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Southern Sweet Potato Bread

southern sweet potato bread Side Dish Southern
Southern Sweet Potato Bread
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 12

Once you enjoy a slice of this moist and dense quick bread, you’ll have a hard time believing something so luscious can be made without butter. Plus, you can whip up this sweet, spiced quick bread recipe and have it in the oven in just 15 minutes. MORE+ LESS-

Updated April 13, 2020

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

Steps

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  • 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

  • While freshly cooked and mashed sweet potatoes will give your quick bread a richer taste, canned sweet potatoes will work fine as well.
  • If you don’t have any sweet potatoes on hand, a can of pumpkin purée (not pumpkin pie filling) will result in a nicely moist pumpkin loaf.
  • The pecans in this recipe can be substituted for other nuts, such as walnuts.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
320
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
26%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
220mg
9%
Potassium
160mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
38g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
22g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%
70%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
8%
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 Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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