Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sweet Potato Bread

I'm so glad I found this recipe for sweet potato bread. It was really good and it's packed with vitamins from the sweet potatoes. I also like the addition of flax seed. This would make a perfect fall time bread, but is delicious anytime of year. I made a couple of small changes to the recipe and I also decided to add a glaze to the top of it which added the perfect amount of sweetness. 
I found flax seed in the bulk grain section of my store.


  • 1/3  cup  flaxseed
  • 2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1  teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • (I added 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon)
  • 1/4  cup  (2 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened(I used full fat cream cheese)
  • 3  tablespoons  butter, softened
  • 1/2  cup  packed brown sugar(I used 3/4 cup brown sugar and no honey)
  • 1/4  cup  honey(I decided not to use honey)
  • 1  large egg
  • 1  large egg white
  • 1  cup  mashed cooked sweet potato
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water(after mixing glaze you can add more water a tiny bit at a time, if you want a thinner consistency)
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix together glaze ingredients and drizzle on top of bread, once it is cooled.


Preheat oven to 350°.
Place flaxseed in a clean coffee grinder or blender; process until coarsely ground. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flaxseed, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Beat cream cheese and the next 5 ingredients (cream cheese through egg white); stir in sweet potato. Add to the flour mixture, stirring just until moist.
Spoon batter into an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.
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chef catherine said...

Absolutely amazing recipem, it looks and tastes fabulous. Definately a keeper thanks for sharing

Amber said...

Catherine, Thank you!!


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