One of the things I think the Quarantine of 2020 will be remembered for is the HUGE trend of baking banana bread. It's crazy just how many people were baking up loaves of banana bread like it was going out of style, myself included! I know that even as the world starts to slowly open back up, I am totally on board for keeping the banana bread train cruising!
This sweet potato banana bread is a great variation from the classic banana bread. The sweet potato adds a subtle, extra flavor and tons of moisture. This bread is refined sugar-free, and sweetened with maple syrup and coconut sugar. The combination of sweet potato, banana, maple, and warm spices is so delicious.
What do I need for this bread?
Here are all of the ingredients that you'll need:
• Baking soda
• Sweet Potato
• Ripe banana
• Melted butter
• Coconut sugar
• Maple syrup
• Vanilla extract
You will also need a standard sized loaf pan and some parchment paper.
Tips for making making this Bread
How to make the sweet potato puree. There are a few options for how to prepare the sweet potato for this bread. The quick option is to "bake" the potato in the microwave. Poke a bunch of holes with a knife or fork in the washed potato. Use your microwave's "potato" button to cook it. If your microwave doesn't have a potato button, cook for about 7 minutes, flipping halfway through. You can also bake the sweet potato in a 350°F oven for about 45 minutes. Allow to cool before peeling and smashing.
Can I substitute the maple syrup and coconut sugar for regular sugar? While I haven't tried the substitution myself, I would imagine that you could probably sub out the maple syrup and coconut sugar for around ⅔ cup of packed brown sugar.
You can enjoy it plain, or top it with endless toppings! Greek yogurt, peanut or almond butter, honey, butter... I personally love slathering a slice in peanut butter and sprinkling it with cinnamon. YUM!
Hope you all can enjoy a slice of this delicious bread for breakfast, too! Happy baking, everyone! ♥