Saturday, July 06, 2013

Sweet Potato - Yam - Banana Bread

Sweet Potato - Yam - Banana Bread, just out of the oven.  I will note that it was really awesome (and particularly so for another spontaneous creation)!  Just in case you want to try it out here's a rough recipe.

Combine in a blender and blend on low speed until lightly pureed:
1 cup canola oil
3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
4 bananas
2 pre-cooked sweet potatoes
1 pre-cooked yam (if your blender is not a high horsepower one, I'd suggest that you peel them first)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger powder
1/4 tsp salt

Combine in a dry mixing bowl:
2 cups white enriched wheat flour
1 cup whole wheat flower
2-3 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup ground almonds

Pour wet mixture into the dry mixture in the mixing bowl and stir until well blended in.

Grease 2 bread pans with butter and then flour
Pour mixture into the 2 pans and bake for about 70-80 minutes at 325F (preheat the oven).
Let cool and then pop out of the pan.


Rita Mosquita said...

How do you tell the difference between a sweet potato and a yam? They seem to be in the same category at the grocery store. I really tried to figure this out a couple years ago and had many tell me that they were the same thing.

The Wayward Hawaiian said...

Sweet potatoes are a light brown outside (like a russet potato) but shaped longer and pointier than a russet. They are kind of a light yellow color inside. Yams are typically a dark red-brown outside and orange inside. Yams are also long and pointy. Normally, the grocery store should have them in different bins. However, for this recipe, you can interchange them without too much difference. It'll change the taste slightly in that the yams have a stronger flavor.