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Sweet Potato Loaf

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling

Makes

2 loaves (16 slices each)

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

Ingredients

  • 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 large 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 zest
  • 4 to 5 teaspoons orange juice
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  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 9x5-in. loaf pans.
  2. Bake at 350 ° for 65-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in 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 zest and enough orange juice to achieve desired consistency. Spread over warm loaves; sprinkle with walnuts.

Nutrition Facts

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

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