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Pain Patate

Pain Patate or Sweet Potato Bread

Pain Patate is one of the most popular Haitian desserts. Two main ingredients in this dish, sweet potato and fresh coconut are essential.
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  • 6 cups sweet white potato grated, about 3 - 4 pounds - skin is red, but the inside is white
  • 1 - 2 coconut freshly grated - about 1 1/2 cup
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup milk whole milk or evaporated milk
  • 3 cups water
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar brown/white or organic
  • 1 teaspoon lime/lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 ½ tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup raisins black raisins preferably
  • 2 bananas - well ripened crushed


  • Peel off skin of all sweet potatoes cut into cubes and set aside. Break shell of coconut and remove second brown layer and cut into small to medium size pieces. If using a grater, grate potatoes and coconut. If using a food processor, blend potatoes and coconut in batches with water added gradually.
  • In a large bowl, add all ingredients with the exception of the bananas and the vanilla extract. Stir and make sure all ingredients are well blended
  • Place mixture into a deep pot and cook for 20 - 25 minutes while stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon.
  • Once cooked, stir in crushed bananas and vanilla extract. Spread evenly into a grease baking dish and bake for 40 - 45 minutes at 375°F. Cool before serving.


Pain Patate take a long time to make depending on tools and type of ingredients.


Serving: 1grams

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