Sweet Potato Bread

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Enjoy a slice of sweet potato bread as a snack or pack one for lunch. If you don't like dates, use raisins instead.

Cook Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes


  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup no-sugar-added applesauce
  • 1/4 cup nonfat milk
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 2/3 cup chopped dates


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar in a large bowl. Place egg, milk, applesauce in a small bowl. Add wet ingredients to dry. Stir in mashed sweet potato, followed by chopped dates. Spoon batter into a 9 x 5 loaf pan coated with nonstick cooking spray.

Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Yield one loaf, 12 slices

Per Slice: Calories 179, Calories from Fat 7, Total Fat 0.8g (sat 0.1g), Cholesterol 0.1mg, Sodium 64mg, Carbohydrate 34.8g, Fiber 3.1g, Protein 3.1g

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