Sweet Potato Bread

December 5, 2012

One reason I absolutely love the Holidays is the gift giving. Specifically, neighbor gift giving. It’s the one time of the year that I can unload all of my crazy concoctions. Breads, cookies, cakes, brownies… You name it and I’m making it!

After Thanksgiving I had a few sweet potatoes left over and couldn’t imagine throwing them out. So I quickly got to work on something that would be a great gift and freezer friendly! One more plus? It’s a tiny bit healthy too! Well… healthy-ish.

sweet potato bread

Sweet Potato Bread with a Maple Drizzle
(recipe adapted from

The bread:
1C. white sugar
1/2C.  Canola oil
1 egg + 1 yolk
1C. Honey roasted sweet potatoes
1/2 t. vanilla
1-1/2 C. flour
1/8 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. ginger
1/2 t. ground cloves

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Spray a bread pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
Beat the sugar, oil, egg and yolk, sweet potatoes, and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth.

Whisk together the flour, powder, soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and ground cloves in a separate bowl.

Here is the secret to a great quick bread… When you are mixing in the dry ingredients use a wooden spoon. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet, and gently stir until all of the white disappears. Pour into your prepared pan, and bake for one hour and fifteen minutes.

Cool for ten minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the pan, and turn out onto a cooling rack.

sweet potato bread recipe

For the drizzle:
6 T. Powdered Sugar
3 T. Maple Syrup (preferably homemade)
1/4 t. Maple extract

Whisk all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Drizzle over your completely cooled bread.

sweet potato bread with maple glaze

This bread is GOOOOOOD! The maple and sweet potato blend together perfectly! It is a little on the denser side, almost like a banana bread. It is perfect wrapped up in parchment and a nice piece of bakers twine. Slap on a quick gift tag and there you have it! One great neighbor gift!

Comments (12)

  • Nicole Reply

    December 5, 2012 at 8:07 am

    I am literally drooling. This looks delicious!

  • Nicole Reply

    December 5, 2012 at 8:39 am

    This bread looks seriously so delicious. I am literally drooling.

  • Eva Reply

    December 5, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Looks amazingly delish. What are/ or how do you make honey roasted sweet potatoes?

  • Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama Reply

    December 5, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Yum! This sounds amazing!!

    • Jesseca Reply

      December 5, 2012 at 1:06 pm

      Almost as amazing as the cookies you featured on your site today!

  • Aly Reply

    December 5, 2012 at 9:01 am

    this looks so good. i pinned :)

    • Jesseca Reply

      December 5, 2012 at 1:05 pm

      Thanks Aly! I printed your Christmas printable. It’s so cute!

  • Carole Reply

    December 6, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Hi there. The current Food on Friday is all about potatoes! So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

    • Jesseca Reply

      December 7, 2012 at 9:24 am

      Thanks Carole, as soon as I get home I’ll check it out.

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