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Sweet Potato Cinnamon Bread Recipe

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Bread Recipe

My family loves quick breads. This one is moist and spicy. If you don't have mini loaf pans it works just as well in regular size pans. —Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling YIELD:24 servings


  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-2/3 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 cups raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, whisk the first eight ingredients. In another bowl, whisk eggs, sweet potatoes, oil and milk until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Fold in raisins and walnuts.
  • 2. Transfer to four greased 5-3/4x3x2-in. loaf pans. Bake 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool. Yield: 4 loaves (6 slices each).

Recipe Note

For larger loaves: Prepare recipe as directed, using two greased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Bake in preheated 350° oven 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Yield: 2 loaves (12 slices each)

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 299 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 236mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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bicktasw User ID: 4201818 256938
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2016

"My across-the-street neighbor, Carolee, made this delicious quick bread. She followed the recipe exactly and the result was a moist and delicious quick bread with the subtle taste of sweet potato. The raisins added just the right amount of extra sweetness and the walnuts added a nice crunch. If I'd do anything different when I make this recipe, I'd toast the walnuts. Other than that..... delicious!!"

firebrick User ID: 7848825 256235
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2016

"I plan to use some leftover baked sweet potatoes from Thanksgiving to see how that works out."

Aderman User ID: 1865661 256093
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2016

"I made this Sweet Potato bread and it's over the top good, so moist , going to make more to give to family and friends when I make up goodie trays for the holidays. The recipe made seven 5-3/4 x 3 x 2 loafs and they raised up way above the pans, I used Bakers Joy non stick spray instead of greasing the pans. Awesome ! Awesome ! bread......I also wrapped all but one loaf in press and seal and put in zip lock baggy and froze, I had to sample the 7 th loaf."

iwilson999 User ID: 8608901 236954
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2015

"I made this today and followed the recipe to the letter except I substituted pecans for walnuts. It was exceptional."

dvhenning User ID: 4917928 222120
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2015

"Mmmmmm! Yummy moist quick bread! Only change i made was to use dried cranberries instead of raisins. This recipe is a keeper!"

dbarrows03052009 User ID: 8091829 127859
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014

"The recipe was so awesome and so delicious. The 1st time I made it I followed the recipe. The 2nd time I made it I didn't put in raisins and instead of milk I used egg nog. I will definitely be making the bread more often."

dsews2 User ID: 5920117 140073
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2014

"I made this bread this a.m. and changed it a little. instead of raisins i used dried cherries and a few craisins.& used only cinnamon & a little pumpkin pie spice.....made 6 small loaves.

it's very good and also gave a loaf to my neighbor...."

Typingn2000 User ID: 7207120 127858
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2014

"I cannot make a review yet, but I have a question. Would the cinnamon chips possibly be a good addition? My review will bring the stats down but I have not tried the recipe yet."

jgjordan User ID: 6372784 200376
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2014

"Made recipe exactly as written. Delicious!!! Took longer to bake - such big loaves. Next time I will make 3 medium loaves."

LeeBee User ID: 3648068 153348
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2014

"Well we really like this recipe. I must confess that I did make a few changes, partly because of what I had on hand. I baked the sweet potatoes, then mashed them, and I used craisins, rather than raisins, and probably about 1 1/2 cup walnuts. I baked 2 small loaves, and 1 in what is called a coffee cake pan. I am sharing the results with my neighbors. Thank you for the recipe!"

Halee2003 User ID: 7213920 141084
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2014

"Can u use pumpkin instead of sweet potatoes?"

bleeding_rose User ID: 616293 190591
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2013

"This was such a big hit with my friends. It was simple to make, and the flavour was really good. I accidentally added more sweet potato than was called for, but it still turned out just perfect. It made 7 loaves for me."

Vicks6 User ID: 5093215 199252
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013

"I got 7 mini-loaves. I made several batches of this sweet potato bread for "little Thanksgiving gifts". Everyone loved them. This recipe is a keeper, thank you!"

jackiebear User ID: 7510596 184892
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"Absolutely delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 196823
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2013

"This recipe is a perfect blend of seasonings - so very tasty! It does NOT, however, make 4 mini loaves. I filled 4 pans 3/4 full & had lots of left over batter. So greased up 2 more pans & divided the batter equally amongst the 6 & the batter still almost filled up the pans. And yes, I used the 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Another Taste of Home recipe on this site: "Sweet Potato Mini Loaves" is almost identical to this one & states it makes 6 mini loaves."

cariley User ID: 3871073 199400
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2013

"This is a very good quick bread. Moist & a good balance of sweet & spice. I used the mini loaf pans as suggested, and there was enough batter left to make 1 9x5 loaf. I thought the yeild note at the battom of the recipe was misleading, but it is obvious there will be more than 4 mini loaves."

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 184891
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2013

"I wanted to try this recipe, so I prepared it today! I DID make changes in the ingredients! I used about 1 to 1-1/2 cup mashed canned yams and about 2 cups of finely shredded carrots to equal a total of 3-1/2 cups of carrots/sweet potato! I also added 2 tsp. vanilla extract, 1 Tbsp. ground Navel orange, but I did keep the sugar, flour, spices, eggs, oil and milk the same amounts. I kept the salt and baking soda & baking powder the same, too! I DID NOT use nuts-I used 1/2 cup combination of candied fruit and raisins and about 1 cup whole frozen cranberries + 1/8 cup all-purpose flour for preventing the raisins, candied fruit and cranberries from sinking to bottom of the bread! To give the bread a more festive shape, I used a fluted 6-cup greased and floured copper jello mold and filled about 2/3rds of the mold with the batter and an 8-1/2x4-1/2" loaf pan, greased and floured. I baked the fluted mold 50 minutes and I gave the loaf 1 hour at 350o F-I use a cake tester to test my baked products (cake & breads, that is! For me, I find that a cake tester is more accurate as it's longer than a toothpick & I can see if the product needs more baking time!) I cooled the molded cake and the loaf each 10 minutes and I ran a knife around the edge to loosen the breads and tapped the pan on a hard surface as well as with my hands to ease the breads out! The breads rose beautifully and they certainly came out of the pans looking really nice! For me, I'll definitely use this recipe again! Thank you, Nancy Foust, for sharing this recipe! It's a lovely addition to Taste of Home magazine! DELowenstein"

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