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Sweet Potato Orange Bread

This quick recipe from Dixie Burnham of Hernando, Florida makes two pleasantly spiced loaves - one to eat and one to share. Sweet potatoes lend nice color and moistness to the easy bread.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 loaves


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts


  • In a large bowl, combine eggs, oil, applesauce and vanilla. Stir in sweet potatoes and orange zest; mix well. Combine the flour, sugars, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking powder; stir into sweet potato mixture just until combined. Stir in nuts.
  • Pour into two greased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 169 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 127mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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