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Sweet Potato Loaves

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"'My husband and I are missionaries in Brazil, where sweet potatoes are a staple food. I make this recipe often to share with the local people, and it is always a big hit,' pens Joyce Randolph from her home base in Canton, Maine."
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50 m servings
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. In a small mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and salt; add to creamed mixture just until blended (batter will be thick). Combine sweet potatoes and milk; stir into batter until blended. Fold in raisins.
  2. Transfer to two greased 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.


  • Editor's Note: An 8-in. round baking pan may be used instead of the loaf pans. Bake for 20-25 minutes.


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This is a very good recipe that reminds me of banana bread. It is nice and sweet. The only problem is it remained a bit sticky and doughy, even though toothpick did come out clean.

very very tasty, depending on the size pan you use or if you boil up and mash a sweet potato and it comes out to more than the recommended half cup it does come out a bit dense, but in a good wa...

Really good! I substituted oatmeal and whole wheat flour for the all purpose flour and it worked great, next time I will just use oatmeal, great texture and very moist. I also just used 1 medium...

I really enjoyed this loaf! The recipe was so easy and it tasted delicious. I made it with leftover baked sweet potato and used cranberry (craisins) instead of raisins. I loved the look of the r...

This loaf turned out wonderfully! I baked it in a glass pie pan for 30 minutes and it was perfect. I also used raw grated sweet potatoes, because I didn't have any cooked up, but it still turned...

Nice, but too sweet; next time I will try and half the sugar.

I love this recipe. I like my sweet potato loaf with more kick, so I increased the cinnamon to 1 tblsp and added 1/4 tsp nutmeg. I also used 1 tsp pure vanilla extract and instead of milk, I m...