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Sweet Potato Braids Recipe

Sweet Potato Braids Recipe

2 loaves



2 packages active dry yeast

1/4 cup warm fat-free milk

1 cup mashed cooked sweet potatoes

1 3/4 cups fat-free milk

1/4 cup canola oil

1 egg

3-4 cups all-purpose flour, divided

2 cups whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon salt


Mix yeast and warm milk in large bowl, let stand 5 minutes. Mix in sweet potatoes, 1 3/4 cups milk, oil and egg until blended, mix in 3 cups all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, and salt. Mix in enough remaining 1 cup all-purpose flour to make smooth dough.


Knead dough on floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place in greased bowl, let rise, covered, in warm place until double in size, about 1 hour. Punch dough down.


Divide dough into halves, divide each half into thirds. Roll pieces of dough into strips, 12 inches long. Braid 3 strips, fold ends under and place on greased cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough. Let rise, loosely covered, until double in size, 30 to 45 minutes. Bake at 375 degrees until breads are golden and sound hollow when tapped, 45 to 55 minutes. Transfer to wire racks and cool.

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