Sweet Potato Cornbread
Last night’s girl’s night potluck was totally fun! We ended up watching “Twilight” which I hadn’t really seen before. I’m not as big of a fan as some of you ;-) I haven’t read the books either, but it was a fun movie to watch (and laugh about) with the girls.
For dinner, we had vegetarian chili that Beth made on top of some noodles.
It was a little spicy and definitely filling, although I did go back for a little more after this initial bowl :)
That hunk of bread you see in the above picture was my contribution this week…Sweet Potato Cornbread! I was originally going to make biscuits until I learned that I do not own a rolling pin. What?! Guess what I’m shopping for soon?
Not only have I never made this recipe before, I’ve never even made my own cornbread. I get so excited when I am able to create something myself from scratch, as opposed to making it out of the box. I feel a sense of achievement :) The best part is, I had all of this stuff in my fridge and pantry already!
Sweet Potato Cornbread (based on this recipe from Random Girl)
- 1 cup cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup corn meal
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp allspice
- 4 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/4 cup agave nectar
- 1/2 cup Silk plain almond milk + 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Preheat oven to 375. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and allspice. Next, stir in the cornmeal. Add each of the remaining ingredients and mix together. Spoon into a lightly oiled square pan bake for 30 minutes.
It definitely tasted like cornbread! It came out very moist and just a little sweet. I really enjoyed it and so did the girls. What a great way to use up some sweet potatoes too!
We enjoyed some merlot for dessert. I hadn’t had merlot in forever!
While we were watching the movie, I snacked on some orange flavored Lifesaver mints, which tasted just like orange tic tacs! Loved ‘em.
Hope you are having a good week so far! I can’t believe it’s already Thursday. I’ve got a busy weekend coming up but we’re expecting beautiful weather again, hooray :)
What are your plans for the weekend?