Start enjoying the flavors of Fall with this soft, moist, sweet and warm Sweet Potato Bread.
One could say I am irrationally excited for the Fall season.
I’m not sure if it’s because it’s the first year I’ve really just plowed through the Summer with my head in my work, or because I just simply want all of the Fall food already. (Like this Sweet Potato Bread!) But what’s ridiculously ironic about my desire for Fall to just get here already, is that four days after Fall begins, I’ll be on a big cruise ship in the Caribbean enjoying my Summer.
Funny how life works.
What does the Fall season remind you of?
For some reason, Fall always brings me back to experiencing the season in college. The University of Florida campus is so gorgeous and the weather in Gainesville is perfect during that time of year. I can’t even explain it; it’s just a special feeling you get when the seasons change. It brings me back to memories with Christian and our friends. We would enjoy football games, then all walk back to him and his roommates house where some of the girlfriends’ and parents got together and made a smorgasbord of food. We’d all enjoy our meals while watching the rest of the days games on TV.
Pre-game before Christian’s senior night in 2014!
Even when I worked in food sales (my first job out of college), everything was rushed for the holidays. You know how you go to Target and you see Halloween-themed products already on the shelves in August or September? That’s exactly what I mean. We’re always thinking forward when it comes to business… hey, even with blogging. It’s August and I’m already pondering what recipes to make for Christmas! No wonder I’m so stoked for whichever season by the time it arrives.
Now, this Sweet Potato Bread. You guys… I’m kind of sad because it was gone so quickly. I want MORE. I feel like it’s the perfect way to enjoy Fall when Fall hasn’t even arrived yet. It’s not pumpkin, so it’s technically *not* a Fall treat (because is anything a Fall treat if it doesn’t contain pumpkin? Kidding.), but… it is. Know what I’m sayinnn?
This bread is
- 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- ½ cup coconut oil, melted
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup cooked, grated or mashed sweet potato
- ¼ cup almond milk
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl (flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg).
- Add in coconut oil and eggs and combine well.
- Add sweet potato and stir together until well-combined.
- Add almond milk and stir. If batter is too thick, add milk by the ¼ cup until desired texture is reached.
- Pour batter into a greased loaf pan.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes.
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