Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sweet Potato Bread ~ by Victoria

We found this recipe in a Taste of Home magazine years ago,
and have loved it ever since. 
It is easy, delicious, and a little more nutritious with the sweet potatoes in it!


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1-3/4 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes (without added milk and butter)
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon butter, softened, divided
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3-1/4 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour


    In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sweet potatoes, 1/2 cup butter, honey, egg, salt and whole wheat flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough all-purpose flour to form a soft dough.Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Shape into loaves. Place in two greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans Cover and let rise until doubled, about 25 minutes. Bake at 375° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown (cover loosely with foil if top browns too quickly). Remove from pans to wire racks.
    SourceTaste of Home magazine clipping


    1. That looks SO good! I really enjoy making wholesome breads, so I'm going to have to try this one soon:)
      BTW I've loved your great recipes. Keep them coming:)

    2. Thanks so much for the note and the encouragement, Elanee! We're so glad to hear that you're enjoying the recipes! We always love finding new "tried-and-true" recipes, too! We are having fun getting all our recipes recorded in one place!
      Happy cooking/baking!
      Hope to see you again soon!