Harvest Sweet Potato Loaf Recipe + Baby Announcement

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We have thoroughly enjoyed the temperature change here in Atlanta... and hope it's here to stay. To welcome Autumn in all it's glory we'd like to share the perfect hearty, wholesome (and tasty) quick bread. We adapted this recipe from the Piece of Cake'sGolden Pumpkin Loaf.

Did you watch the video?!? No, it's not a cooking tutorial, but rather a personal announcement we are pretty stoked about. Our dear friend, and talented photographer came to our house to photograph the stop motion.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup Yellow Cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1-1/4 Dark Brown Sugar, packed
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Baked Sweet Potato Puree
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 6 tablespoons Grapeseed Oil
  • 1/4 cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1/4 cup Dried Currants
  • 1/4 cup Dried Raisins
  • 1 cup Pecans, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

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Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter a 9x5 loaf pan and line the 2 long sides and bottom with parchment paper. Mix together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices in medium bowl, using a hand whisk. Set Aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the eggs and both sugars on medium-high speed until creamy and thick, for about 3 minutes. Reduce the speed, the add the pureed sweet potato, vanilla, and oil and continue mixing until smooth. On low speed, slowly add the dry ingredients a little at a time, mixing only until the flour just disappears.

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Remove the bowl from the mixer, scrape the bowl up from the bottom and fold in dried fruit and nuts. Transfer batter to the prepared pan. Bake for 60-75 minutes, or until the loaf is well browned and a small knife emerges clean from the center. Cool in the pan for about 15 minutes before releasing it to cool completely on a wire rack. Enjoy!

Photos by the Photography of Haley Sheffield