Southern Sweet Potato Bread

Southern Sweet Potato Bread

  • 15 Minutes Prep1 Hour 45 Minutes Total
  • 12 Servings
  • 320 Calories per Serving
You can whip up a sweet-and-spicy quick bread and have it in the oven in minutes.

Ingredient List

  • 1 1/2 cups Gold Medal™ self-rising flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup mashed cooked sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 8x4-inch loaf pan with shortening or cooking spray. In large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  2. Add oil, milk and eggs; blend well. Stir in sweet potatoes, pecans and raisins until well mixed. Pour into pan.
  3. Bake 1 hour 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes. Remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Wrap tightly and store at room temperature up to 4 days, or refrigerate up to 10 days.


  • Cooked and mashed fresh sweet potatoes taste the best, but canned will work just fine.
  • For all you pumpkin bread fans out there, sweet potato bread is the next best thing! It’s made in the same way — but with cooked sweet potato instead of canned pumpkin — and they’re so similar you may not even be able to tell the difference between the two. This version calls for golden raisins and pecans for additional flavor and texture. Sweet potatoes are one of our favorite vegetables to cook with, and we’ve got tons more sweet potato recipes for main dishes, sides, snacks and desserts right this way. If you want to learn more about how to cook sweet potatoes , we’ve got that too!

Nutrition Information

Daily Values (Amount per serving)

Total Fat 17g 26%, Saturated Fat 2 1/2g 11%, Cholesterol 35mg 12%, Sodium 220mg 9%, Potassium 160mg 5%, Total Carbohydrate 38g 13%, Dietary Fiber 2g 9%, Vitamin A 70%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 8%, Iron 8%, Vitamin D 0%, Vitamin E 6%, Thiamin 15%, Riboflavin 8%, Niacin 6%, Vitamin B6 4%, Folic Acid 6%, Vitamin B12 0%, Pantothenic Acid 4%, Phosphorus 10%, Magnesium 6%, Zinc 4%, Selenium 20%, Copper 8%, Manganese 30%

Other Nutrients (Amount per serving)

Calories 320, Calories from Fat 150, Trans Fat 0g, Monounsaturated Fat 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat 7g, Soluble Fiber 0g, Insoluble Fiber 2g, Sugars 22g, Protein 4g, Beta-Carotene 130%, Omega-3 1/2g, Carbohydrate Choice 2 1/2, Starch 1, Fruit 0, Other Carbohydrate 1 1/2, Skim Milk 0, Low-Fat Milk 0, Milk 0, Vegetable 0, Very Lean Meat 0, Lean Meat 0, Medium-Fat Meat 0, High-Fat Meat 0, Fat 3, Fruits 0c, Vegetables 0c, Grains 1oz-eq, Meat & Beans 1oz-eq, Dairy 0c, Fats & Oils 2tsp