Sweet Potato Banana Bread

sweet potato banana bread

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  • 1/2 cup pitted dates, halved (about 3 ounces weight)
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup shredded raw sweet potato
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup milk


  1. Set oven to 350ºF and grease a 9×5 loaf pan
  2. Put the dates in a heat-proof cup and pour boiling water over. Let soak.
  3. Mash bananas in a mixing bowl.
  4. Puree the soaked dates with the water until fairly smooth. Add to bananas with butter. Mix well. Stir in sweet potato and eggs. Mix well.
  5. Add dry ingredients and stir a few times.
  6. Add milk and stir just until it’s all incorporated.
  7. Spread into loaf pan and bake about 1 hour, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool 5 minutes, then turn onto a cooling rack and cool another 10-15 minutes before slicing. I like thick, 1″ slices and you get about 10 of those from one loaf.
  9. Most excellent spread with butter or peanut butter!

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