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Sweet Potato Bread

Sweet Potato Bread with Cinnamon Glaze is moist and flavorful, just perfect for the holidays!

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Sweet Potato Bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 10 slices
Calories 449 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup sweet potato puree
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup chocolate chunks or chocolate chips

Cinnamon Glaze:

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk or more
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Butter a 9x5 loaf pan and cover the bottom and the two long sides with parchment paper for easy bread removal.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together oil, brown sugar, sweet potato puree, maple syrup, eggs, milk, and vanilla until well blended.
  3. In another bowl whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon.
  4. Stir in the dry ingredients into the wet, just until combined.
  5. Stir in the chopped walnuts and chocolate.
  6. Transfer the batter into the prepared loaf pan and shake to distribute evenly.
  7. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Remove from the oven and let it cool 10-15 minutes in the pan before removing the bread and placing it on a cooling rack.
  9. Cool the bread completely before adding the glaze.


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together confectioners' sugar and cinnamon.
  2. Add milk and stir until no lumps remain and the mixture is smooth. The mixture should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon but still, maintain a drizzle consistency.
  3. If needed, add another teaspoon of milk, or more sugar.
  4. Drizzle glaze over the cooled bread, let it settle before slicing and serving.
  5. Store covered at room temperature for up to 3-4 days.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 449 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 151mg7%
Potassium 471mg13%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 5496IU110%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 136mg14%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.