Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Sweet Potato Bread with Chocolate Chips

If you love sweet potatoes like I do, you would certainly love this moist and delicious bread...more like cake texture. This would probably fall into the category of 'eat your veggies'...as in dessert? First it was carrot, then zucchini, so why not sweet potatoes in a sweet bread...but not too sweet, so you will enjoy the outstanding natural flavor of the grated sweet potatoes in the bread.

Linking to: Hearth and Soul Blog Hop @ Zesty South Indian Kitchen
                Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop @ Katherines Corner
 
With all my cookbooks, magazines, Internet, and favorite food blog recipes, I could not resist this recipe that inspired me from the October 2012 issue of Cooking Light. This is how it happens for me with certain recipes. As long as I don't have to go out of my way to get the ingredients I'm ready to get started. I don't like to make a huge project of it most of the time, so it's a lot more enjoyable to make something. I, of course changed this a little, simply because I had to substitute a couple ingredients...other than that I followed the recipe quite close.

Since this was my daughter's magazine, I copied the page, and photographed it to upload the actual recipe, with my adaptation to follow.

Sweet Potato Bread with Chocolate Chips
recipe adapted from Cooking Light

I followed the ingredients on the above list, the change I made was (1 cup of grated sweet potato)

I used 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt, and 1/2 cup sour cream

omitted the nuts and raisins, and used 1 cup Hershey's semi-sweet chocolate chips. Folded in 3/4 of it, and sprinkled 1/4 on the top before baking.

For the Spread on top: did not use the cream cheese and the powdered sugar. I added the grated lemon rind in the batter

Combine the flour and your dry ingredients
Combine the wet ingredients...stir, just until smooth (do not use and electric mixer)
Add your wet ingredients to the flour mixture...then add the grated potatoes
Fold in 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips
Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the chocolate chips on the top (you still have another cup left over from the large bag of chocolate chips...save for another use) Bake in a preheated 350 degrees oven for 25 minutes...lower the temperature to 325 degrees, and bake for an additional 20 minutes.
Cool in pan for 10 minutes...and remove
I waited another 10 minutes and started to slice it while still warm. Use a serrated knife, and be sure to clean after each slice.
I tried a slice while it still was warm...you cannot imagine the intense flavor of the sweet potato; just the right amount of sweetness from the 1/2 cup of sugar...the lovely flavor and aroma of the cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, and the moistness of the sour cream and yogurt...and only 1/4 cup of canola oil. Super moist, delicate in indescribably delicious!










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37 comments:

  1. Auwww....Elisabeth, that sweet potato bread with choc chips looks scrumptious! My two favourites baked in a bread. I'm feeling a bit peckish right now, craving for a snack. If you put those slices of bread in front of me right now, they will disappear fast!

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  2. De jó recept! Mostanában szoktam venni édesburgonyát, úgy hogy jól is jön egy olyan recept, mint ez. Nem gondoltam volna, hogy édeset is lehet belőle sütni... Nagyon guszta!

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  3. I wonder what will be the result of the election, it's really hard to say...
    Blog about life and travelling
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  4. Lovely combination of flavors... Yummy bread

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  5. Hi Elisabeth, your sweet potato bread look awesome. The combination with choc chip sure look interesting and tempting. Love the texture look so moist, any coffee to go with your delicious bread? :)

    Have a nice day, warm regards. With hugs and love to you.

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  6. Interesting. I've never had sweet potato bread but it sure does look good!

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  7. I have never had a quick bread prepared with sweet potatoes. It looks very moist and irresistible loaded with chocolate chips.

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  8. Szép nagyon, gondolom finom is. Édes burgonyát nem nagyon használunk, szerintem "méregdrága" :)

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  9. Hello Elisabeth, most már itt is megtalálsz:
    https://www.facebook.com/Konyhatura?ref=hl
    Ha tetszik, ... :)

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  10. What a beautiful, sunny cake, Elisabeth. I don't think I have ever heard of sweet potato bread, so not only is it original but also it sounds very tempting... I really must try making it one day.

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  11. Prefect slices, incredible super moist bread.

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  12. Honestly, I'm not a big fan of sweet potatoes but this bread looks so delicious that I'd be willing to try a slice...or two!

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  13. I do love sweet potatoes, and this bread sounds wonderful! I love sweet potato pie, so I know that sweet potato bread (or cake) would be delicious. :)

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  14. This bread looks fab! I love sweet potato and never had sweet potato bread before. I am having a baking fever at the moment, so hopefully I will manage to give this a try soon :)

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  15. Elisabeth I bake it, saute it, mash it and I often wondered about using sweet potato for baking, being it is so sweet. I baked it again last night with turkey wings. This bread looks so homey.

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  16. Nagyon guszta, bár én még sosem kóstoltam édes burgonyát, azt hiszem még nem is láttam, hogy hol kapható nálunk. :) Szívesen megkóstolnám! :)

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  17. Oh Elisabeth! these are my two favorite foods!! sweet potatoes and chocolate! and made into a bread - perfection :)) thanks so much for you comment regarding Sandy - much appreciated in a time of need!
    Mary x

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  18. Nice looking sweet potato bread...especially with chocolate chips...great texture Elisabeth.
    Hope you are enjoying your week :)

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  19. This truly sounds delicious! I love sweet potato and butternut squash - roast both of these every other day throughout the fall & winter months. I am with you on appreciating recipes that don't require special ingredients.

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  20. I love sweet potatoes..from a side dish to cakes, breads, pies..you name it! I can;t help thinking how your moist chocolate chip sweet potato bread would be really great with some marshmallows toasted on top..sort of a sweet potato S'more bread...but I'll take it in any way, shape or form..it looks fantastic! xoxo

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  21. Oh delicious. I love sweet potatoes and yams.

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  22. I have never heard of sweet potato bread! it sounds soooo good!

    Helene in Between

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  23. Hi Elisabeth! I do love sweet potatoes and when I bake them I always make extra for baking muffins but I will have to try your bread recipe-I like the idea of using shredded sweet potatoes, sort of like making carrot cake.
    Hope you're enjoying your weekend;-)

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  24. Elizabeth this is such a cool recipe. I think my in laws would go crazy for this.

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  25. this is a new one. Sounds and looks delish. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Wishing you a happy weekend. xo

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  26. Hi Elisabeth! Here I'm reading your blog and your latest recipe. It's a good start because I love your tasty sweet potato bread. I lived in the USA for 3 months (then my VISA expired!!) and I often spent my holidays in the USA. I'm not familiar with South Florida, but I love Southern American food. This bread is a great lunch box treat (my kids are in primary school and I pack their lunch everyday!). Ciao PS I'm also on Google plus

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    1. Hi Rita, so my comment did go through on your blog...Firefox informed me that it has to be approved? (a new one again) Will have to check your Google+! Thanks for your kind comment!

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    2. Ciao Elisabeth! Firefox was right, I like to read and answer all the comments before they appear on my website...It's like an obsession...you are a pinterest FAN, maybe I'm start to be addicted to blogging!!

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  27. I'm just discovering how to use sweet potatoes in baking, and made my first sweet potato loaf a couple of weeks ago. I really like how moist they make baked goods, and also the lovely flavour and colour they add. Your recipe for Sweet Potato Bread with Chocolate Chips sounds like a real treat, and it looks so delicious too!

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  28. This is going on my baking list, Lizzie! I think the kids will love it!!! Sweet potatoes are now on my grocery list. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. xoxo

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  29. This looks fabulous...I could go for a slice right now! Sorry for being so MIA lately...between starting a new job and planning two quick trips, I've been having trouble keeping up with everyone. Have a fabulous weekend, Lizzie!!

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    1. Wendy, you've been on my mind so much in the last week, mainly because the Red Gold folks contacted me to do a review, and a Giveaway...actually more than one! I'm really happy about the good news, because I've won the amazing giveaway from you nearly 2yrs ago!
      You are such a fabulous PR for all these great products and restaurant reviews, and have missed visiting your blog, as well!

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  30. Thank you everyone for your sweet and kind comments...yesterday, I was all set to do another post and got so 'sidetracked' with other things, and the day just flew by, but I'm ready to do my next post. I appreciate each and every thoughtful comments from you, and love to hear from you. I will comment back to all, later today! xoxo

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  31. yes, love sweet potatoes and eat that quite often here, just that not so much in bakes , just boil them in water with sugar , a chinese sweet soup. luv the natural sweetness of the sweet potato, this loaf must be so tasty!

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  32. Elizabeth, This bread looks so moist and delicious!! A perfect treat for breakfast for tea time!! I will have to give it a try!

    Sorry I’ve been MIA, but we were away for six weeks. Then came home to Hurricane Sandy and all the devastation she left in her path. Hope you are well!

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  33. Elizabeth, that's what my mother thinks sweet potatoes are for! And I agree: lovely bread!

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  34. Hi Elisabeth, I had such long days last week, and looks like it will carry on to end of thism month.Thankfully, I managed to squeeze in a post and catch up on reading on and off. I love sweet potato bread and normally buy a loaf here from our local bakery. After seeing your step by step guide, it looks simple enough and also the bread is so moist. Love the added choc chips to the bread too. Yumm! Thanks for stopping by and don't worry about commenting late. Most importantly, we still think of one another fondly and above all you are in good health. Hugs, Jo

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