Sweet Potato and Zucchini Bread

I recently joined a produce co-op. My family has loved all of the fresh fruits and vegetables. I love seeing sweet potatoes in my basket. I can bake one and eat it plain (delicious). The cyclist and girls prefer white potatoes.

So I sneak the sweet ones to them in a deliciously moist and perfectly spiced quick bread.

Sweet Potato and Zucchini Bread
recipe adapted from Bon Appetit

2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups grated zucchini
1 1/2 cups grated peeled sweet potato
Cinnamon and Sugar


Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Sift first 5 ingredients into medium bowl. Beat sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla to blend in large bowl. Mix in zucchini and sweet potato. Add dry ingredients and stir well.

Transfer batter to prepared pan. Sprinkle batter with cinnamon/sugar. Bake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 1 hour 20 minutes (check it about an hour into baking). Cool bread in pan on rack 15 minutes. Cut around bread to loosen. Turn out onto rack and cool completely. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Wrap in foil and let stand at room temperature.)



13 comments:

Peggy said...

This bread looks awesome! Isn't joining a CSA/co-op just great?! I love ours!

Joanne said...

I don't need any goading to ingest more sweet potatoes, but I'm always looking for new methods of doing so! Delicious.

Season said...

Sounds amazing. I love sweet potatoes too! I will be trying this soon. Thanks.

homemadechocolatier said...

i love my sweet potatoes plain as well! just their natural flavors make my tongue happy. the bread looks tasty too!

Cookie Sleuth said...

This looks delicious!

cajunlicious said...

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Aj and Adrienne Green said...

Oh my! This bread is so delicious! Thanks for the recipe! Honestly we have loved all of the recipes that I have cooked from your blog! Especially your muffin and breakfast recipes! It has made our early Sunday mornings more enjoyable! Thanks! Now we just have to increase our mileage to enjoy all these treats!

AZFoodDude said...

This recipe speaks to me in so many ways, bread, sweet potatoes, zucchini. Wow.

Jackie said...

Hi

How do you make cinnamon sugar?

Megan @ Confessions of a Bake-aholic said...

Jackie,
I mix about 1/4 cup sugar with 1/2 tsp cinnamon.

Karin said...

Came over from the Utah hive. This bread looks great. Where do you live and which co op did you join? I live in Taylorsville and would love to find one. Thanks

Megan @ Confessions of a Bake-aholic said...

Karin,
I live in Salt Lake County and I participate in "Bountiful Baskets" (bountifulbaskets.org). They have pick-up locations all over Utah. The baskets go quickly so if you want one, sign up right at 10:00 am Monday mornings.

Season said...

I'm back. I tried this, and have made it 3 times since. It's so good. I think I ate an entire loaf myself. Thanks for the recipe!