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Sweet Potato Pecan Bread

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  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon mace
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates or raisins
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup cooked and mashed sweet potatoes


  1. Grease bottom of a loaf pan approximately 9 x 5 x 3-inches.
  2. Stir together flour, baking powder, salt and spices in mixing bowl; stir in the sugar, pecans, and raisins or dates.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, applesauce, milk, and mashed sweet potatoes; stir to blend well.
  4. Add wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix with a large spoon just until the mixture is moistened.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  6. Bake at 325 degrees F for about 1 hour and 10 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Cool in pan on a rack for 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from pan and continue cooling on wire rack.