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

This is outstanding. It is really so much better with fresh cooked sweet potatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF.
  2. Grease BOTTOM only of an 8½x4½x2½-inch loaf pan.
  3. Stir together flour and spices in mixing bowl.
  4. With a spoon, stir in sugar, eggs, oil and milk; blend well.
  5. Stir in sweet potatoes, pecans and raisins.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  7. Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Cool in pan 15 minutes.
  9. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
  10. For easier slicing, wrap loaf and store overnight in a cool place.
  11. Bread mellows over time and will keep for several days.
  12. NOTE: If using all-purpose flour, sift 2 tsps baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt with the flour and spices.
Most Helpful

This is an amazing quick bread and a nice change of pace from banana and pumpkin breads. I had a bunch of leftover sweet potatoes, so I made four loaves of this today. I cut the sugar by 25% and it was still plenty sweet. I'll probably cut the sugar in half next time. I also substituted brown sugar for half the sugar, used a combo of pecans and walnuts, and omitted the raisins. I found that I had to add quite a bit more milk to get a bread batter consistency - maybe 3-4 more tablespoons per loaf - but other than that, everything went as expected. We really, really liked this and I will definitely make it again. Yum!

worldmom12 November 10, 2010

Delicious! We really enjoyed this tasty quick bread. It was a nice change from banana and pumpkin bread. I used a fresh sweet potato from my garden. To save time, I microwaved it whole until soft, then I peeled and mashed it. As a personal preference, I omitted the golden raisins. I baked this in a cast iron loaf pan, so I reduced the oven temperature down to 315F degrees and baked it for 1 hour 20 minutes. Thank you for sharing. **Made for Sweet December tag**

Bayhill December 15, 2013

My 4 year old and twin 19 month olds loved it! I'm always looking for ways to get extra veggies in them. I cut the sugar to 1/2 cup and will likely cut it again or omit it all together. I found the raisins, soaked first in hot water, provided lots of sweetness. I, too, used extra sweet potatoes as I had them all mashed up and I used 1/2 cup plain flour and 1 cup whole meal. I had to add a bit more milk to make it the right consistency. And I ran out of oil, so I used some butter. Yum.

robandsandracruz February 04, 2010

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