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Granny's Sweet Potato Bread

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars
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"One of my favorite recipes made by my grandmother and handed down to me. My Granny made this bread as a sweet treat, but it was great for breakfast."
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Ingredients

2 h 25 m servings 396
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 5x9-inch loaf)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Wrap sweet potato in aluminum foil.
  2. Bake sweet potato in the preheated oven until easily pierced with a fork, about 1 hour. Set aside to cool.
  3. Whisk white sugar and canola oil together in a bowl. Add eggs; mix well. Sift flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg into sugar mixture. Slowly whisk water into flour-sugar mixture until incorporated.
  4. Peel sweet potato; mash into the batter. Fold in 1/2 cup chopped pecans.
  5. Reduce oven temperature to 320 degrees F (160 degrees C). Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  6. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean, about 1 hour.
  8. Heat brown sugar and butter in a small saucepan over low heat until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Add 1/2 cup chopped pecans and stir to combine. Remove from heat. Pour glaze over bread.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 396 calories; 17.6 58 4 32 253 Full nutrition

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okay. haven't had a chance to actually taste it yet but i just finished glazing the bread. a few little annoyances i had with the recipe were: i could not get the butter and brown sugar to actua...

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My bread has been coming out flat, soggy and with a weird texture im not sure what I’m doing wrong.

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okay. haven't had a chance to actually taste it yet but i just finished glazing the bread. a few little annoyances i had with the recipe were: i could not get the butter and brown sugar to actua...

I made muffins instead of bread and it was amazing they lasted two days. I also added just a dash of ginger, put walnuts and brown sugar(not melted) on top instead of the inside.

I have tried this recipe and it turned out very good. I made it into muffins (about 12-14 per recipe)that I baked 20 mins. Also since I can't eat the nuts, I substituted 1/3 cup of pumpkin see...

OK so I made this but made muffins rather than a loaf. I made a few changes, I only used 1 cup of white sugar (we don't like things too sweet in our house)and it was plenty sweet enough but thin...

Turned out very tasty, used only one cup sugar and didn’t bother with the glaze, other than followed exactly.

My bread has been coming out flat, soggy and with a weird texture im not sure what I’m doing wrong.

This is a beautiful recipe! I didn't have Canola oil so I used vegetable oil and it came out great! My family life it so much they have me making a double batch today. I didn't use the glaze in ...

Delicious! I had some cranberries on hand so I threw them in the batter and folded them in the batter. Completely forgot to make the glaze, but it was yummy still. Makes a great breakfast brea...

Delish! I didn't make the toping but the cake part was awesome. Thank you for posting.