Sweet Potato Quick Bread Recipe

    10 Servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup, high quality
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups sweet potato, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with nonstick baking spray containing flour. Cut a piece of parchment to a 9x5-inch rectangle and lay in the bottom of the pan.
  2. In a large bowl, add both flours, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk together to combine. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add the maple syrup, brown sugar, applesauce, oil, eggs and vanilla. Whisk well until completely combined.
  4. Stir in the sweet potatoes then the flour mixture, just until combined and evenly moistened preferably using a dough whisk to avoid over mixing. Gently fold in the cranberries and pecans.
  5. Scrape batter into prepared pan and bake in center of preheated oven for approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Remove loaf from oven and cool in loaf pan for 15 minutes on a wire rack. Invert and turn bread out onto wire rack to cool completely.

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Author: Kate Donahue
Recipe Yields: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 80 minutes
Total Time: 90 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 slice
Servings Per Recipe 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 164
Calories 485

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g
  Saturated Fat 2g
Sodium 196mg
Total Carbohydrate 71g
  Dietary Fiber 4g
  Sugars 42g
Protein 6g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

this recipe never tells you to mix in the oil. When should it have been done?

bluebonnetbaker.com @ wayloopy

Hey there,
So sorry about that. There was a typo in the directions. Typically, ingredients should be added in the order that they're in the list, so in this case, oil should have been added to the wet ingredients - inbetween the applesauce and eggs. We have corrected the error in the directions. Thank you for alerting us to it. All the best, Amber | Managing Editor, Food Fanatic