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Sweet Potato Bread Recipe

Sweet Potato Bread

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


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


  • 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


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F., and grease two 9x5-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.


  • 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.
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: bread
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

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