Saturday, October 11, 2014

Sweet Potato Pecan Bread

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!

These are so yummy, you might want to package them for gift giving around the holidays!

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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56 comments:

  1. Can I use fresh cooked sweet potatoes instead of canned?

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  2. 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.

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

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  4. 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!

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

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    1. How many sweet potatoes?

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

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

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    1. I've used applesauce in place of sugar

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

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    1. 15 Oz by weight

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    2. Can i use self-rising flour in stead of all purpose.

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    3. I am going to use self rising flour since that is all I have. Hope it works.

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

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  10. 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.

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

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

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  13. Made the recipe today and it is great!

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  14. Can I use mini loaf pans

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  15. Made today love love loved it

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  16. 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!!!

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

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

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  19. 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.

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  20. 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.

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  21. 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?

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  22. 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.

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

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    1. There is no pumpkin in it. Pumpkin pie spice is a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves.

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  24. To print, just right click and select print!

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  25. Apple pie spice or cinnamon can be substituted for pumpkin pie spice. Enjoy!

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  26. Wow, made this today and it is wonderful. Definitely in my "Keepers" file..

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  27. I will use coconut oil, and use honey in place of sugar

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  28. I will use coconut oil, and use honey in place of sugar

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  29. Hi. Can I use only egg whites or egg substitution as allergic to egg yolks? How much to use if different? Also what is a good substitute for white flour when you are gluten free for this recipe? Will the amt used be the same?

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    1. Wanda? I don't know if you have made this yet, but consider Almond Flour if you don't have a nut allergy.

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    2. Use King Arthur GF flour and 1 cup applesauce for each egg in the recipe.

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  30. do you double the liquid if your using a 30 oz can of yams and do you double the eggs and other ingredients

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  31. Yes, if you're using two times as many yams, you should double the rest of the ingredients too.

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  32. Does 1 3/4 cup means 1cup and 3/4 cup?

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  33. I am making this right now. I altered the ingredients a bit. I used whole wheat flour, coconut sugar and much less, apple sauce instead of oil and extra spice. I try to always try to make baking a bit healthier. So this could be a success or a total disaster. :D

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  34. Just had a taste and was really good, next time cut back even more on the sugar to only 1/2 cup. Was still too sweet at 3/4 cup.

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  35. Delicious. I doubled the recipe and made two loaves.

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  36. I have a friend who can,T eat nuts what can I use instead.gene

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  37. Hi Gene, you might want to omit the pecans altogether if your friend has a nut allergy. Otherwise, white chocolate chips might taste good in this recipe.

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  38. Want to make this and give as gifts. Can I use mini loaf pans? If so, I wonder if I need to adjust cooking time?

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  39. Hi Anonymous! If you're going to use mini loaf pans, I would keep the temperature the same and then check/toothpick test them at 20, 30, and 45 minute intervals to see which is the correct cooking time. Good luck!

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  40. I have a sweet potato flour..can I use it? Thanks for the answer.

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  41. Hi Anonymous! I have never used sweet potato flour before - is it one that you can substitute in regular baked goods? If so, I'd say go for it! Have a Merry Christmas!

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  42. If using mini loaf pans, approx. how many do you think this recipe use? If that is hard to estimate, how full should the pans be filled?

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  43. Thank you for the recipe. ��

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  44. Will this recipie be okay with a bundt cake pan instead of a loaf pan? If so, Will I need to alter the ingredient portions?

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    1. Hi Alana,

      This recipe only makes one loaf (many loaf recipes make at least 2). So, I don't think there will be enough batter to use a bundt cake pan. Maybe you could double the recipe, but even then you might want to adjust the baking time? Not sure to what though - I've only ever baked in a loaf pan. Good luck! Hope it turns out for you - it really is yummy!

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    2. This turned out great! I dis 32nd up doubling the recipe to fit the cake pan. Can't wait to see how my co-workers like it tomorrow!

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    3. So glad to hear it worked out for you, Alana!

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