Saturday, November 3, 2012

November is Sweet Potato Awareness Month

I have so much fun checking out what each month is known for or what special days are in each month.  Some are silly.  Besides Veterans Day and Black Friday, did you know that November 12th is Men Make Dinner Day or the 14th is National American Teddy Bear Day or November 17th is Homemade Bread Day.  November is also Sweet Potato Awareness month.  Now come on....where did that come from.  So I have a quick and easy sweet potato recipe.  This is a real moist sweet potato bread that is low in fat and easy to make.  Give it a try!

Sweet Potato Pecan Bread

1 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup chopped dates or raisins
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup applesauce
4 Tablespoon mile
1 cup cooked mashed sweet potatoes  (can used canned)

Topping (optional)
1 teaspoon butter, melted
1/3 cup pecans
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
Mix together

Instruction for Bread:
Spray bottom on one large loaf pan or two medium loaf pans.
Stir together flour, baking powder, salt and spices in mixing bowl.
Then stir in the sugar, pecans, and raisins or dates.
In a separate bowl, combine eggs, applesauce, milk, and mashed sweet potatoes and stir to blend well.
Add wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix with a large spoon until the mixture is moistened.
Pour batter into prepared pans.
Optional:  Spoon topping mixture on top and lightly press it in.
Bake at  325 degrees for about 1 hours and 10 minutes.
Check after one hour with a knife or toothpick to see if it comes out clean.
Cool on rack and remove from pan and turn upright.
Then eat it.