Sweet Potato Bread

This sweet potato bread is a moist and warming pastry that’s the perfect cozy snack or breakfast for cool fall days.

If you can make banana bread (which everyone can!), then you’ll ace this homemade sweet potato bread recipe that’s so simple and tastes like a treat even though there’s a veggie-superfood inside! But don’t worry, it tastes like cake.

This sweet potato bread is a moist and warming pastry that's the perfect cozy snack or breakfast for cool fall days. If you can make banana bread (which everyone can!), then you'll ace this homemade sweet potato bread recipe that's so simple and tastes like a treat even though there's a veggie-superfood inside! #sweetpotatobread #sweetpotato #baking #homemadebread #sweetpotatorecipes

Sweet Potato Bread Recipe

I can’t tell you how many types of bread I’ve made over the years, but I CAN tell you that this one has cemented itself as a top contender amongst the bread competition. I simply love it… It is as easy to whip up as banana bread and takes only about 10 minutes to prepare. Then, you just put it in the oven for about an hour, and out comes a warm, moist, and richly flavorful bread!

Honestly, baking with sweet potato has a similar effect as baking with pumpkin. It’s got that same kind of rich and sweetly nutty flavor, so it’s a perfect snack or breakfast or even a dessert — hey, no judgment — for crisp fall days. Enjoying a slice by a toasty fire with a good book might just become your new favorite activity. Add a generous smear of butter and you’ll be in heaven.

This sweet potato bread is a moist and warming pastry that's the perfect cozy snack or breakfast for cool fall days. If you can make banana bread (which everyone can!), then you'll ace this homemade sweet potato bread recipe that's so simple and tastes like a treat even though there's a veggie-superfood inside! #sweetpotatobread #sweetpotato #baking #homemadebread #sweetpotatorecipes

Is sweet potato bread good for you?

Sweet potato bread does have sugar, oil, and flour in it — but I think those are all fine ingredients to consume in moderation. Plus, you can swap the cup of oil for half a cup of applesauce and half a cup of oil or just one full cup of applesauce to make the recipe lighter. And sweet potato is a wonderful superfood that has tons of nutrients!

What spices are in sweet potato bread?

I love warm, fall spices in baked goods, and this bread is full of them, including nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice, plus a dash of vanilla!

This sweet potato bread is a moist and warming pastry that's the perfect cozy snack or breakfast for cool fall days. If you can make banana bread (which everyone can!), then you'll ace this homemade sweet potato bread recipe that's so simple and tastes like a treat even though there's a veggie-superfood inside! #sweetpotatobread #sweetpotato #baking #homemadebread #sweetpotatorecipes

Can sweet potato bread be frozen?

This recipe freezes SO well. It’s why the recipe calls for enough to make two loaves; make one for the week and freeze one for later! It’ll keep in the fridge for up to a week and in the freezer for up to 3 months.

How long does sweet potato bread take to bake?

Between prep and bake time, sweet potato bread takes about an hour and 15 minutes (only 10 to 15 minutes of hands-on time, though).

This sweet potato bread is a moist and warming pastry that's the perfect cozy snack or breakfast for cool fall days. If you can make banana bread (which everyone can!), then you'll ace this homemade sweet potato bread recipe that's so simple and tastes like a treat even though there's a veggie-superfood inside! #sweetpotatobread #sweetpotato #baking #homemadebread #sweetpotatorecipes This sweet potato bread is a moist and warming pastry that's the perfect cozy snack or breakfast for cool fall days. If you can make banana bread (which everyone can!), then you'll ace this homemade sweet potato bread recipe that's so simple and tastes like a treat even though there's a veggie-superfood inside! #sweetpotatobread #sweetpotato #baking #homemadebread #sweetpotatorecipes

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Sweet Potato Bread Recipe

Sweet Potato Bread


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 32 servings, 2 loaves 1x

Description

This sweet potato bread is a moist and warming pastry that’s the perfect cozy snack or breakfast for cool fall days.


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Ingredients

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 cups cold mashed cooked sweet potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F., and grease two 9×5-inch loaf pans well. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the sugar, eggs, and oil, and mix well to combine.
  3. Add the the mashed sweet potatoes and vanilla, and stir to combine.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda. Stir to combine.
  5. Fold in the pecans.
  6. Divide the batter evenly between the two prepared pans, and smooth out the top.
  7. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes, or until the center is set and toothpick interested in the middle comes out clean.
  8. Let the bread cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes, and then run a knife along the edge to remove from the pan and finish cooling on a cooling rack.
  9. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

  • You can replace the 1 cup or oil with 1/2 cup oil and 1/2 cup applesauce OR 1 cup applesauce. It works great with those substitutions.
  • You can omit the nuts if you like, but they are SO good in this bread.
  • This bread freezes very well.
  • Category: bread
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: quick bread, sweet potato bread, sweet bread, baking, dessert

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This sweet potato bread is a moist and warming pastry that's the perfect cozy snack or breakfast for cool fall days. If you can make banana bread (which everyone can!), then you'll ace this homemade sweet potato bread recipe that's so simple and tastes like a treat even though there's a veggie-superfood inside! #sweetpotatobread #sweetpotato #baking #homemadebread #sweetpotatorecipes This sweet potato bread is a moist and warming pastry that's the perfect cozy snack or breakfast for cool fall days. If you can make banana bread (which everyone can!), then you'll ace this homemade sweet potato bread recipe that's so simple and tastes like a treat even though there's a veggie-superfood inside! #sweetpotatobread #sweetpotato #baking #homemadebread #sweetpotatorecipes

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This delicious sweet potato bread recipe is so easy to whip up and is sure to satisfy your family’s love of baked goodies all fall long (and beyond).

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.