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Sweet Potato Bread

A rich, sweet quick bread made with sweet potatoes and toasted pecans.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Author: Cookie Madness


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 196 grams
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar 98 grams
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 98 grams
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoons vegetable oil I used grapeseed
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup toasted and chopped pecans


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a loaf pan. I used one that was 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches, but you could probably get away with a 9x5.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the sweet potato, sugar, brown sugar, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla. Add the flour mixture and milk alternately to the sweet potato mixture, then stir in the pecans.
  • Bake for about 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out with clean crumbs.


For the sweet potato, I started with one that weighed about 10 oz raw, peeled it, chopped it, boiled then mashed.