Sweet Potato Bread & Pineapple Butter Recipe
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Sweet Potato Bread & Pineapple Butter Recipe

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I hope you like my sweet potato bread recipe as much as I do. The combination of tangy pineapple with this spicy sweet loaf is delicious! —Diane Goss, Chester, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, well drained

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 271 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 181mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, potatoes, oil and water. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. Transfer to a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
  3. In a small bowl, combine butter and pineapple. Serve with bread. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices) and 1 cup butter.
Originally published as Sweet Potato Bread & Pinapple Butter in Taste of Home February/March 2009, p42

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Ceege User ID: 730520 228426
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2015

"Delicious and very moist. My family loved it. Instead of the pineapple butter, I mixed 8 oz. 1/3 less fat cream cheese (softened) and the can of pineapple drained. If mixture is too thick, just add a few drops of that pineapple juice to make it spreadable. Yummy!!!!!!!"

Joy20 User ID: 7430077 215390
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2014

"Very, very good! Hubby is my critic on all new recipes. Says this is a keeper. Instead of 1/3 cup of water I used orange juice. Baking time was 1 hour 10 minutes in my oven. Very moist."

Juliad0514 User ID: 6926260 143320
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2014

"definitely a five star recipe. my family loved this. my dad actually made the comment that he'll "never eat banana bread again!" It was delicious! I think the pineapple butter would be great with other things, too."

contrarywife User ID: 2675625 96366
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2014

"Excellent bread! As another reviewer suggested I reduced the sugar to one cup. I substituted 1/4 teaspoon cloves and 1/4 teaspoon allspice for the nutmeg and added about a cup of walnuts. I didn't make the pineapple butter ... the bread is yummy, moist and sweet all on its own. I bake a lot of quick breads and this one will definitely be placed in the tried and true file!"

exermom User ID: 3731826 182874
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2014

"Sounds real good. But I'm not a fan of the butter. What would the nutritionals be without it?

You can't post a question without rating the recipe? I feel bad rating it since I haven't tried it, but that looks like the only way I can get my question posted"

BathtubNinja User ID: 6359529 110798
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2014

"Couldn't stop picking off the delicious crusty pieces on top! I would recommend mixing a tablespoon of pineapple butter first to see if you'll like it. I found it to be overpowering, and the bread was too good to cover up the flavor."

kvanderj User ID: 3679120 96324
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2014

"This has become a year round favorite! Wonderful flavor and the pineapple butter makes it a special occasion!"

JTBarnes User ID: 4992257 98061
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2013

"This bread was very moist! I did make a couple of changes. I only used 1 cup of sugar and added some extra sweet potato that I had left over (1/2 cup more). I took this bread to a gathering and couldn't even sit down before I was asked about the recipe. It was gone pretty fast for someone coming late to the gathering. Have already made this 3 other times. It's a winner."

AZ Cook User ID: 6652926 165979
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2012

"Very good bread, though I'm dubious about the pineapple butter and didn't make it--sounds too sweet to me"

RRDJ User ID: 6769010 110797
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2012

"A keeper. Everybody loves when I make this"

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