Sweet Potato Loaf Recipe
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Sweet Potato Loaf Recipe

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I enjoy making this bread because it lets me use sweet potatoes in something besides pie. I found the recipe in an old Southern cookbook, but changed a few things. The orange juice in the glaze adds a nice citrus flavor to the loves. —Ann Jovanovic Chicago, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • GLAZE:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 4 to 5 teaspoons orange juice
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 279 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 138mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Whisk together the sweet potatoes, eggs and oil. Add sugar; whisk until smooth. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Fold in walnuts and raisins (batter will be thick). Transfer to two greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans.
  2. Bake at 350 ° for 65-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks.
  3. Meanwhile, for glaze, combine the confectioners' sugar, orange peel and enough orange juice to achieve desired consistency. Spread over warm loaves; sprinkle with walnuts. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).
Originally published as Sweet Potato Bread in Quick Cooking March/April 2005, p31

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djkirkland User ID: 6897460 58840
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2012

"I was looking for a special nut-bread, dessert-type for a women's group. This was very similar to one of my favorites: persimmon pudding. This dessert bread took raves with the group."

chocoloco User ID: 1876593 103019
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2010

"I used the glaze for another sweet potato bread recipe and the glaze made such a difference! I got a lot of compliments!"

anonymous User ID: 5520322 134470
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2008

"Wonderfully delicious! So, so moist, flavorful and just plain good! I served other desserts for Thanksgiving, but this bread was gone first."

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