Sweet Potato Pecan Bread

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Sweet Potato Pecan Bread

One of my favorite side dishes in the fall is candied sweet potatoes. This bread was inspired by that classic autumn favorite. I combined the ingredients used in the dish with a quick bread recipe from my previous post Dates and Zucchini Bread. I was not disappointed with the results. The aroma of caramelized sweet potatoes filled the kitchen when the bread was baking in the oven. I could hardly wait to taste it.

This Sweet Potato Pecan Bread had a nice pebbled look with the mashed sweet potatoes and the chopped pecans. It was moist and tender with just the right amount of sweetness. Best served warm in thick slices. I know it is a little early to be thinking of autumn but this delightful bread will probably be at the year-end Thanksgiving table.

Sweet Potato Pecan Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Yield: 1 loaf

Sweet Potato Pecan Bread


  • 1 medium sized (8oz/225g) sweet potato
  • 1½ cups (225g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ cup (110g) sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup (60ml) vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup (180ml) buttermilk
  • ½ cup (50g) chopped pecans


Scrub and rinse sweet potato. Prick it all over with a fork. Roast in 350°F (180°C) oven for 45 to 50 minutes. Remove and let cool. Peel and mash well.

Grease and flour a loaf pan.

In a medium bowl, combine all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cloves. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine sugar, egg, vegetable oil, buttermilk, and sweet potatoes. Add dry mixture to sweet potato mixture. Stir until well combined. Fold in pecans. Spoon batter into loaf pan.

Bake in a 350°F (180°C) oven for 55 to 60 minutes. Remove and cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove bread from pan and allow it to cool completely.


Sweet Potato Pecan Bread

Great for afternoon tea or coffee…..

Sweet Potato Pecan Bread

Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 8-)

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40 Responses

  1. Sushma Mallya says:

    Thats a new flavour in bread but looks yummy….love sweet potato, am sure i would love this one too…baked it to perfection as well


    I can just imagine how moist this bead is! It looks very satisfying indeed!

  3. the lacquer spoon says:

    Very comforting! I can eat this kind of bread anytime of a day, morning, afternoon, et al… versatile :)

  4. anncoo says:

    I am sure with the sweet potato in it, the bread is super soft.

  5. Pari says:

    bookmarked. The cake looks so moist.

  6. lequan@luvtoeat says:

    I love sweet potato anything and will eat it anytime of the day or year. I can only imagine the lovely aromas coming out of the oven in your house while baking this wonderful bread. I would probable be like a little kid with my face pressed against the oven glass and watching the bread bake, waiting in anticipation. This sounds delicious Biren. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Julie M. says:

    I have heard such good things about using sweet potato in breads. I definitely need to try it! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Mina says:


    You bake the most wonderful breads. This one must have alovely flavour.

  9. Angie's Recipes says:

    The quick bread looks very moist and yummy! I must get some sweet potatoes as I really miss them.

  10. Reeni says:

    What a wonderful bread Biren. I've never made one with sweet potatoes. Sounds totally delicious!

  11. 5starfoodie says:

    Wow, an amazing bread! It sounds terrific with sweet potatoes and pecans!

  12. Padhu says:

    Bread looks gorgeous!! Sounds great .

  13. pigpigscorner says:

    I like caramelised sweet potatoes too!

  14. Jay says:

    HY Biren,

    Nice try dear…delicious…!

  15. bunkycooks says:

    I bet this is really good! I think you are on vacation now…I hope you are having fun!

  16. Cook with Madin says:

    Hi Biren, The bread looks delicious and moist. I love sweet potatoes, and will definitely love this.
    I'm sure your are enjoying your vacation.

  17. Patty Price says:

    Thanks for this wonderful recipe, wow your sweet potato bread looks yummy!

  18. Green Girl says:

    The slice looks so delicious, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't mind having some with or without a cup of tea. Thanks for the recipe.

  19. Gourmande says:

    That's a great idea, I will surely try it.

  20. Cristina TeenieCakes says:

    Biren…can't wait to try this bread (luv quick breads)! Must have amazing flavors with the sweet potato and spices.

  21. Cherine says:

    A wonderful bread with great flavors!

  22. Chef Dennis says:

    your sweet potato bread sounds delicious…I particularly like the pecans!

  23. MaryMoh says:

    Wow…a very healthy loaf of bread! Must be very delicious cos of the sweet potato….my favourite :P

  24. tigerfish says:

    Yep, I think it is healthy bread…the pecan adding the nutty flavor…hmmm…

  25. denise fletcher says:

    Oh Biren!! I cannot imagine pecan nuts and sweet potatoes together, not tasting absolutely wonderful!! The loaf looks incredibly moist and tender. I simply love this!

  26. penny aka jeroxie says:

    such a nice combination. nutty and sweet and bready :)

  27. sweetlife says:

    great bread, I love sweet potaotes but have never tried them with pecans, I bet it taste like fall.


  28. Bendi Benri says:

    I can almost smell it from here. Looks wonderful. Looking forward to giving it a go. Cheers x

  29. sarah says:

    looks so perfect and yummy!!!

  30. Juliana says:

    Wow, love sweet potatoes bread…and with pecan…even better :-)

  31. IJust LoveMyApron says:

    Biren, sweet potatoes and pecan!? sounds good to me! i love bread when it's fresh out of oven. yum!

  32. shriya says:

    Nice recipe. Love the combo, very different. Must be delicious.

  33. Krist Rimkus says:

    Great combination of ingredients. I love the sweet potato and pecans. Very creative!!

  34. rotinrice says:

    Thanks Gwen! I am out there and having fun :)

  35. rotinrice says:

    Thanks Madin for visiting while I am away. Everything is going well. I hope to post some pictures soon :)

  36. rotinrice says:

    I thought of you when I was making this bread. I know you love sweet potatoes :)

  37. Biren, I saw this beautiful bread on Sumptuous Spoonfuls’ FB page, and had to come over here to get a closer look at it! I love sweet potatoes….why have I never made sweet potato bread? :) Add those pecans, and I am in heaven! PINNING! :)
    Thank you for a recipe I will look forward to trying!

    • Biren says:

      Thanks Joy for stopping by. I love sweet potatoes too and use them often in my cooking and baking. This quick bread is one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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