1 3/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups canned organic sweet potato (I used canned pumpkin, which is interchangeable)
1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil (I used melted butter)
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (I used melted butter)
3 cups all purpose flour (I used Cup 4 Cup gluten free. You could use a GF all purpose too)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 1/2 cups cinnamon chips
NOTE: I made half, for 1 loaf
In a bowl, whisk the sweet potato/pumpkin, oil (butter) and applesauce (butter again!), eggs and sugar until well blended.
RP Servings: 8-10
RATING: 3 stars
This is ALMOST really good. I’m not sure exactly what the problem is, but it’s just… blah somehow. It’s fine, and toasted with a little butter it’s pretty good. But it’s nothing special. If I make it again, I’ll try a few things:
- Maybe brown sugar or coconut palm sugar, for a little deeper richness in the sweetness
- Add cinnamon to the spices, and tweak the spice proportions — maybe cinnamon, less ginger, more nutmeg?
- I love cinnamon chips, but maybe switch out for white chocolate or butterscotch
- Use sweet potato instead of pumpkin
In short, it’s ok. We’ll eat it. But that’s about it.