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Cranberry-Sweet Potato Bread

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Cranberry-Sweet Potato Bread
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 24
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Updated Aug 8, 2014

Ingredients

  • 2 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups mashed cooked dark-orange sweet potatoes (about 1 1/4 lb)*
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 (8x4-inch) loaf pans or 1 (9x5-inch) loaf pan. In large bowl, mix sugar, water, oil, vanilla, sweet potatoes and eggs until well blended.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, baking powder and nutmeg. Add to sweet potato mixture; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir ¡n cranberries and pecans. Divide batter evenly between 8-inch pans or spoon into 9-inch pan.
  • 3
    Bake 60 to 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes in pans on cooling rack.
  • 4
    Loosen sides of loaves from pans; remove from pans and place top side up on cooling rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours, before slicing. Wrap tightly and store at room temperature up to 4 days, or refrigerate.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    *1 can (23 oz) sweet potatoes in syrup, drained and mashed can be substituted for the fresh sweet potatoes.

Nutrition

240 Calories, 7g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 41g Total Carbohydrate, 25g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
60
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
6%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
280mg
12%
Potassium
135mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
41g
14%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
25g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%
80%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
6%
6%
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; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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