sweet potato bread recipe

Sweet Potato Bread

This easy, delicious Sweet Potato Bread recipe comes together in one bowl! The result is a moist, tender loaf that makes a perfect breakfast or dessert!

If you have not tried sweet potato bread before, I think I know what you’re thinking. Sweet potatoes in bread? What is this girl thinking? It doesn’t sound like a combination that many would put together. If it works in sweet potato pie, it surely can work here and it does! Well. No, really well!

This quickbread has quickly become a favourite around here! It gives off cozy vibes, with its warm spices and all! It’s like pumpkin bread, without the need for an expensive can of pumpkin (why is it never on sale these days??) And that’s actually what prompted me to make it in the first place! I had a deep craving for pumpkin bread but had no pumpkin and so I used the next best thing! And I loved it and just had to share it with you all!

Sweet potatoes are something we always have on hand. They’re absolutely delicious and so versatile, we use them in our meals often. Except they are usually playing the sidekick role on our plates (even though they usually outshine the main!) Here, though, it is front and center and in a dessert for a change! Gotta keep things interesting, right?

Overall, this bread is actually kinda healthy too! Okay, sure it has sugar and all, but with the use of Greek yogurt and sweet potatoes, there is nutritious value to this dessert that you can’t get out of a pound cake, for example. That’s what I am telling myself anyway, cause I may or may not have eaten more than one slice! Ha!

Did I mention to you that this is also super easy to make and can be done in one bowl? Yup! Another reason to make this loaf, asap!

How to make Sweet Potato Bread

I made this loaf using 1 1/2 cups of mashed sweet potato. I peel and chop 2 medium sweet potatoes and boil them until tender. Then I puree them in a food processor. But you can use any method you like. Microwave them or bake them if you like. Whatever works for you! Just be sure to give it time to cool before you use it in this recipe.

To make the sweet potato bread, you will need:

Wet ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups mashed sweet potato (about 2 medium sweet potatoes)
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1/2 cup butter or coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons pumpkin spice
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 350F and line a loaf pan with parchment paper or grease it generously with butter.

In a large bowl, add the wet ingredients and mix to combine. Add the dry ingredients and mix well to form batter.

Transfer to the loaf pan and use a spatula to spread the batter evenly. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.

Let it cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then remove bread and transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely before slicing.

That’s it!

I hope you enjoy this recipe!

-Cathy

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Sweet Potato Bread

Servings

1

loaf
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

55

minutes

Ingredients

  • Wet ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed sweet potato (about 2 medium sweet potatoes)*

  • 2 eggs, whisked

  • 1/2 cup butter or coconut oil, melted

  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Dry Ingredients
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons pumpkin spice

  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

  • pinch of salt

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350F and line a loaf pan with parchment paper or grease it generously with butter.
  • In a large bowl, add the wet ingredients and mix to combine. Add the dry ingredients and mix well to form batter.
  • Transfer to the loaf pan and use a spatula to spread the batter evenly. Bake for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  • Let it cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then remove bread and transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely before slicing.

Notes

  • To make sweet potato mash, peel and chop sweet potatoes. Boil them until fork tender and then transfer to a food processor to puree. Let cool before using in this recipe.
 

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