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5 from 1 vote

Sweet Potato Quick Bread

Delicious sweet potato bread.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Sweet Potato Quick Bread
Servings: 8 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup oil I used Canola
  • 1 cup sweet potatoes cooked and mashed
  • 1 cup nuts I used walnuts, could use pecans
  • 1 cup raisins


  • Cook one large sweet potato in boiling water, then put in cold water to cool,  peel and mash. (You can use 1 cup canned sweet potatoes mashed).  In a large bowl mix mashed sweet potatoes, oil, eggs, milk, brown sugar, white sugar and applesauce with spoon.
  • Add flour, baking powder, spices, salt and continue mixing.  Stir in nuts and walnuts and mix till all ingredients are wet.  Pour into a greased or sprayed 9 x 5 x 3 bread pan.
  • Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.  Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan.


Always check your bread for doneness as ovens vary. Also opening and closing your oven during cooking can cause it to need more time to cook.