Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sweet Potato Bread

Imagine my delight when I found a recipe for a yeast bread made with, you guessed it, Sweet Potatoes!!

Seeing as I had pureed sweet potatoes siting in my fridge, I decided to give this bread a try.

This bread turned out great and reminded me of a slightly sweeter version of my mom's carrot bread.  It's delicious with a bit of honey, as a side for a hearty bowl of soup, and it's also excellent used in French Toast with cinnamon ... mmm.

Sweet Potato Bread - From I'm Mom, Not a Professional

1 C warm water
1/6 C of honey*
1 T of yeast
1 C whole wheat flour
3 C bread flour**
1 C pureed sweet potatoes
2 T olive oil
3/4 tsp. salt

Begin by combining the warm water, honey and yeast in the base of your mixer.  When yeast is slightly foamy, add in the salt.

Then, mix in the sweet potato and oil.

Finally, add in the flour, 1 C at a time.

Mix on speed 1 or 2 for 2-3 minutes until dough begins to solidify and becomes pliable and smooth.  You will likely need to add additional flour during this step.

Place the dough ball in a lightly greased bowl and cover.  Allow the dough to rise until doubled, about 1 hour.

Punch the dough down after the first rise and then shape the dough into a loaf.

Place the loaf in a lightly greased bread pan.  Cover and allow the dough to rise again until it's one inch above the top of the bread pan.

Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes, until lightly browned and the bread sounds hallow when you tap it.

Remove from the bread pan to cool.

Wait to slice it until the bread is cooled.


*The original recipe called for 1/4 C of honey, I reduced the honey to 1/6 C and really liked the hint of sweetness.

**You may need additional flour during the kneading stage depending on how much moisture is in your sweet potato puree.  I added ~3/4 of a cup.

Linked to: Take a Look Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, Ingredient Spotlight


  1. It looks so delicious! I wish I had a slice (or three) right now!!

  2. Two of my favorite things in one nice package! I'd love some of this for breakfast! Thanks!

  3. I love sweet potatoes and bread, so this sounds like it would be awesome. I'm going to have to add this to my to do list. Thanks for sharing it.

  4. SnoWhite I love you!
    I just overcooked some sweet potatoes that were intended to go with a stew, and now I just have sweet potato puree instead.
    I had a quick google about for ideas but nothing grabbed me, so I decided to check on some blogs and Voila - you came to my rescue!

  5. It came out perfect! Love some with a little honey butter.

  6. I love the bright colour of it! :)

  7. Looks wonderful!! I would love to try some!!

  8. What a great way to sneak a few more veggies in the diet! It looks so yummy!

  9. Oooh, this sounds delish! I love making breads. :)

  10. It has such a nice texture! It sounds delicious with the hint of honey in there! Bet it makes excellent french toast.

  11. From the title of this post, I thought it'd be a quick bread, but it's so interesting that this is a regular yeasted bread. Looks REALLY nice. I've clipped this and hope to try it soon.

  12. Looks lovely. Quick question though have you any idea how many packets of dry yeast need to be used. I really want to make some of your bread recipes but here in Ireland I can only find 7g packets of yeast and im not sure how many to use.

  13. I found this in a google search and made it, and it is delicious. Just what I was looking for to use my sweet potato.

  14. I love that it's egg free. I'm allergic to them. Thanks many years after the post! LOL


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