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sweet potato banana bread

(7 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Teresa Jacobson
New Orleans, LA

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!!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This quick bread is a twist on plain banana bread that's full of flavor. Nuts add a nice crunch. This recipe uses bananas and mashed sweet potatoes which make the bread extremely moist and tender. The bread is not overly sweet so the glaze on top adds sweetness to the bread. Perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(7 ratings)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For sweet potato banana bread

  • 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
  • 2 lg
  • 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)
  • 2/3 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make sweet potato banana bread

  • Oven set to 350F for preheating.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray loaf pan with non-stick spray.
  • Bananas, sweet potatoes, brown sugar, oil, vanilla, and eggs in a bowl.
    In a bowl, combine bananas, sweet potatoes, brown sugar, oil, vanilla, and eggs.
  • Flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon in a bowl.
    In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.
  • Wet and dry ingredients combined.
    Stir the flour mixture into the banana mixture only until just combined.
  • Folding in chopped nuts.
    Fold in nuts.
  • Batter poured into a loaf pan.
    Pour into prepared pan.
  • Sweet Potato Banana Bread baking in the oven.
    Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Sweet Potato Banana Bread removed from the pan.
    Cool for 10-15 minutes and remove from pan.
  • Glazed mixed in a bowl.
    Mix glaze.
  • Glaze poured over the Sweet Potato Banana Bread.
    Pour glaze on cooled bread.
  • Slices of Sweet Potato Banana Bread on a platter.
    VARIATION*** I have used canned organic butternut squash in place of the sweet potatoes. Pumpkin spice liquid coffee creamer can be substituted for milk in the glaze.