Side dish

White Bean & Sweet Potato Bread

Directions30 minutes
Cook time45 minutes
Makes12 slices


Preheat oven to 190°C (375°F) and place rack in the middle of the oven.

Prick sweet potatoes with a fork. Bake in a large dish for 7 to 10 minutes on maximum. Half way through cooking, turn the potatoes over. Cool, empty flesh, and set aside.

In a food processor, puree the white kidney beans. Add sweet potato and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs with the sugar. Incorporate the oil and the bean and sweet potato puree. Mix until a homogenous mixture is obtained.

In another bowl, combine spices, flour, and baking powder.

Incorporate dry ingredients into moist ingredients using a spatula, mixing only until combined.

Grease bread pans and pour mix into them.

Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Allow to cool on a rack, then cut the loaf into 12 slices.

Recipe and photo are the result of a partnership project between Extenso and ITHQ to review food offerings and practices in Quebec childcare centers, Nos petits mangeurs.


250 ml (1 cup) sweet potato

1/2 can of 540 ml white kidney beans, rinsed and drained

3 eggs

125 ml (1/2 cup) sugar

60 ml (1/4 cup) canola oil

2 ml (1/2 tsp.) nutmeg, ground

2 ml (1/2 tsp.) cinnamon, ground

0.5 ml (1/8 tsp.) cloves, ground

625 ml (2 1/2 cups) all-purpose flour

15 ml (1 tbsp.) baking powder

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