Lizzie and I have been in our new place for a few days now. And while I can’t wait to post cute-sy photos of the fully decorated and glamified apartment it is still currently a mess. I guess we’re just slow “nesters” or whatever, probably because we both suffer from extreme indecisiveness. Together we can hardly order a pizza with any toppings.
However, to make myself feel somewhat productive and domestic I decided to make some sweet potato bread. And while it’s not quite fall yet, it was sweater weather in Chicago yesterday, so making cinnamon-y, potato-y treat is wholly justified.
- 1 cup of cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp of nutmeg
- 1/3 cup water
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Combine the oil and sugar, mixing well. Then stir in the eggs. In a separate bowl combine the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and baking soda. Slowly add to the sugar/oil/egg mixture, while also intermittently adding the water. Throw in the sweet potatoes and chocolate chips and stir it up.
You can pour the batter in 2 bread loaf pans, but I just used a 8×8 pan and then cut into 2 pseudo-loaves. Bake for about an hour at 350* and then let cool. Then give to your friends so they like you more!