Sweet Potato Bread


1 ¾ cups all purpose flour

1 ½ cups sugar

1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

2 eggs

1 cup mashed sweet potatoes

½ cup canola oil

1/3 cup water

Brown sugar, mini marshmallows (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.
In a small bowl, combine eggs, sweet potatoes, oil and water.
Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients just until moistened.
Spoon batter into a greased and floured 9x5 loaf pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan to a wire rack.

I saved time (and cheated a bit) by using canned yams in syrup. I drained the syrup off (which still leaves the yams with a little sweetness), and mashed them right in my measuring cup.

I sprinkled brown sugar on top, per my husband's tastes.

Other fun ideas include: sprinkling mini marshmallows on top 10 minutes before baking is complete, or prior to cooking, throw them into the batter and bake them right in for some extra gooey, yumminess!

The recipe calls for 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of nutmeg. I used the full teaspoon, again, per my husband's tastes. It's a fairly potent spice, so if you aren't crazy about nutmeg's flavor, stick to 1/2 teaspoon!

Whenever I bake, I let Nick spoon the batter into the pan(s) for me. It cuts down on the mess (!) and he is EXCELLENT at getting as much batter as possible into the dish(es). He doesn't mind, because he get's to lick the spoons when we're finished!


  1. MY mom use to make this all the time when I was little and I loved it! Thanks for sharing this recipe because now I can make it on my own :)
    -B ♡ MsBerryStylish 

  2. I made banana bread for the first time last week and loved it. This may be my next recipe trial!