Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sweet Potato Banana Muffins or Loaves

To heck with expensive bakery muffins, make your own, I say!

*Disclaimer: Consumption of said muffin may induce joy, contentment and a general sense of well being. Use with caution.*

what you'll need, my little pretties....

~ 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes (I used some from a can of "yams" drained and mashed)
~ 3 whole Medium, ripe Bananas (I use frozen bananas, let them thaw and drain them because they get watery)
~ 1 cup Sugar
~ 2/3 cup Vegetable Oil
~ 2 whole Eggs (large)
~ 2 cups Flour, Not Sifted
~ 2 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
~ 1/2 teaspoons Baking Soda
~ 1/2 teaspoons Salt

~ 2/3 cups Mini Chocolate Chips (optional)
~ 1/2 cups Chopped Walnuts (optional)

Mix together sweet potatoes, bananas, sugar, oil and eggs.
Then add in the dry ingredients and chocolate chips.
Fold batter carefully until flour is incorporated.

As for the walnuts, I reserve these and toss them on top so that they toast as the bread bakes. They end up tasting amazing this way, trust me.

This batter ended up filling four 5 X 3 inch little loaf pans (GREASED! or you’ll be cussing me).
I suppose it would fill up two 8 X 4 inch loaf pans, too. But, my volume math is a little rusty so whatever you use, leave about 3/4 of an inch from the top of the batter to the top edge of your pan.

Or, just throw all caution to the wind and make muffins instead.

Bake loaves at 350F for 15 minutes, then turn down to 325F for another 30 minutes.

If you’re making muffins, it will depend on the size of your muffin tin.
I made Texas sized bakery muffins, so they took 30 mins. or so.
Just watch them, I gently press on the top of the muffin when I think they are close to done. If they are done, they will spring back and feel firmish. If they are not done, it will feel gooey.
Or, stab them with a toothpick.
Whatever floats your witch.
"She turned me into a newt!"
"A newt?!"
"I got better..."
(Monty Python lives!)

Hey, how technical is that? My grandfather was an engineer, so I come by it honestly....not.

Test them to make sure they’re cooked through the middle. But take care NOT to overbake, or you will have dry muffins.
And there is nothing worse than a dry muffin.

Makes 4 mini loaves or 8 or 9 Texas sized muffies.


Gina said...

Yum, I have never tried this combo before, but I love sweet potatoes and bananas. Sounds so good!

Laurie and company said...

would this be considered the same as eating sweet potatoes for health reasons or does all the ooey gooey goodness take that away?

these also look are so creative!

Have a restful weekend!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

I've never tried anything with sweet potatoes.. I'm intrigued! :)

CAPow! said...

my mouth is watering...I'm going to have to try those!

Jamieanne said...

Wow, I never would have thought of using mashed sweet potatoes in a muffin, I'm going to have to try it. The muffin in your picture looks even better than a bakery muffin!

Robin said...

I made these for breakfast recently. They were really delicious. I made a few modifications - used half applesauce/half oil, used brown sugar instead of white sugar, and did half white flour/half wheat flour. I make muffins for breakfast each week and I am certain I will be making these again. I've been raving about them to everybody.

Marcella said...

Oh my goodness! I just made these as muffins, and they are amazing! I stumbled on your blog, and I am hooked! Please don't be afraid of my stalking!! :)

Noshings said...

LOL glad you liked the recipe, Marcella. And please, stalk all you want, I won't even run! lol


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