Zucchini Sweet Potato Bread

Call me crazy, but I turned my oven on again. I’ve been baking in the early mornings to keep myself less hot and can’t say I regret it. I NEED a new breakfast in my life.

I chose this bread because it was quick and full of good stuff. Good stuff being sweet potatoes, zucchini and walnuts. Yum! I feel like I’m existing off of cheese and chocolate and I sometimes have chocolate cereal for breakfast! Hellllppppp! So, I made this quick bread to put some green and orange in my life. Also, this bread is moist and super tasty. It tastes like carrot cake actually, which makes me feel like I’m eating cake for breakfast. This makes me happy. Let’s get baking!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour a 9x5x3- inch loaf pan and set aside. Sift the first 7 ingredients into a medium sized bowl.

Then, grate your sweet potato.

grate your zucchini…

and chop your walnuts.

In a separate, large bowl, mix the sugars, oil, eggs and vanilla extract.

Beat them together well.

Mix in the zucchini and sweet potato. Mmm it’s looking good now.

Add the dry ingredients and stir just to combine. Fold in the nuts and stir well.

Transfer batter to prepared pan.

Bake until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Cool bread in pan on a rack for 15 minutes. Loosen the edges of the bread with a butter knife and turn out on a rack to cool completely.

Zucchini Sweet Potato Bread
Recipe taken from Joy the Baker
Makes 1 loaf

Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar (I used 1 cup granulated sugar and 1 cup brown sugar)
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup grated zucchini
1 1/2 cup peeled and grated sweet potato
1 cup chopped walnuts
(optional) you could also add 1/4 cup of raisins or dried cranberries to add some fruit if you’d like!

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour a 9x5x3- inch loaf pan and set aside.

Sift the first 7 ingredients into a medium sized bowl.

In a separate, large bowl, beat the sugars, oil, eggs and vanilla extract. Mix in the zucchini and sweet potato. Add the dry ingredients and stir just to combine. Fold in the nuts and stir well.

Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Cool bread in pan on a rack for 15 minutes. Loosen the edges of the bread with a butter knife and turn out on a rack to cool completely.

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Comments

  1. zucchini bread i already adore…sweet potatoes i already love..the combination? DYNAMITE this looks soooo perfect!! <3

  2. I have never made zucchini bread. This looks really tasty!

  3. I have never made zucchini bread, but would like to give it a try. This looks really tasty!

  4. This one sounds interesting. Besides making it for myself I’m going to past it on to Barb as she loves anything with zucchini. Happy cooking. :)

  5. I’ve made zucchini muffins before, but this is a new idea that sounds great. I love the addition of sweet potato. Since I really like anything with zucchini in it, I look forward to trying this recipe. It will be nice not only for breakfast, but for a midday snack as well.

  6. Oh my goodness – I want to try this one for sure!!!

  7. This looks fantastic! I love all the veggies in the loaf. I’ve also been looking for new breakfast ideas so I’ll have to give this one a try.

  8. I love zucchini bread but have never thought to put sweet potato into it! How delicious and healthy! Love it.

  9. Oh yum, what a fantastic breakfast! I’ve baked a few times with zucchini and I’m always so impressed by the moistness it imparts without making things actually taste like zucchini. I bet it’s fantastic with the sweet potatoes!

  10. i’ve been looking for recipes to use up zucchini we have + this looks like a great option. thanks for sharing!

  11. Sounds fabulous! I love zucchini bread so I know I would love this. And it’s always nice to sneak in some extra veggies!

  12. I’ve seen zucchini and sweet potato breads/cakes separately but never imagined them together — looks and sounds YUM!

  13. Goodness gracious, that is an insane combination of my favorite things. I’m crazy for zucchini and sweet potatoes. I think I’ll have to turn on the oven for this one!

  14. i just love zucchini bread, but have never thought of adding sweet potatoes (which i also adore). thanks for this delicious looking recipe!

  15. Looks delicious! I’ve never heard of shredding sweet potato and adding it to baked goods… great idea! A wonderful breakfast treat :)

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