Banana bread - with sweet potato

This moist banana bread is absolutely one of my new favorites.

Recovery time

Hello Ladies and gentlemen, greetings from my hip surgery recovery land. This last Tuesday, I was upgraded to become a stronger human with a hip surgery, where they cleaned out some broken stuff and tidied up, so now that I have woken back up from the drugs they gave me, I can finally get to finish writing all the recipes I had intended for the coming weeks.

And on top of that, hopefully soon I'll be back running the streets of Copenhagen again.

Banana cake vs. banana bread

First up, banana cake, banana bread-ish cake. I had to look up what the actual difference was on a banana bread vs. banana cake: Is a banana bread just a banana cake in a bread tin ? Is the definition of bread something that you toast or is it baked with yeast ? Is a cake fluffy and light? So many questions and equally as many answers.

The most reasonable answer I can find, that makes sense to me is that a bread is denser than a cake, less sweet than a cake and has no icing on it - also it uses denser type carbohydrates in the batter, which is a sweet potato in mine. So this is why I have chosen to call it the Moist banana bread - sweet potato style. You know I love those lovely little things, so here is yet another recipe of Baking with sweet potato.

Banana bread - with sweet potato

Yield: 1 banana bread

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 45-50 minutes - Or until golden brown and firm.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 300 g baked sweet potato

  • 4 eggs

  • 45 g rolled oats (1/2 cup) (+ 2 tbsp if your bananas are huge... then add a tbsp more)

  • 7 dates

  • 3 bananas

  • 1 tsp vanilla powder (or extract

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp. cardamom

  • 3 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  • 100 g melted coconut oil or similar (or butter if you wanna go nuts) If you leave fat out your cake will be watery and not as yummy.

Optional - shredded coconut for the baking tin.

You will need a bread tin to bake it in.


Step pre 1.

If you have not baked the sweet potato, NOW is the time to crank up that oven to 200 *c/395*F and place those whole sweet potatoes on a baking tray with the skin on and bake until they are completely tender. Cool them down before step 2.

Step 1.

Now that you have the baked sweet potato - get your blender out. Pre-heat (or cool down) the oven to 170*c/340*F THIS IS IMPORTANT, Turn the oven temperature down NOW!

Step 2.

Blend all the ingredients EXCEPT the coconut oil AND 1,5 bananas

Blend until smooth.

Step 3.

Then add in the melted coconut oil whilst blending at low-medium speed.

Step 4.

Grease your bread tin and dust it with oat flour or shredded coconut.

Step 5.

Peel and cut the remaining 1,5 bananas length wise and half them if they are too long. You can basically cut them however you like, this is to decorate your batter with.

Step 6.

Pour the batter into the tin and arrange the bananas in a creative pattern - remember it's your time to shine when you serve this cake up!

Step 7.

Bake it! 45-50 minutes minutes. until it's firm and golden brown all over.

You might want to rotate the bread tin inside the oven to ensure even baking.

Step 8.

The banana bread is done when it is golden brown and doesn't wobble.

Cool down and serve.

TIP: Make enough ! Freeze it for later.

Egg substitutes

Ok, so this part I have asked you guys about on instagram and I have gotten a lot of response on this, However - I have not yet tried these methods, due to my hip surgery, so these are purely suggestions for now based on your guys recommendations and what I have been able to look up. However I will test then as soon as I can stand up in a kitchen or find someone to boss around and bake with these substitutes for me. For sure in the following months I will make a post about this, but until that happens let me know what your

1 egg substitute with one of the following:

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce + 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/4 cup mashed banana (I'm thinking this might be a very dense cake)

  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds mixed with 3 tbsp water (this method I am very curious about)

  • 2 tbsp water, 1 tbsp oil, 2 tsp baking powder ( this could work)

So Let me know if you bake any of my cakes without eggs, I am very curious to see the result.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: SHARE SHARE SHARE - I love it when you post your creations,

The most important thing to me is that you share your amazing looking banana bread on social media and tag me so I can share it with the world. Also if you do like this recipe please share it with your friends. :) THANK YOU!!!

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Back to my recovery.

- Hannah

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