Monday, January 13, 2014

Sweet Potato Bread

What to do with just a bit of leftover mashed sweet potatoes?  I couldn't just throw them out, but a sweet breakfast or dessert bread seemed to be in order.


1/4 cup margarine or butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs or 1/2 cup egg beaters
1 cup mashed sweet potato
1-3/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Cream together the brown sugar and margarine or butter until fluffy.  Beat in the eggs.  Stir together the dry ingredients, then beat them into the egg mixture; add the sweet potatoes, and beat until smooth.  Stir in the walnuts, and turn into a greased loaf pan.  Bake at 350F for 50 to 60 minutes, until a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean.  Cool before cutting.

This tasted a lot like pumpkin bread.  We all enjoyed it, although Dan mumbled something about "stinkin' walnuts..."

Oh, and Mark correctly predicted the winners of 3 of the 4 NFL games this weekend.  I'm waiting for his insightful prognostications into the playoffs and Superbowl.  The kid's kind of a wizard at this football thing.

Happy Monday, everyone!


Pam said...

Great use for the sweet potatoes. Hey, maybe you need to have him pick some lottery numbers!

Blond Duck said...

I've always wanted to make sweet potato bread. Yum!

Two French Bulldogs said...

That sounds terrific

~~louise~~ said...

Sounds like a winner to me, Marjie. The bread that is:)

As for that wizard of yours, I think Pam has a GREAT idea. I'm sure the deduction for one has absolutely nothing to do with the other but who knows, perhaps luck is in play just a bit:)

Rhodesia said...

Love sweet potatoes so this is on my 'to make' list. Thanks. Have a good week. Diane

Big Dude said...

Looks like an excellent way to utilize the leftovers Marjie.

altadenahiker said...

Looks tasty.

Pam said...

I would never have thought to make sweet potato bread - great idea! It looks delicious and I would personally love the walnuts in there.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Marjie, this sounds great. Could this be used for morning or afternoon tea and would you have butter on it? Hope you are all well. We're expecting the temperature to reach 45C (113F) today and hotter for the next two days. Phew. No worries, and love, Carol

Nichole Burke said...

Sounds delish!

Sue said...

Hmmm... that sounds good. I need to try it but I never have left over sweet potatoes. I have too many four footed helpers.

SissySees said...

We never have leftover sweet potatoes either - same reason Sue gave - but I want to make this SOON.