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Raisin Sweet Potato Bread

This is a tasty bread with a moist center and crunchy crust. My mother asked me to make it for her 90th birthday party. Everyone who sampled it asked for the recipe.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 loaves (16 slices each)


  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup raisins


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. In another large bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, oil, eggs and vanilla; stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in raisins.
  • Transfer to two greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
Editor's Note
As a substitute for each cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 168 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 99mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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