Sweet and Potatoes

Watch and learn how to make a simple, spiced quick bread

To us, the perfect quick bread should be three things: speedy to whip up, not so overly sweet as to lie about being bread and brimming with sweet potatoes.

Watch the video above to see us make that exact loaf-perfect with a cup of coffee in the morning or a scoop of ice cream for dessert. Plus, it stays fresh for days, making it a simple make-ahead treat. Start by combining the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients and fold in a heaping 1½ cups of grated raw sweet potato. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until just combined (don't overdo it here; you don't want to overwork the bread and make it tough). Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan.

Sprinkle the top with a hefty layer of turbinado sugar, which will give irresistible crunch to the finished product. Bake the loaf for about an hour at 350°, wait for it to cool (arguably the most difficult step) and slice into it for a breakfast that will power you through the New Year.

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