Dark Chocolate Sweet Potato Bread Pudding for Sweet Potato Day

by Irvin on February 21, 2013 · 14 comments

Dark Chocolate Sweet Potato Bread Pudding for Sweet Potato Day by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Sometimes I get a random idea for a baked good and I get super excited about it. I think to myself, this has to be the most ORIGINAL. IDEA. EVER. And then I make the mistake of checking Google. Damn you Google. You ruin everything. It turns out that my little brilliant idea for Sweet Potato Bread isn’t so brilliant. Not when there seems to be nearly 65 million returns for that search term. BUT not everything is lost, because I still think my sweet potato bread, which I made for Sweet Potato Day is better than everything else out there. And what makes it even BETTER than just a regular old loaf of sweet potato bread, is that I turned around and took that loaf and turned it into Dark Chocolate Sweet Potato Bread Pudding.

Dark Chocolate Sweet Potato Bread Pudding by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

When Jane of This Week for Dinner and Alice of Savory Sweet Life contacted me about participating in the Sweet Potato Day project for the ONE’s effort to increase awareness of world hunger it was back in the holidays. It was a crazy hectic time but I really couldn’t turn down talking about such an important issue. Then the craziness of Newtown happened and all of sudden the group as a whole decided that though we needed to talk about world hunger, that was not that time.

Sadly, as our nation still tries to make sense of the senseless violence, the poverty and hunger is still rampant around the world. Less than 1% of the US budget is spent on foreign assistance and if those funds are cut millions could lose access to medication, AIDS treatment and food. You can help by pledging to join the Make the Call day where you call you representatives and senators on February 26th to encourage them to help continue America’s leadership on in fighting poverty and infectious disease.

Dark Chocolate Sweet Potato Bread Pudding by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

If making a phone call is too much for you (we’re all busy, I understand), you can still sign the petition at ONE telling the world leaders that they need to continue to help reduce the 25 million kids who suffer from chronic malnutrition. Nearly 2 million of those kids die from lack of nutrition, and that’s why the sweet potato was picked for a group of food bloggers as a key ingredient for them to create dishes. The sweet potato is considered a superfood, packed with crazy amounts of nutrition like beta-carotene (more than carrots), vitamin A and C, folate, iron, copper, calcium and fiber. On top of that, it grows in a multitude of places, with hundreds of different varieties. It’s a pretty tasty too, if you think beyond the ubiquitous sweet potato with marshmallow topping that shows up on the Thanksgiving table.

But don’t just take my word for it. You can read a bit about ONE’s effort on their post about A Sweet Way to Save Lives as well as their pinterest board about Sweet Potatoes. Check out my fellow food bloggers posts and see what they came up with in regards to their Sweet Potato Day posts and (if you are social media savvy) you can also follow the hashtag #sweetpotatolove. It’s all so inspiring. I’m just glad that Google only pops up with, you know, a mere 3 million results for sweet potato bread pudding. Thanks Google.

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burritos from This Week for Dinner
Truffle Sweet Potato Frites from Savory Sweet Life
Sweet Potato & Chicken Sausage Stew from Chefdruck
Honey Sweet Potato Biscuits from Food for My Family
Sweet Potato Burgers from Cutie Booty Cakes
What’s Gaby Cooking and Sweet Potato Day
The Mission List and Sweet Potato Day
World Moms Blog and Sweet Potato Day
Go Graham Go and Sweet Potato Day
Cranberry Sweet Potato Crumb Cake from Barbara Bakes
Bourbon and Marshmallow Sweet Potatoes from Boston Mamas
Documama and Sweet Potato Day
Sweet Potato Bread Pudding from Eat the Love
Lamb Shanks with Sweet Potatoes and Sausage from Kitchen Gadget Girl
Sweet Potato Love To Help End World Hunger from Love That Max
Celebrating Sweet Potato Day with Mom Trends
Sweet Potato Chili from Righteous Bacon
Cooking Sweet Potatoes for Picky Eaters from Rookie Moms
Sweet Potatoes and Global Health from Third Eye Mom
Indian Spiced Sweet Potato Kielbasa ONE Skillet Bake from Tickled Red
Sweet, Dude, Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash from Helen Jane
Oh My Sweet Potato Apple Bake from Bowl Licker
Sweet Potato and Peanut Gratin from Non-Reactive Pan
Sweet Potato Fries from When You Wake Up a Mother (also found on Million Moms Challenge)

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar February 21, 2013 at 5:12 am

This has my name all over it! LOVE this idea!

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Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough February 21, 2013 at 7:03 am

Gimmeeeee.

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Natasha February 21, 2013 at 7:26 am

Holy mother this looks amazing. I always do that where I think I have come up with some brilliant idea then realize I definitely was not the first one. But, I just think that it was original to me, so it totally counts. Anyway, I want this nowwwww.

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Chelsea February 21, 2013 at 8:06 am

Oh wow, this looks aMAzing! I have that Google problem too. It’s always a struggle: do I look it up to find out that I’ve invented the idea, or do I avoid the internet until I’m done baking so I can feel like I made something “original”?!

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jane maynard February 21, 2013 at 8:47 am

irvin, I knew your bread pudding recipe would be good…but this is beyond my wildest dreams! unbelievable!!!

thank you for your amazing post, too. so happy to have you on board helping with the cause!

xoxo

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Pat February 21, 2013 at 10:16 am

This is all so exciting. I grew up in the South where sweet potatoes and yams were major ingredients in our diet. I still try to eat at least one a week (there’s nothing like the smell of a yam baking in the oven)! Thanks, Irvin, for your participation in the cause and for the great recipe.

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Jen Burden @WorldMomsBlog February 21, 2013 at 11:23 am

These recipes for Sweet Potato Day are awesome!

However, this bread pudding, with the dark chocolate and the sweet potatoes — when did you make this, is there any left and if so, where do you live? (Totally kidding, but OMG!)

Jen :)

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Yosef - This American Bite February 21, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Deliciousness… awesome pics.

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Allison Day February 21, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Oooh, love this! Son loves sweet potatoes and bread pudding, so I have a feeling that if he ever sees this, he’ll be asking me to make it for him… :D

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Barbara @ Barbara Bakes February 21, 2013 at 4:55 pm

The bread and the bread pudding look heavenly. Definitely inspired.

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a farmer in the dell February 22, 2013 at 11:02 am

I’m drooling over here!

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Johanna Cook @mommacuisine February 23, 2013 at 4:44 am

You take amazing photos, Irvin!

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Martin March 31, 2013 at 6:32 pm

The results of the recipe are good but not spectacular, and there’s definitely something wrong with the pan sizes. The “9 x 5 inch loaf pan” is barely large enough to hold the bread ingredients and since it’s too full, even an extra 10 minutes baking was not enough to completely bake the bread. After the bread was ready I cut it up as instructed and placed the pieces in the “9 inch square baking pan”. Looking at the fullness of the pan and all the liquid that I was supposed to pour into it, I realized there was no way it would all fit so I transferred the bread to a 9 x 13 inch pan and even then it was barely able to hold all the liquid and it spilled over a little while baking. The result was certainly not worth the effort or mess.

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Barb April 29, 2013 at 4:22 am

This looks absolutely DELISH! Love your site will definitely be back to take and good long look around, think I could get lost here.

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