Watch Out, Pumpkin: Sweet-Potato Recipes To Rock Your Fall Kitchen
We love pumpkin, okay? Pumpkin clearly won Homecoming Queen in the race for fall's favorite vegetable. But — there's more to October than that particular orange veggie. I believe you've met our friend, sweet potato?
Just ask Oprah — this is one complex carb that you don't want to overlook. Not only is it jam-packed with fiber, beta-carotene, calcium, and more good-for-you-ness, it is also, frankly, YUMMY. Plus, it's one of the most versatile, long-lasting veggies in the produce section. Here, we've whipped up three easy sweet-potato recipes to fill you with healthy comfort food all season long.
Perhaps sweet potato is the Skipper to pumpkin's Barbie — but we've always been Skipper fans.
Sweet Potato Bread
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups white sugar (optional)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 heaping tbsp applesauce
1 pinch cinnamon
1/4 cup water
1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
Preheat oven to 350. Whisk together dry ingredients. Note: You can omit sugar if you'd like a more savory bread (it goes great with soup!).
Stir in oil, eggs, applesauce, and water.
Add the not-so-secret ingredient. Note: We left the skin on our potatoes for a little texture.
Stir/whisk/mash until it all comes together in a creamsicle-colored batter...
...and pour into a greased loaf pan.
Bake for 45-60 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.
In yo' face, banana bread.