Sweet Potato Bread Recipe

Sweet potato bread recipes. Recipe for sweet potato quick bread featuring cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar and real butter. Includes an option for sweet potato pecan bread. Yeast risen sweet potato rolls.

Sweet potato bread.

This recipe can be doubled and baked in 2 loaf pans or mixed and baked in a bread machine.


  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon lite salt (or regular salt if you don't mind the extra sodium)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 5 tablespoons softened butter
  • 2/3 cup white sugar and 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes, unseasoned
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional) you only need these if you are making sweet potato pecan bread
  • Directions

    1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 6 cup loaf pan (8 1/2x4 1/2 inch).

    2. In a large bowl, cream the white sugar and 1 tablespoon of the brown sugar into the softened butter. Add the eggs and mashed sweet potatoes. Sweet potato bread batter. Beat the mixture until all the ingredients are fully incorporated.

    3. To turn this into a sweet potato pecan bread recipe, add in the chopped pecans now.

    4. Wisk all the dry ingredients together in a small bowl before adding them into the wet mixture. Add the orange juice and beat just until everything is evenly mixed.

    5. Scrape the batter into the loaf pan. Sprinkle the top with the remaining tablespoon of brown sugar. Bake the bread for 50 minutes or until a butter knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Set the pan on a rack to cool.

    To make this recipe for sweet potato bread more nutritious add 1 teaspoon of dolomite powder to the dry ingredients before adding them in.

    Kal Dolomite powder is a cheap, easy-to-use calcium and magnesium supplement. It has no noticeable taste or texture when mixed into breads and cakes. I use it to get the extra calcium I need without having to choke down huge calcium tablets.

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