A hearty bread with the warm taste of sweet potatoes and the tangy taste of orange juice. This is a great way to use your leftover baked sweet potatoes but canned are fine too.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
2 - 9x5 inch loaves
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Wash sweet potatoes, slice lengthwise and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven until tender, about 30 minutes. Let cool, peel and mash.

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  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together sugar, eggs and oil. Stir in orange juice and 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves. Stir flour mixture into egg/sweet potato mixture until just combined. Fold in pecans if desired. Pour batter into prepared pans.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour 25 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into center of a loaf comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

331 calories; protein 3.9g 8% DV; carbohydrates 52.1g 17% DV; fat 12.4g 19% DV; cholesterol 37.2mg 12% DV; sodium 325.8mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (38)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2003
A good bread moist and flavorful. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/22/2005
The bread was good but not as good as my pumkin bread. I needed 5 sweet potatoes to get the 2 cups of mashed sweet potato. My potatoes were what I would have considered average. Be prepared to bake more than the 3 the recipe calls for. Read More
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45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2003
A good bread moist and flavorful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2004
I cut back on the sugar by a cup and substituted applesauce for the oil. I made into muffins, hoping to sneak some nutrition in my toddler. It worked! She loves them and I feel better knowing she's getting something somewhat nutritious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2003
I only used 2 cups of sugar - next time - and there will be a next time - will use even less - and it still came out delicious and moist! Also only took an hour to bake. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2007
I followed other reviews and limited the sugar to one and a half cups plus a little extra to sprinkle on the top before baking. I've found that dusting the top of quick breads with a little bit of sugar is an excellent substitute for copious amounts of sugar in the batter plus it give the bread a great crusty top. Like another reviewer I substituted applesauce for all of the oil and it turned out great. I would recommend both greasing and flouring the pans though. Also I would add about one teaspoon extra cinnamon. My loaves cooked in one hour. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2003
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2003
Used two cups sugar as previousy suggested. It's spicy and my little kids didn't care for it much but my husband thought I should quit my job and go into business making this. It is very moist and it gets better and better as the days pass if there's still any left. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2005
From my kids: "We really liked it. We have a friend who is allergic to dairy products and this recipe is okay for her! Last time mom made banana bread but this is even better! It was delicate but sweet and taste like pumpkins too!.... Mmmmmmmm! this was SO good! My mom made this and it was practically pumkin. She didn't use allspice because she did not have any. It was awfully good anyway!" Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
This recipe was a huge hit with my family! I made it yesterday and they're already begging me for more! Thanks! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
All of my guests loved it! Someone even stole the leftovers behind my back!Its been requested many times agian! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/22/2005
The bread was good but not as good as my pumkin bread. I needed 5 sweet potatoes to get the 2 cups of mashed sweet potato. My potatoes were what I would have considered average. Be prepared to bake more than the 3 the recipe calls for. Read More
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