Sweet Potato Pecan Bread

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
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Serves: 1 loaf
  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. Grease and flour a loaf pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cloves. Set aside.
  4. 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.
  5. 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! 😎

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  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

  2. the lacquer spoon says

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

  3. 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.

  4. Julie M. says

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

  5. Angie's Recipes says

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Cristina TeenieCakes says

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

  9. MaryMoh says

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

  10. 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!

  11. sweetlife says

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


  12. IJust LoveMyApron says

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

  13. rotinrice says

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

  14. says

    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.

  15. Tabitha says

    I will try this bread, it looks wonderful. BUT, it took four pages to print out a recipe that could well have been done in one. Can the website please make the printing of a recipe easier and more concise?

    • Linda says

      Thanks Tabitha! About the printing, I wonder if it is your printer settings. I just printed the recipe and it came out in two pages because of the picture. It exceed a page by a a few lines. Anyway, this is a moist and delicious quick bread. I think you will really enjoy it. :)


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