Southern Sweet Potato Bread

You can whip up a sweet-and-spicy quick bread and have it in the oven in minutes.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ self-rising flour
1
cup sugar
1
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
cup vegetable oil
2
tablespoons milk
2
eggs, slightly beaten
1
cup mashed cooked sweet potatoes
1
cup chopped pecans
1/2
cup golden raisins
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 8x4-inch loaf pan with shortening or cooking spray. In large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  • 2 Add oil, milk and eggs; blend well. Stir in sweet potatoes, pecans and raisins until well mixed. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake 1 hour 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes. Remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Wrap tightly and store at room temperature up to 4 days, or refrigerate up to 10 days.

Expert Tips

Cooked and mashed fresh sweet potatoes taste the best, but canned will work just fine.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
320
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
220mg
220%;
Total Carbohydrate
38g
38%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
22g
22%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.