Sweet Potato Banana Bread

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 4 Ratings
Serves: 12
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Cooking Method: Bake


2 over-ripe bananas, mashed
1 c sweet potato, mashed (or 15 oz. can sweet potatoes, drained and mashed)
3/4 c light brown sugar, packed
1/4 c canola oil
1 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
1 c all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 c chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

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Teresa Jacobson Recipe
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Jacksonville, FL (pop. 821,784)
Member Since Oct 2010
Teresa's notes for this recipe:
This is so moist and flavorful! I love banana bread and this is a nice change from the usual. It's a great way to sneak in some healthy sweet potatoes for a picky eater too! I love to use the spiced nuts that I make at Christmas in recipes that call for nuts. It adds just a touch more flavor! Yum!!
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray loaf pan with nonstick spray.
In a bowl, combine bananas, sweet potatoes, brown sugar, oil, vanilla, and eggs.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. Stir the flour mixture into the banana mixture only until just combined. Fold in nuts.
Pour into prepared pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
VARIATION*** I used canned organic butternut squash in place of the sweet potatoes and I made a glaze of powdered sugar and pumpkin spice liquid coffee creamer... DELICIOUS!!

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user Teresa Jacobson foundmyzen - Mar 6, 2011
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user stacey ruddach sruddach - Mar 6, 2011
Can you replace the sweet potato with pumpkin puree?
user Teresa Jacobson foundmyzen - Mar 6, 2011
Sure, I don't see why not! I love sweet potatoes so that's always been what I use but I think pumpkin would work just as well!
user stacey ruddach sruddach - Mar 7, 2011
I prefer sweet potatoes, but would use pumpkin if I didn't have the pots handy. Thanks! I can't wait to try this recipe! :)
user Kimi Gaines kimijo - Mar 7, 2011
this looks amazing...very moist!!

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