Sweet Potato Pecan Bread

Saturday, October 11, 2014

This recipe is another mix of Fall flavors that you'll definitely want to give a try. It's the perfect start to a Fall morning - try it as a complement to a mug of hot apple cider! And for all you coffee lovers, it tastes pretty good with that too. :-)

Sweet Potato Pecan Bread

Sweet Potato Pecan Bread

1 15 oz can sweet potatoes, drained* (2 Tbsp liquid reserved)
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice*
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup chopped pecans

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash sweet potatoes in 2 Tbsp of reserved liquid. 
  3. Add sugar, water, oil, and eggs to mashed sweet potatoes and mix well.
  4. Add flour, baking soda, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and baking powder. Mix well.
  5. Stir in chopped pecans.
  6. Pour evenly into prepared pan. Bake for 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  7. Cool for 15 minutes in the pan. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Notes:
Canned sweet potatoes might be masquerading in your grocery store as yams. They're the same thing, so don't feel like you "can't find" the ingredients to make this recipe.

Apple pie spice or cinnamon can be substituted for pumpkin pie spice.

This recipe makes one loaf of bread, but it is delicious. Consider doubling this recipe - one loaf will be gone before you know it!

If sweet potatoes aren't your favorite and you're looking for other delicious Fall breakfast foods to try, give these tried and true Harris Sisters recipes a looksee:
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27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can I use fresh cooked sweet potatoes instead of canned?

Donna Walkush said...

I don't see why you couldn't try that! Just make sure to mash them with 2 Tbsp of liquid (water maybe) as per the directions so that you're not losing that amount of liquid from the recipe.

Anonymous said...

This sounds wonderful! Would anyone know how many carbs per serving?

Donna Walkush said...

Hi Anonymous, the actual recipe that I have is a photocopy of a print out that is squirreled away in a binder in my kitchen. So it's pretty old and it does not have any sort of "healthful" information listed with it. Sorry about that!

Latinabarbie96 said...

Great Recipe! I used actual sweet potatoes instead of canned and it came out amazing! :)

Donna Walkush said...

Thanks for the update! Glad it came out tasty. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Is there any way of turning this into more of a diabetic friendly recipe by using sugar and egg substitutes?

Anonymous said...

I see some people substituted fresh sweet potatoes. How many would I need?

Anonymous said...

"Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray" What size pan? 9x5" or 4x8" ?

Donna Walkush said...

9" x 5"

Irisfan said...

A 15 oz. can of sweet potatoes has a lot of liquid. What would the measurement of mashed sweet potatoes be? That answer will help me convert the recipe to the use of fresh sweet potatoes.

Anonymous said...

Would that be like 1 and 1/2 cups of mashed sweet potatoes?

Glenda Kelley said...

I can't wait to try this!! Thanks for posting!

Joan said...

Made the recipe today and it is great!

Anonymous said...

Can I use mini loaf pans

Anonymous said...

Made today love love loved it

Anonymous said...

AMAZING recipe, despite my measuring error it still turned out Great!!! I used a real sweet potato, but used 16 ounces and made 2 loaves instead of using that much in one. LOL Still AMAZING Bread and so moist!!!

Donna Walkush said...

Glad it turned out so well for you! And people never believe how delicious is until they taste it for themselves. LOL!

Anonymous said...

How many sweet potatoes?

Anonymous said...

Wish your recipe could be printed . . . Sounds Awesome!

Anonymous said...

For the person who wished they could print,if you will select and copy you can take it to your word program and paste. From that you can print. Hope this helps.

Anonymous said...

15 Oz by weight

Anonymous said...

Simply click control, then P. The print box will come up and you can choose size of paper, # of copies, etc., and then click the print button. This is how I printed this recipe.

Anonymous said...

Do you use all the liquid in the canned sweet potatoes & I want to double it but I bought a 40oz can and only need 30oz. Can I use it all or should I just mash them and weigh out 30oz?

Donna Walkush said...

You only use the 2 Tbsp of liquid that you reserve. You mash the sweet potatoes with this liquid. Probably best to weigh out the 30 oz you need for two loaves.

Anonymous said...

But I hate pumpkin anything! I think I will try another spice

Unknown said...

To print, just right click and select print!

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