You'll love this Sweet Potato Bread with Maple Syrup. A quick sweet bread recipe and SO delicious. Substitute pumpkin to make Pumpkin Bread.
This delicious Sweet Potato Bread is made with just a handful of ingredients and a few minutes to prep. Made with delicious maple syrup, you're left with a sweet but not overly sweet taste.
I recommend using your best maple syrup in this quick bread recipe, as it really compliments the sweet potato flavor and you can taste the syrup. My preferences are pure Canadian maple syrup or Vermont maple syrup. Whatever you use, make sure it's pure maple syrup.
This is a sweet bread recipe no yeast so there's no need to wait for the dough to rise. While it does still take a bit over an hour, most of that time is spent in the oven. Hands-on time is just 10 minutes!
This is a canned sweet potato recipe, which I love for the sake of convenience. However, if you're motivated and want to cook your own sweet potatoes, I've included several ways to do that below.
Think of this easy sweet bread recipe as a lesson in how to make sweet bread and use it to make other types of sweet bread.
For example, you can easily turn this into maple pumpkin bread by swapping out the sweet potato for a can of pumpkin.
The delicious cinnamon glaze will be as delicious on maple pumpkin bread as it is on this sweet potato bread recipe.
Table of contents
- Supplies to Make Sweet Potato Bread
- How To Make Sweet Potato Bread
- How To Make the Cinnamon Glaze Icing:
- Sweet Potato Facts
- Can You Freeze Sweet Potatoes
- Enjoy these other easy dessert recipes:
Supplies to Make Sweet Potato Bread
- 9x5 loaf pan
- Nonstick cooking spray
- Potato masher
- KitchenAid handheld mixer
- Wire cooling rack
- canned sweet potatoes
- granulated sugar
- vegetable oil
- maple syrup
- all-purpose flour
- baking soda
- baking powder
- powdered sugar
- Heath Bar baking bits
How To Make Sweet Potato Bread
To make this easy quick bread, begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Spray your loaf pan with non-stick baking spray and set aside.
Mash sweet potatoes in a large bowl. Add the wet ingredients (water, oil, maple syrup, bourbon) and sugar.
In a separate bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Stir to combine well.
Stir in the pecans.
Pour the mixture into the loaf pan.
Bake for 60-70 minutes. A toothpick should come out clean when inserted.
Let cool for 15 minutes before removing from the pan.
How To Make the Cinnamon Glaze Icing:
Whisk together powdered sugar, milk and ground cinnamon. Combine well.
Place the sweet bread loaf on a wire rack to cool.
Pour the cinnamon glaze on top of the bread.
Sprinkle with Heath candy bar bits.
Sweet Potato Facts
How Long to Boil a Sweet Potato
Sweet potatoes should be boiled until soft and tender to touch with a fork. This should take 15 to 20 minutes depending on the size of the sweet potato.
How Long to Microwave a Sweet Potato
A sweet potato can be cooked in the microwave in just 5 minutes!! Be sure to poke holes in it prior to placing on a microwave safe place. If it's not quite as tender as you'd like, return to microwave at 1 minute intervals. A microwave is the quickest way to cook a sweet potato.
How To Bake a Sweet Potato in Foil
Baking a sweet potato in foil is so easy! The foil helps them stay warm after you remove them from the oven and helps keep the skin softer. To bake a sweet potato in foil, wash them first and piece with a fork on all sides. Wrap in foil and bake for 45-50 minutes.
How Many Calories in a Sweet Potato
The number of calories in a sweet potato varies based on the size of the sweet potato. As a general guide, there are 86 calories in 3.5 oz of sweet potato.
How Many Carbs in a Sweet Potato
Contrary to popular belief, sweet potatoes and white potatoes have relatively the same amount of carbs in them - sweet potatoes just have a higher % of fiber, vitamins and minerals.
The number of carbs varies based on the size of the sweet potato but a regular medium sweet potato without the skin has approximately 27 grams of carbs.
Can You Eat Sweet Potato Skin
Yes, you can eat sweet potato skin. In fact, the skin is where you'll find lots of fiber, nutrients and antioxidants in the sweet potato skin.
Can You Freeze Sweet Potatoes
You can freeze cooked sweet potatoes for up to 12 months. Allow them to cool after baking, wrap individually in foil and then place in a freezer bag.
Can Dogs Have Sweet Potatoes
Yes, dogs can eat sweet potatoes. In fact, sweet potatoes are on the ingredient list of many dog foods and recommended for dogs on special diets. However, dogs can not eat raw sweet potato so be sure to cook it and remove the skin before giving it to your pup.
Can Cats Eat Sweet Potatoes
Yes, cats can eat plain, cooked sweet potatoes. However, they should not have any sort of sweet potato dish with added sugar, etc and should not eat the skin.