Friday, October 15, 2010

Sweet Potato Bread

What do you do with a Hercules-size sweet potato?  Bake it and make some bread.  This is very similar to pumpkin bread, only you simply switch squashes (I love alliteration!).

(Okay so this is what is left of 2 loaves...)


  • 1  cup sugar
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 2/3 cups orange juice
  • 2/3 cup oil
  • eggs
  • 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine sugar, orange juice, oil, eggs, and sweet potatoes and mix thoroughly. Add dry ingredients and mix to combine. Add cranberries and nuts and mix well. Divide between 2 greased loaf pans and bake for 50 minutes or pour into muffin tins as an option.  Cool in pan to room temperature.

Enjoy it for breakfast!

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