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Southern Sweet Potato Bread with Pecans

Southern Sweet Potato Bread with Pecans

Tanja Miller

Tanja Miller

A fragrant southern style quick bread. Perfect for the holidays.

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  • Calories:
  • 314 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 16.9 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.7g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 150 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F ( 165 degrees C ). Grease an 8x4 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg cinnamon, and sugar. Add the eggs, oil, and milk; mix until well blended. Finally, stir in the mashed sweet potatoes, pecans, and golden raisins. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow bread to cool in the pan at least 15 minutes before removing. For best flavor, store overnight before serving.
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YUM! These loaves are just FULL of the nuts and raisins, and are very moist. Such a really great combination of subtle flavors! I made a few substitutions with great results: I used pumpkin pie spice for nutmeg, 1/3 white sugar & 2/3 light brown, half oil & half applesauce, and used baked sweet potatoes: bake on parchment because they're messy! Prick potatoes, bake about 1hr 40min at 350F. The flesh pretty much pulls away from the skin - put the flesh in a bowl and give it a quick stir with a wisk and it's ready to go. I baked mine in mini-loaf pans (about 5-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 2") - this recipe makes 4 loaves at about 1 generous cup batter per loaf - for 50 minutes. Perfect! These will be holiday gifts for sure (and plenty for us, too!). For a zippy version, I might try dried cranberries in place of the raisins.




This was really good. A neat way to use sweet potatos! Instead of all white sugar, I used 1/2 brown sugar (ran out of white!). I also lined the pan with wax paper which is a good trick for these moist quick breads. Make sure to really mix in the sweet potatoes. Will make again for sure -- my one year loved it too!




This is the BEST homemade bread I've ever made/had! I made it just like the recipe said, except that I used walnuts instead of pecans and I made them muffin size, instead of in a loaf. Baked for approx. 35 minutes (since they were smaller than a loaf). AWESOME RECIPE!!!!

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