This sweet potato bread recipe creates a richly decadent and fluffy bread that has the perfect balance of sweet and delicate fall spices. Honestly, each and every bite of it is better than the last, and it's tough to only have 1 slice. Best of all, though, it only takes just 5 minutes to prepare this out-of-this-world delicious bread!
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The Best Sweet Potato Bread
If you've never had sweet potato bread before, you're in for a treat! This simple recipe combines mashed sweet potatoes with a few baking staples to make a moist, fluffy bread that is just so, so addicting.
Seriously, after you take one bite of this sweet potato bread, you'll have to stop yourself from eating the whole loaf! The texture of the bread, along with the brown sugar cinnamon spice, is just to die for.
The best part about this bread recipe, though has to be how easy it is to make. Honestly, making sweet potato bread couldn't get any easier than this - there's no kneading involved or waiting for the bread to rise.
You basically just have to mix the ingredients together, which should take no more than 5-10 minutes! Kind of like this 2 banana bread recipe.
As I mentioned earlier, the ingredients you'll need to make this sweet potato bread recipe are all pantry - and kitchen staples. In fact, I'd even go as far as saying that you probably have most - if not all - of 'em at home already.
It's basically a quick bread recipe with mashed sweet potatoes.
Anyway, here's what you'll need to make this easy sweet potato bread recipe:
- 1 ½ cups mashed sweet potatoes
- 3 tbsp. water
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- ¼ cup yogurt
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ¼ cups sugar
- ¼ cup light brown sugar
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. ground ginger
Not too bad, right?
Just a few basic ingredients to create one absolutely delicious bread!
Ingredient Substitutions And Suggestions
Now, I definitely recommend making the mashed sweet potatoes ahead of time so you can just toss them into your batter right away and save time. With that said though, you can also use canned or homemade sweet potato puree, or you can blend canned sweet potatoes.
By the way, if you end up with too much sweet potato puree, there's no need to worry. I have endless recipes to make use of extra sweet potato puree, like this sweet potato casserole, these sweet potato biscuits, and this sweet potato souffle.
Now, while I think this sweet potato bread is perfect as is, I do like to add a little "something extra" to it from time to time. Adding some chocolate chips to it will make it more of a dessert bread and chopped nuts - like chopped pecans - always enhance the fall vibes of it.
Finally, once you slice the bread, butter is always a tasty addition to it. But, if you want to elevate the sweet flavors, even more, a drizzle of some honey or maple syrup always does the trick.
You could even sprinkle powdered sugar on top or spread some cream cheese on it to give it a similar feel to this pumpkin cream cheese bread!
How To Make Sweet Potato Bread
I've said it once, and I'll say it again, this sweet potato bread recipe is as easy as it gets. Seriously, you don't have to be a regular baker to make it turn out as if you bought it from a bakery!
Anyway, let's stop wasting time and dive into how to make this sweet potato bread!
Step 1: Prep Work
Begin by preheating the oven to 350°F (180ºC). Then, grab your favorite loaf pan, and line the loaf pan with parchment paper.
Oh, and you can really use any size loaf pan that you want, it will just change the thickness of the bread.
Step 2: Make The Bread Batter
Now, to make the bread batter, we're going to start with the wet ingredients.
So, begin by adding your prepared mashed sweet potatoes to a large bowl. Then, add the water, eggs, oil, yogurt, and vanilla extract to the bowl of mashed sweet potato, whisk until everything combines, and set it aside.
Now, onto the dry ingredients. In a second large bowl, add the flour, brown sugar, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and ginger and whisk all of these ingredients to combine.
Then, pour the wet sweet potato mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients. Give everything a good stir with a rubber spatula until all of the ingredients are well incorporated, and you have a smooth batter.
Step 3: Bake The Bread
Once you have the bread batter ready to go, spoon the batter into the prepared loaf pan with the rubber spatula and smooth out the top, so it's even.
Then, you can put the loaf pan in the oven and bake your sweet potato bread for about 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Step 4: Serve
Now, once your sweet potato bread is baked to perfection, you'll want to take it out of the oven and allow it to cool in the loaf pan for 10 minutes.
Then, you can take it out of the loaf pan and transfer it to a wire rack to continue cooling.
Finally, once it cools, slice the bread, serve it with a slab of butter, honey, or maple syrup drizzled on top, and enjoy!
How To Store Sweet Potato Bread
This recipe for sweet potato bread makes about 8 slices of bread, depending on how you cut it of course. With that said, this is usually just enough for everyone when I'm hosting, and I rarely have leftovers - it always gets eaten in a flash!
However, if you are able to save some bread - or if you make a double batch - this sweet potato bread stores really well.
To store the bread, simply let it cool completely and then either transfer it to an airtight container or wrap it up tightly in plastic wrap. Stored this way, your bread will last at room temperature for about 3-4 days or in the fridge for up to 1 week.
By the way, if you want to keep it for longer, you can store the bread in an airtight container - or wrapped in plastic wrap and stored in a freezer-safe bag - in the freezer for up to 6 months!
How To Reheat Sweet Potato Bread
Now, I think the sweet potato bread is perfectly moist and delicious at room temperature.
But, if you want to warm it up, you can either pop a slice in the microwave for about 10 seconds or you can crisp it up a little in the toaster oven. Either way, this homemade bread will be delicious!
Wrapping It Up
Well, that is how to make sweet potato bread from scratch in just a few simple steps!
This is not only one of my favorite bread recipes, but it's one of my favorite sweet potato recipes too.
I mean, how could you not love a moist and fluffy bread that has tons of warm fall spices and a subtle sweet potato flavor? Gah, it's just so good!
Anyway, if you give this sweet potato bread recipe a try, be sure to leave a comment below and let me know what you think!
More Sweet Potato Recipes
If you're looking for more delicious, creative, and easy recipes you can make with sweet potatoes, we have a ton on the blog to try next!
Check these out:
- Candied yams
- Sweet potato pound cake
- Old fashioned sweet potato pie
- Patti Labelle's sweet potato pie
- Sweet potato pecan pie
- Sweet potato cobbler
Sweet Potato Bread | Moist, Fluffy, & Easy To Prep In 5 Minutes
This sweet potato bread recipe creates a richly decadent and fluffy bread that has the perfect balance of sweet and delicate fall spices. Honestly, each and every bite of it is better than the last, and it's tough to only have 1 slice. Best of all though, it only takes just 5 minutes to prepare this out-of-this-world delicious bread!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 60 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
- Yield: 8 slices 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: Sweet Potato
1 ½ cups mashed sweet potatoes
3 tbsp. water
2 large eggs
½ cup vegetable oil
¼ cup yogurt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 ¼ cups sugar
¼ cup light brown sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180ºC).
- Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
- Add the mashed sweet potatoes to a large bowl. Add the water, eggs, oil, yogurt, and vanilla extract to the bowl of sweet potatoes and whisk until combined; set aside.
- In another large mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients - flour, brown sugar, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and ginger, and whisk to combine.
- Pour the wet sweet potato mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients, and stir to incorporate everything together.
- Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula.
- Bake for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean inserted in the center.
- Allow the bread to cool in the loaf pan for 10 minutes before taking it out to cool completely on a wire rack.
- Serving Size: 1 slice
- Calories: 450
- Fat: 31
- Carbohydrates: 73
- Protein: 11
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