Sweet Potato Pecan Quick Bread

Sweet Potato Bread With Pecans
Sweet Potato Bread With Pecans. Photo and Recipe: Diana Rattray
  • 85 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 70 mins
  • Yield: 12 Servings
Ratings

This moist sweet potato bread is low in fat and super easy to prepare and bake. Applesauce replaces oil or butter in the recipe.

I used chopped dates in the bread pictured, but raisins or other dried fruit could be used as well.

See Also
​Sweet Potato Loaf Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 7 ounces
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground mace or nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground 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

How to Make It

  1. Grease bottom of a loaf pan approximately 9- x 5- x 3-inches.  Heat the oven to 325 F (165 C/Gas 3). 
  2. Stir together flour, baking powder, salt and spices in mixing bowl; stir in the sugar, pecans, and raisins or dates.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, applesauce, milk, and mashed sweet potatoes; stir to blend well.
  4. Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix with a large spoon just until the mixture is moistened.
  1. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  2. Bake  for about 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  3. Cool in pan on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pan and continue cooling on wire rack.

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