Candied Yam Bread (Using Leftovers)

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by HeathersKitchen

The solution to those yummy leftover candied yams! I don't measure when I make candied yams so sometimes the leftovers have more liquid. If there is some liquid in the candied yams, I use that in place of some of the milk, making sure I get 1/2 cup of total liquid. If the liquid drained from the candied yams looks particularly buttery, I use it in place of some of the butter, making sure to get 1/2 cup total for the fat measurement. If there isn't much liquid I just use the measurements stated in the recipe. This makes a yummy bread!

Top Review by Lee from New Mexico

Came accross this recipe while just "surfing" Zaar. Looked intresting and remembered I had a left over can of yams in the pantry from last year and thought why not. Soooo very glad I did, it's so good, I now have yams on my grocerie list for more bread by popular demand. Talked about it so much at work that now I have to take a loaf in on Monday...LOL Thanks so much for sharing, will be making this frenquently, it's so easy and Delish.... Lee

Ingredients Nutrition

  • for dusting the pan and topping

  • 2 -3 tablespoons cinnamon sugar, mixture
  • batter

  • 1 cup candied yams, solids
  • 12 cup butter
  • 12 cup sugar (Depending on how sweet the candied yams are you may want to add more sugar or use less, just to tast)
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 cup milk
  • 1 12 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • optional spices (mix into dry ingredients if you crave a spicier yam bread or leave out)

  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • mix in options

  • 12 cup chopped pecans
  • 12 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Butter a loaf pan and dust with a cinnamon sugar mixture.
  3. Sift the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and set aside.
  4. Cream together the yams and sugar until smooth.
  5. Add butter; mix.
  6. Add eggs; mix.
  7. Add milk; mix.
  8. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  9. Fold in nuts and/or chocolate chips if using.
  10. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  11. Sprinkle top with more cinnamon sugar mixture.
  12. Bake for 60 minutes.
  13. Cool 10 minutes.
  14. Remove from pan to wire rack to cool completely.

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