sweet potato cornbread
Serve this new twist on an old favorite with your Thanksgiving dinner and your guests will still be talking about it at Christmas!


2 sweet potatoes (about 1lb)
1 cup stone-ground yellow cornmeal
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
Pinch of ground allspice
Pinch of ground cinnamon
1 ¼ cups buttermilk
2 large eggs, slightly beaten
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Grease a 9-inch square baking pan and set aside.

2. Scrub the potatoes, then poke them with holes and wrap in foil.  Bake the potatoes at 400 degrees for about an hour or until tender.  If you are pressed for time, you can peel the potatoes, cut into cubes and boil for 15-20 minutes or until tender.  Drain and cool.

3. In a small bowl stir together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking power, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and allspice.  Stir well.

4. Add the sweet potatoes to a food processor and pulse until blended.

5. Scrape into a bowl and add buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter.  Mix well.

6. Slowly add the dry ingredients.  Stir until combined, careful not to over mix.  The batter should be slightly lumpy.

7. Pour the mixture to the pan and bake about 35-40 minutes or until the top is golden brown.  To make sure it’s done, stick a toothpick in the center.  If it’s ready, the toothpick will come out clean.  Cool slightly, cut into squares and serve with butter.

If you are lucky enough to have any leftover, this cornbread goes great with your morning coffee or tea.


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12 Comments on Eat & Tell: Sweet Potato Cornbread Recipe

  1. 1234digg
    November 19, 2013 at 10:44 am (4 years ago)

    i like it!! i wish to taste it thank you for your lesson

  2. Angel Y.
    November 22, 2013 at 11:20 am (4 years ago)

    I can’t wait to try this! This looks super yummy. Thank you so much for sharing.

  3. PoisedinPrint.com
    November 23, 2013 at 3:15 am (4 years ago)

    I will absolutely try this. OMG. Thank you for sharing this.

  4. GoodLooknOut
    November 23, 2013 at 7:37 am (4 years ago)

    Save me some!!!! Looks easy. Will try!

  5. afropolitanmom
    November 23, 2013 at 8:58 am (4 years ago)

    This looks yummy and its worth a try, will bookmark it. Thanks for sharing, stopping by from SITS Girls.

  6. Christina
    November 23, 2013 at 9:32 am (4 years ago)

    Newest follower from SITSgirls. Wow this recipe looks so delicious and not complicated!

  7. foodfashionandflow (@FoodfashinFlow)
    November 23, 2013 at 8:34 pm (4 years ago)

    This looks like such a delicious and unique recipe. I have seen recipes for pumpkin cornbread, but this looks even better!

    • Simone
      November 24, 2013 at 8:58 pm (4 years ago)

      Believe me, it really is!

  8. thegreatamericanfeast
    November 26, 2013 at 4:51 pm (4 years ago)

    The cornbread looks so tender and delicious. I bet this would make an amazing corn bread stuffing for a turkey.

    • Simone
      November 27, 2013 at 9:04 am (4 years ago)

      Oh that is an excellent idea! I’ll have to try it. I can almost taste it!


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