A Change in Season.

Happy 1st Day of Autumn!  We have finally entered 'comfort food season.'  Banished are summer salads, smoothies, and burgers (okay maybe not burgers.)  Replaced by, mashed potatoes, hot chocolate, and casseroles.  Hooray.  I'm pretty sure over-sized chunky sweaters were invented for this reason.
This change in season also marks the beginning of sweet potato over consumption in our house.  Making today the perfect day for a sweet potato loaf.  This veggie doesn't need any help in becoming more delicious, but with chocolate chips and coconut baked into this bread, it happened.  Sweet potatoes got better tasting.  Oh fall, you sure do taste yummy!

Being the 1st day of autumn, brings about another exciting things besides sweet potatoes.  Any guesses?  It means I can finally hang my autumn wreath.  J makes me wait every year, but today is the day.  Our front door never looked so good.  So pretty handsome!  Wouldn't you agree?

Sweet Potato Loaf w/ Chocolate Chips & Coconut

1 1/4 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
2 eggs
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup sweet potato, cooked & mashed
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350.  Lightly butter 9-by-5 inch loaf pan.
Mix first seven ingredients in large bowl.  Add in coconut and chocolate chips.  In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, applesauce, yogurt and vanilla.  Stir sweet potato into egg mixture, then fold into the dry mixture until just combined.
Spread batter into prepared pan.  Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 55 minutes.  Cool 30 minutes in pan on a rack, then turn out onto rack to cool completely.

adapted from here


  1. Hi, I saw this link on Carole's Chatter and couldn't resist stopping by! Sweet potato bread looks delicious!


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