My Sister's Sweet Potato Bread

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

This is my sister Barb's recipe. It is the first thing I ever made for my husband when we first met and he flipped over it. He ate a whole loaf driving home from my house!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, oil, egg, sweet potatoes and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients (except walnuts) together well and add to wet ingredients.
  4. Stir until just combined.
  5. Fold in walnuts.
  6. Pour into 2 standard loaf pans.
  7. Bake for 75 minutes or until thin knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Most Helpful

5 5

Perfectly moist with just the right amount of sweetness. I left out the walnuts (personal preference) and added pecans to one loaf. A little too strong on the cloves so I will cut down next time. Baked beautifully, nice and dense. DH nearly ate an entire loaf in one day! This will be the perfect bread for holiday gift giving.

5 5

I've made this recipe a couple times as muffins--and it's awesome! Great flavor and texture. Unlike most muffins, they're good even a few days later--moist, but not too moist! I used liner papers and drizzled them with a simple powdered sugar frosting. I called them "marry me" muffins because of the story and folks loved them!

5 5

Very good. Halved the recipe using 2 eggs instead of 3 and canola oil, but otherwise made it as directed. Very soft, fluffy and delicious!