Sweet Potato Cornbread
Mashed sweet potato, fragrant spices, and rich sour cream make this Sweet Potato Cornbread to die for. Serve with butter or a drizzle of honey.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time55 mins
- 1 medium sweet potato (about 1 lb.) $1.56
- 1.5 cups yellow cornmeal $0.36
- 1 cup all-purpose flour $0.13
- 1/2 cup sugar $0.40
- 1 Tbsp baking powder $0.12
- 1 tsp salt $0.05
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon $0.05
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg $0.05
- 2 large eggs $0.52
- 1/2 cup sour cream $0.47
- 3/4 cup milk $0.23
- 2 Tbsp canola or vegetable oil $0.04
- 1/2 Tbsp canola or vegetable oil for the skillet $0.02
Peel the sweet potato and cut it into one-inch cubes. Place the cubes in a pot, cover with water, and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil the potatoes until they're tender and fall apart with pierced with a fork (about ten minutes). Drain the potatoes and set aside.
Coat the inside of a 10-inch cast iron skillet
with oil. Place it in the oven and begin to preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
In a large bowl, stir together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg until well mixed.
Mash the drained sweet potatoes until fairly smooth. Transfer 1.5 cups of the mashed potatoes to a large bowl. Add the sour cream, milk, and 2 Tbsp oil, and whisk until combined. Add the eggs and whisk until combined again.
Pour the sweet potato mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir the two together just until combined and no dry mix remains on the bottom of the bowl. It's okay if the mixture is a little lumpy, just be sure not to over mix.
Carefully take the hot skillet out of the preheated oven and scoop the batter into it. Smooth the top out until it's even, then return it to the oven. Bake for 22-25 minutes, or until the center is puffed, the top is golden brown, and it's slightly cracked around the edges. Remove from the oven, cut into eight pieces, and serve. Preferably with butter.