Raisin Sweet Potato Bread

You know what drives me crazy about WordPress? These stupid line breaks. There’s no way to cut them out. Ugh!

Okay, (after another break…) I had some sweet potatos that I needed to use up so I checked around for some bread recipes. I liked the glaze for this–added just the right amount of sweetness and contrast. If you’ve never had sweet potato bread before, it tastes like carrot cake. Yum!


• 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

• 2 teaspoons baking soda

• 1 teaspoon baking powder

• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

• 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

• 1/2 teaspoon salt

• 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

• 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes

• 3 eggs

• 1 cup canola oil

• 3 cups sugar

• 1 cup chopped walnuts

• 1 cup raisins


• 1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

• 4 to 5 teaspoons orange juice

• 1 teaspoon grated orange peel

• 1/3 cup chopped walnuts


In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Whisk together the sweet potatoes, eggs and oil. Add sugar; whisk until smooth. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Fold in walnuts and raisins (batter will be thick). Transfer to two greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350 ° for 65-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks. Meanwhile, for glaze, combine the confectioners’ sugar, orange juice and peel until blended. Spread over loaves; sprinkle with walnuts.

Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 slice): 279 calories, 10 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 138 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.


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