Sweet Potato Cranberry Nut Bread
A delicious sweet potato and cranberry nut bread from the heirlooom recipe file of the North Carolina Sweetpotato Commission, Inc.
3/4 cup sweet potato, cooked, peeled and mashed
3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 cup butter, melted
3 large eggs, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground mace
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh cranberries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- In large mixing bowl, combine mashed sweet potato, brown sugar, butter, eggs, orange peel and orange juice.
- Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and mace; blend into sweet potato mixture. Stir in cranberries and nuts. Pour into greased and floured 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan.
- Bake in a preheated 350°F (175°C) oven for 50 to 60 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan. Cool.
- Wrap in foil or plastic wrap. Store overnight for easy slicing.
Makes 1 loaf.
Recipe courtesy of North Carolina Sweetpotato Commission.