither here nor there).
But I DO like fall flavors, especially cinnamon, so this bread was a perfect compromise for me (not to mention that this used up the sweet potatoes that just. keep. coming. from my CSA subscription).
Banana Sweet Potato Bread
(slightly adapted from Heather Christo Cooks)
makes 1 standard-size loaf or 3 mini loaves or about 12 muffins or a bazillion mini-muffins
1 medium sweet potato (or 1 cup sweet potato puree)
2 medium bananas, mashed
1 ¼ cup sugar
½ cup oil
¼ cup milk
2 tsp vanilla
1 ¾ cups flour (I used all white-wheat)
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ tsp ginger
Bring a pot of water to a boil. Peel and dice your sweet potato and boil until very soft. Drain.
You can run it through a food processor or blender or just mash it by hand. (Or you could just buy a can of sweet potato puree).
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray your pans with baking spray.
In a stand mixer, beat the banana and sweet potato until smooth. Add the sugar, oil, and milk, mixing to combine well. Add eggs and vanilla and beat again.
Dump the dry ingredients on top of the wet ingredients (with soda on top of the flour, not directly on the wet mixture). Mix until well-combined, but don’t overmix.
Pour the batter into the pans about 3/4 of the way full.
Bake until a skewer comes out clean (about 18 minutes for mini-muffins, 25-30 for muffins, 35-40 for mini loaves, and 1 hour or more for a full loaf).
Let cool slightly, and then remove from pans, letting cool on a cooling rack (or eat them while they’re still warm. Delicious).
And now, while your bread bakes, go check out what Merrick and Landen are loving:
And if YOU’D like to share your own favorite fall, feel free to write your own post and link it up below.