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Kentucky Sweet Potato Bread

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Servings:16Serving Size:1 sliceRecipe Cost:$4.63Cost per Serving:$.29
Sweet potato bread

Old fashioned sweet potato bread is comforting and tasty. Best of all, it’s quick and easy to make.


  • ¼ cup margarine
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup cooked mashed sweet potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 ½ cups self-rising flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream ¼ cup margarine and ½ cup brown sugar.
  2. Add eggs and mix well.
  3. Add sweet potatoes, milk, and grated orange peel; mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix flours, allspice, nutmeg and pecans.
  5. Blend the wet and dry mixtures, stirring only until just combined.
  6. Spray a 9-inch x 5-inch x 3-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  7. Pour mixture into pan and bake at 350°F for 45 to 50 minutes.
  8. When the loaf is removed from the oven, allow to cool for 10 minutes before applying glaze.


  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • 1 tablespoon reduced fat cream cheese
  • ¼ cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1½ teaspoon milk
  • 1½ teaspoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  1. In a small mixing bowl, mix the margarine and cream cheese.
  2. Add the confectioner’s sugar, milk, orange juice and orange peel.Mix well.
  3. Remove loaf from pan and spread

Make it a Meal

  • Turkey
  • Dressing
  • Steamed broccoli
  • Congealed fruit salad
  • Kentucky Sweet Potato Bread
  • Low-fat milk
Source: Plate It Up! Kentucky Proud


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Nutrition facts per serving: 150 calories; 4.5 g fat; 1 g saturated fat; 5 g trans fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 200 mg sodium; 24 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 10 g sugar; 3 g protein, 70% Daily Value of vitamin A; 6% Daily Value of vitamin C; 6% Daily Value of calcium, 6% Daily Value of iron