Southern favorite that I modified for a vegan diet. This also freezes well.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 25 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 loaf
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Add sweet potatoes and cook until tender, 20 to 30 minutes; drain. Place sweet potatoes in a bowl and mash with a potato masher until smooth.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

  • Stir sugar and oil together in a bowl until well mixed; beat in banana. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and baking powder in a bowl. Alternate stirring the flour mixture and 1/3 cup water into the sugar mixture until combined. Mix in sweet potatoes and pecans; stir until batter is smooth. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until top is golden brown, about 1 hour.

Cook's Notes:

Yams can be substituted for sweet potatoes, if desired.

The 9x5-inch loaf pan can be substituted with 2 small loaf pans.

Nutrition Facts

295 calories; protein 2.6g 5% DV; carbohydrates 44.2g 14% DV; fat 12.7g 20% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 165.2mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2018
I substituted out the oil for applesauce and it’s super moist and super healthy and low fat. I also cut the sugar down by half a cup cuz I roasted the sweet potatoes too pull out natural sugars. So it’s all around healthier and just as delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2018
I substituted out the oil for applesauce and it’s super moist and super healthy and low fat. I also cut the sugar down by half a cup cuz I roasted the sweet potatoes too pull out natural sugars. So it’s all around healthier and just as delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2019
Very good! Since I try to avoid white sugar I substituted 1/2 cup applesauce and 1/2 cup pure maple syrup. Also I used organic unflavored coconut oil in place of vegetable and added 1 banana and some chopped dates to the pecans. To save time I used the microwave for the 1 sweet potato. My oven has convection bake so it only took about 50 minutes at 350. I was careful not to over mix the batter and used stone ground white whole wheat flour. Will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2019
Made this exactly like the recipe except I didn't have Chopped Pecans. I measured the ingredients precisely as the recipe calls. Then I combined the ingredients in the same way. I waited patiently for the bread to cool down. I cut a slice of the Vegan Sweet Potato Bread. This is by far one of the delicious Pumpkin Breads that I made. It is sweetened just right. Not too sweet. This will be the Pumpkin bread for future Fall recipes! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2018
I doubled the batter and made about 3 dozen muffins with this recipe. All five of us including 3 picky toddlers loved them. Will make these again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2020
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2018
Very easy recipe and delicious. thank you! Read More
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