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CSA eats! Sweet Potato Bread

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yet another use of sweet potatoes! I halved this recipe as best I could. Used 2 eggs though, and definitely more than 1 cup of sweet potato – maybe almost 2 cups. Omitted the cloves and used canola oil. Would have used applesauce instead of the oil if I had any. also threw in some nutmeg and allspice. To prepare the sweet potatoes, I just boiled for 20 minutes, peeled and put in food processor, pulsed until smooth. the bread is really moist and yummy!

Sweet Potato Bread from

2 cups white sugar (used 1 cup organic cane sugar)
1 cup vegetable oil (1/2 cup canola)
3 eggs (2)
2 cups mashed canned candied yams or 2 cups sweet potatoes
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups flour (1.5 cups)
1/4 teaspoon baking powder (I think I put the whole 1/4)
1 teaspoon baking soda (omitted)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon (1/2)
1 teaspoon ginger (1/2)
1 teaspoon ground cloves (omitted)
1 cup chopped walnuts (not sure how much I used)
also threw in some nutmeg and all spice.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, oil, egg, sweet potatoes and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients (except walnuts) together well and add to wet ingredients.
Stir until just combined.
Fold in walnuts.
Pour into 2 standard loaf pans.
Bake for 75 minutes or until thin knife inserted in center comes out clean.


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