Looking for a delightful twist on classic banana bread? Look no further than this Fluffy Sweet Potato Banana Bread recipe! Bursting with flavor and packed with nutrients, this moist and fluffy bread is sure to become a new favorite in your baking repertoire.
Let’s dive into the recipe and whip up a batch of this irresistible treat!
- 1 cup mashed sweet potato (about 2 medium sweet potatoes)
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Optional add-ins: chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or dried fruit
Preheat the Oven and Prepare the Pan:
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan with butter or non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
Cook the Sweet Potatoes:
Pierce the sweet potatoes with a fork and place them on a baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until tender.
Once cooked, remove the sweet potatoes from the oven and let them cool slightly.
Peel off the skin and mash the flesh with a fork until smooth.
Measure out 1 cup of mashed sweet potato for the recipe.
Prepare the Batter:
In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed sweet potato, mashed bananas, melted butter, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract.
Mix until well combined.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined.
Be careful not to overmix.
If desired, fold in any optional add-ins such as chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or dried fruit.
Bake the Bread:
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, spreading it out evenly with a spatula.
Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
If the top of the bread begins to brown too quickly, loosely tent it with aluminum foil to prevent over-browning.
Cool and Serve:
Once baked, remove the bread from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes.
Carefully transfer the bread to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.
Slice the Fluffy Sweet Potato Banana Bread into thick slices and serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy with a smear of butter or your favorite spread!
For extra sweetness, you can sprinkle a tablespoon of brown sugar on top of the batter before baking.
Make sure your sweet potatoes are fully cooked and mashed until smooth to ensure a fluffy texture in the bread.
Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or freeze for longer storage.
Get ready to indulge in the cozy warmth and irresistible flavor of this Fluffy Sweet Potato Banana Bread! With its fluffy texture, sweet potato goodness, and hints of cinnamon and nutmeg, it’s the perfect treat to enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea on a chilly day. Happy baking!