Sweet potato and pecan bread

    1 hour 15 min

    More of a cake in a loaf tin but so delicious! A great way to use up leftover sweet potatoes. If you only have raw sweet potatoes - cook them in the microwave for 4 to 6 minutes, then scoop out the flesh and let it cool before using.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 300g caster sugar
    • 120ml vegetable oil
    • 2 eggs
    • 220g sifted plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 80ml water
    • 200g cooked and mashed sweet potato
    • 60g pecans, chopped

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease a 23x12cm (9x5 in) loaf tin.
    2. Mix sugar and oil; whisk well. Add eggs and mix again.
    3. Combine flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl. Stir flour mixture into egg mixture alternately with water. Stir in sweet mashed potatoes and chopped pecans.
    4. Pour the cake batter into loaf tin. Bake for about one hour.

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    I made this bread and it was really delicious, I didn't have nutmeg so I replaced it with mixed spice and it was lovely. It is very easy to make and it is very light, It keeps really well and lasts a couple of days. I also tried it toasted with butter and it really was very good. Very popular with my work friends.  -  09 Feb 2015


    Absolutely LOVED IT!!!! I doubled the recipe. Then added only 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup brown sugar. instead of oil I added 1 cup homemade apple sauce. Instead of water I added apple sauce. It turned out awesome.  -  28 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I really love this bread I substituted 1 stick of butter for the oil and poured melted butter on top and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar mixture the last ten minutes of cooking it was so good even my kids loved it. It was like pumpkin bread but milder. Thanks I'll be making these for gifts during Christmas!  -  07 Sep 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)