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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sweet Potato Yeast Bread

Growing up, my mom baked a lot of bread.  One of my favorite memories was baking bread on Saturday mornings.  We had a huge bowl, and we would make a quadruple batch of plain dough, and then the four of us would get a quarter of the dough to make our own special loaf.  I loved to make cinnamon bread.  And nothing is better than bread fresh from the oven!

I have been looking for a recipe for bread with some fall flavors.  I adapted one that I found for potato yeast bread, and tried sweet potatoes and some fall spices.  And a little brown sugar.

Sweet Potato Yeast Bread


  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon each ground cloves and cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons milk


Add ingredients according to manufacturer's suggested order. Use white bread setting, light crust.
Makes a 2-pound loaf.

This is wonderful!  It is just the right blend of flavors, a little sweet, a little savory.  The sweet potato adds moisture and a nice delicate texture.

Fresh from the oven (well, bread machine...)?  Fabulous.  This would make great french toast.  Or a delicious turkey sandwich.  Leftovers would make out of this world bread pudding.

But I am thinking leftovers of this one aren't likely at our house.  We couldn't finish taking pictures without a taste.

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  1. YUMMY
    First of all - lovely color
    And then the texture looks wonderful
    I've made some sweet-potato Challahs before so I know the taste is great

  2. Mmm! This looks really good! I've never tried this type of bread, but I'd love to!

  3. That looks fabulous! With the cooler temps moving in, I have been searching for yeast bread recipes. You are my savior....I am for sure going to try this. Thank you for sharing this at Foodie Friends Friday.

  4. How neat. This is completely novel to me... I've never knew of sweet potato bread. thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

  5. What a great recipe, I just love the Sweet Potato in this recipe and I can't wait to taste it. Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. This looks delicious and is so pretty too. I can’t wait to try the recipe. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

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