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Sweet Potato Pecan Quick Bread Recipe

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Sweet Potato Bread With Pecans

Sweet Potato Bread With Pecans

Photo and Recipe: Diana Rattray
This moist sweet potato bread is low in fat and easy to make.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon mace
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates or raisins
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup cooked and mashed sweet potatoes


Grease bottom of a loaf pan approximately 9- x 5- x 3-inches. Stir together flour, baking powder, salt and spices in mixing bowl; stir in the sugar, pecans, and raisins or dates. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, applesauce, milk, and mashed sweet potatoes; stir to blend well. Add wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix with a large spoon just until the mixture is moistened. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 325° for about 1 hour and 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pan and continue cooling on wire rack.

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 5 out of 5
, Member creamcheesemeow

I was skeptical about the lack of oil, but this was a winner. I used 3/4 cup sugar, did not sift the flour, substituted a microwaved & mashed apple for the apple sauce, substituted 1/4 t. nutmeg for the mace, used golden raisins, and skipped the nuts. Served to guests and we all enjoyed it.

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