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Sweet Potato Bread Recipe

We raise and sell sweet potatoes on our farm in the lower part of Texas panhandle. Years ago, a customer shared his wife's sweet potato bread recipe with me. It's been a family favorite ever since.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling YIELD:32 servings


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


  • 1. In a bowl, combine sugar, eggs, sweet potatoes and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, baking powder, nutmeg, allspice cinnamon, salt and baking soda; stir into potato mixture. Fold in nuts if desired. Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until bread tests done. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 2 loaves.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 145 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 78 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.